VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) (TSX: VBV) (“VBI”) today announced the voting results from its annual general and special meeting (the “Meeting”) held on June 22, 2017.
30,823,557 common shares were represented at the Meeting, totaling 76.94% of VBI issued and outstanding common shares. The shareholders voted on and approved all matters brought before the Meeting, including: the appointment of EisnerAmper LLP as VBI’s auditors, the authorization of the directors to fix their remuneration, the election of VBI’s directors, the advisory resolution to hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every three years, the advisory resolution to approve VBI’s approach to executive compensation, and the resolution to ratify and confirm common share issuances to certain VBI consultants.
Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors are provided below:
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Non Votes|
|Michel De Wilde||18,883,080||99.65%||66,515||0.35%||11,836,452|
|Steven D. Rubin||18,635,750||98.34%||313,845||1.66%||11,836,452|
VBI Vaccines Inc. (“VBI”) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a next generation of vaccines to address unmet needs in infectious disease and immuno-oncology. VBI’s first marketed product is Sci-B-Vac®, a hepatitis B (“HBV”) vaccine that mimics all three viral surface antigens of the hepatitis B virus; Sci-B-Vac® is approved for use in Israel and 14 other countries. VBI’s eVLP Platform technology enables the development of enveloped (“e”) virus-like particle (“VLP”) vaccines that closely mimic the target virus to elicit a potent immune response. VBI is advancing a pipeline of eVLP vaccines, with lead programs in cytomegalovirus (“CMV”) and glioblastoma multiforme (“GBM”). VBI is also advancing its LPV™ Thermostability Platform, a proprietary formulation and process that enables vaccines and biologics to preserve stability, potency, and safety. VBI is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with research operations in Ottawa, Canada and research and manufacturing facilities in Rehovot, Israel.
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