|EX-3.1 - AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS OF GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC. - GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC||d359382dex31.htm|
|EX-3.2 - RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC. - GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC||d359382dex32.htm|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 23, 2012
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
7 WELLS AVENUE
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 23, 2012, the Board of Directors of Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (the Company) approved a $10,000 bonus to Thomas A. McGauley, the Companys Chief Financial Officer, to be paid on October 1, 2012, in the discretion of our Chief Executive Officer.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change of Fiscal Year
On May 23, 2012, the Companys Board of Directors amended and restated our bylaws. The purpose of the amendments is to have our bylaws, which were originally adopted at the Companys 2001 inception, reflect current governance standards including, among other things, provisions for conduct of stockholder meetings, stockholder nominations for director, stockholder proposals, voting and proxies, and committees of the Board of Directors. The effective date of the amendments to the Amended and Restated Bylaws is May 23, 2012.
The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Bylaws is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to a complete copy of the Amended and Restated Bylaws, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company held on May 24, 2012, the stockholders (i) elected the persons listed below to serve as directors for a term of one year expiring at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; and (ii) ratified the appointment of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, as our independent registered public accounting firm to audit the financial statements for the Companys 2012 fiscal year.
Set forth below are the voting results for these proposals:
|Proposal 1:||To elect nine directors for a one-year term expiring at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:|
Gilbert F. Amelio, Ph.D.
Jerald K. Rome
Kevin D. Freeman
Marc Rubin, M.D.
Rod D. Martin
H. Paul Pressler
Peter G. Traber, M.D.
Proposal 2: To ratify the appointment of McGladrey & Pullen LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm to audit the financial statements for the 2012 fiscal year:
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 29, 2012, we filed with the Nevada Secretary of State the Restated Articles of Incorporation of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., as adopted by our Board of Directors on May 23, 2012. The Restated Articles of Incorporation, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.2 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference, restates but does not alter or amend the Companys Articles of Incorporation, as amended from time to time prior to the restatement.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
3.1 Amended and Restated Bylaws of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., as adopted on May 23, 2012.
3.2 Restated Articles of Incorporation of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., as filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on May 29, 2012.
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.
|GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC.|
|Thomas A. McGauley|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Date: May 30, 2012
3.1 Amended and Restated Bylaws of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., as adopted on May 23, 2012
3.2 Restated Articles of Incorporation of Galectin Therapeutics Inc., as filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on May 29, 2012