IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUT

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IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. : Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (form 8-K)

06/14/2021 | 05:15pm

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;



Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain
Officers.





As previously disclosed, on May 18, 2021, Maria Fardis, Ph.D., MBA notified the
Company (as defined below) that she would be resigning as President, Chief
Executive Officer and a director of the Company to pursue other opportunities.
Dr. Fardis' last day as a director and employee of the Company will be on June
18, 2021
.



Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.



Annual Meeting of Stockholders



On June 11, 2021, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the "Company") held the
Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") virtually, via
live webcast. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders voted on three
proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company's Definitive
Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, which was filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission
on April 27, 2021. At the Annual Meeting, 129,022,737
shares, or approximately 84.8% of all shares of the Company's common stock
outstanding as of the record date, were present either in person or by proxy.
The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon and the certified
results, including the number of votes cast for and against each matter and, if
applicable, the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each
matter:



· Proposal 1: a proposal to elect Iain Dukes, D. Phil., Maria Fardis, Ph.D.,



MBA., Athena Countouriotis, M.D., Ryan Maynard, Merrill A. McPeak, Wayne P.
Rothbaum and Michael Weiser, M.D., Ph.D. to the Board to serve as directors
until the Company's 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders;





· Proposal 2: a proposal to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, the



compensation of the Company's named executive officers; and





· Proposal 3: a proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the



Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year
ending December 31, 2021.




Voting Results




Proposal 1: Iain Dukes, D. Phil., Maria Fardis, Ph.D., MBA, Athena
Countouriotis
, M.D., Ryan Maynard, Merrill A. McPeak, Wayne P. Rothbaum and
Michael Weiser, M.D., Ph.D. were elected as directors on the following vote:



· Dr. Dukes was elected with 121,263,950 "FOR" votes and 1,827,741 "WITHHELD"



votes;





· Dr. Fardis was elected with 98,297,155 "FOR" votes and 24,794,536 "WITHHELD"



votes;





· Dr. Countouriotis was elected with 79,539,175 "FOR" votes and 43,552,516



"WITHHELD" votes;





· Mr. Maynard was elected with 121,930,230 "FOR" votes and 1,161,461 "WITHHELD"



votes;





· General McPeak was elected with 101,772,872 "FOR" votes and 21,318,819



"WITHHELD" votes;





· Mr. Rothbaum was elected with 120,753,771 "FOR" votes and 2,337,920 "WITHHELD"



votes; and





· Dr. Weiser was elected with 119,142,821 "FOR" votes and 3,948,870 "WITHHELD"



votes.











In addition, there were 5,931,046 broker non-votes in connection with this
proposal.



Proposal 2: This proposal was approved with 118,723,536 "FOR" votes, 3,968,157
"AGAINST" votes and 399,998 "ABSTAIN" votes. There were 5,931,046 broker
non-votes in connection with this proposal.



Proposal 3: This proposal was approved with 128,679,733 "FOR" votes, 34,761
"AGAINST" votes and 308,243 "ABSTAIN" votes. There were 0 broker non-votes in
connection with this proposal.

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