SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 25, 2022
YIELD10 BIOSCIENCE, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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19 Presidential Way, Woburn, Massachusetts
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(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.
On May 25, 2022, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc.(the "Company") held its 2022 annual meeting of its stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). As of March 28, 2022, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 4,893,403 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, the holders of 3,555,810 shares of the Company’s common stock were present or represented by proxy, which represented 72.7% of the total shares entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
A summary of the matters voted upon by the stockholders at the Annual Meeting, each of which is described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, 2022, and the final voting results for each matter are set forth below.
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors:
Stockholders reelected the nominees identified below as Class I directors of the Company to hold office until the annual meeting of stockholders in 2025 and until their successors are elected and qualified, subject to their earlier death, resignation or removal. The voting results for the nominees were as follows:
Name of Class I Director Nominees
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|Robert L. Van Nostrand||2,311,380||11,475||1,232,955|
|Sherri M. Brown||2,316,115||6,740||1,232,955|
Proposal 2 - Ratification of the Appointment of the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm:
The selection of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022, was ratified, based on the following votes:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions|
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.
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|May 26, 2022||By:||/s/ Oliver P. Peoples|
| || ||Oliver P. Peoples|
| || ||President & Chief Executive Officer|