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 24, 2011
Emisphere Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 973-532-8000
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (the Company) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the Annual Meeting) on May 24, 2011. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of stockholders at the meeting are set forth below. A more detailed description of each proposal is set forth in the Companys Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 8, 2011.
Proposal No. 1. Election of Directors. The stockholders elected both of the Boards nominees for director, to serve a term expiring at the third succeeding annual meeting of stockholders after their election or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, by the votes set forth in the table below:
Proposal No. 2. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation. The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Companys named executive officers, by the votes set forth in the table below:
Proposal No. 3. Advisory Vote on Frequency of Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation. The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the holding of an advisory vote on executive compensation on an annual basis, by the votes set forth in the table below:
Based upon these results, and consistent with the Companys recommendation, the Board has determined that the Company will hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year.
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.