SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 2, 2011
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|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders|
(a) Digimarc Corporation (the Company) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 2, 2011 (the Annual Meeting).
(b) At the Annual Meeting, 6,572,919 shares were represented to vote either in person or by proxy, or 94.13% of the outstanding shares, which represented a quorum. The final results of voting for each matter submitted to a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
Proposal 1: Election of Directors
Bruce Davis, William J. Miller, James T. Richardson, Peter W. Smith and Bernard Whitney were elected as directors for a term of one year. The voting for each director was as follows:
William J. Miller
James T. Richardson
Peter W. Smith
Proposal 2: Ratification of the Appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
KPMG LLP was ratified as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011 with 6,542,226 votes in favor, 21,711 votes against and 8,982 abstentions.
Proposal 3: Advisory vote on the compensation paid to the Companys executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K
The compensation paid to the Companys executive officers was approved with 2,497,233 votes in favor, 75,486 votes against, 1,303 abstentions and 3,998,897 broker non-votes.
Proposal 4: Advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation
The voting for each frequency was as follows:
(d) A majority of the votes cast by shareholders voted, on an advisory basis, to hold an advisory vote to approve executive compensation every three years. In line with this recommendation by shareholders, the Companys Board of Directors has determined that it will include an advisory shareholder vote on executive compensation in its proxy materials once every three years until the next required advisory vote on the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensation, which will occur no later than our Annual Meeting of shareholders in 2017.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 5, 2011
|Robert P. Chamness|
|Chief Legal Officer and Secretary|