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):||August 2, 2010|
Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, P.O. Box 376, Ann Arbor, Michigan||48106|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||(734) 930-5555|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
2010 Annual Meeting Date
On August 2, 2010, Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. issued a press release announcing that it currently plans to hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "2010 Annual Meeting") on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 26, 2010 will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the 2010 Annual Meeting. A copy of the press release, dated August 2, 2010, is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Shareholder Proposal and Nomination Deadline
The 2010 Annual Meeting date represents a change of more than 30 days from the anniversary of Aastrom’s 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. As a result, pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Aastrom has set a new deadline for the receipt of any shareholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 for inclusion in the Company’s proxy materials for the 2010 Annual Meeting. The new deadline for the submission of such shareholder proposals is the close of business on August 12, 2010. Such proposals should be delivered to: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, P.O. Box 376, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106, Attention: Secretary. Aastrom recommends that such proposals be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested. Such proposals will also need to comply with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the inclusion of shareholder proposals in Aastrom’s proxy materials, and may be omitted if not in compliance with applicable requirements.
Under Aastrom’s current by-laws, proposals of business and nominations for directors other than those to be included in Aastrom’s proxy materials following the procedures described in Rule 14a-8 may be made by shareholders if notice is timely given and if the notice contains the information required by Aastrom’s by-laws. To be timely, a notice with respect to the 2010 Annual Meeting must be delivered to the Secretary of Aastrom no later than the close of business on August 12, 2010. Such proposals or nominations should be delivered to: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, P.O. Box 376, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106, Attention: Secretary.
The description of the press release set forth herein does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.|
|August 2, 2010||By:||
/s/ Timothy Mayleben
|Name: Timothy Mayleben|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer and President|
Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Announces Date of 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 2, 2010 (11:30 am ET) Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM) today announced that it currently plans to hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 21, 2010. Shareholders of record as of August 26, 2010 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
About Aastrom Biosciences
Aastrom Biosciences is developing expanded autologous cellular therapies for use in the treatment of severe cardiovascular diseases. The companys proprietary cell-processing technology enables the production of cellular therapies expanded from a patients own bone marrow and delivered directly to damaged tissues. Aastrom has advanced its cell therapies into late-stage clinical development, including a planned Phase 3 clinical program for the treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia and two ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. For more information, please visit Aastroms website at www.aastrom.com.
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This document contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation, statements concerning clinical trial plans, objectives and expectations, clinical activity timing, intended product development, disease treatment and progression, patient symptoms and responses to treatment, treatment options and expected timing of collecting and analyzing treatment data, all of which involve certain risks and uncertainties. These statements are often, but are not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as anticipates, intends, estimates, plans, expects, we believe, we intend, and similar words or phrases, or future or conditional verbs such as will, would, should, potential, could, may, or similar expressions. Actual results may differ significantly from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. Among the factors that may result in differences are the inherent uncertainties associated with clinical trial and product development activities, regulatory approval requirements, competitive developments, and the availability of resources and the allocation of resources among different potential uses. These and other significant factors are discussed in greater detail in Aastroms Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward looking statements reflect managements current views and Aastrom does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release except as required by law.