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, 2012
HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|84 October Hill Road, Holliston, MA||01746|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (508) 893-8999
(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 24, 2012, Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (the Company) held its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting). At the Annual Meeting, the Companys stockholders voted on the following proposals: (i) the election of three Class III Directors for three-year terms, such terms to continue until the annual meeting of stockholders in 2015 and until such Directors successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal, (ii) the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, and (iii) the approval, by a non-binding advisory vote, of the compensation of the Companys named executive officers. The voting results are reported below.
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors
Chane Graziano, Earl R. Lewis and George Uveges were elected as Class III Directors for three-year terms, such terms to continue until the annual meeting of stockholders in 2015 and until such Directors successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal. The results of the election were as follows:
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
Earl R. Lewis
Proposal 2 - Ratification of the Appointment of KPMG LLP
The appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 was ratified. The results of the ratification were as follows:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstained|
Proposal 3 Approval, by Non-Binding Advisory Vote, of the Compensation of the Named Executive Officers
The compensation of the Companys named executive officers was approved, by a non-binding advisory vote, as follows:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstained||Broker Non-Votes|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.
May 25, 2012
/s/ THOMAS MCNAUGHTON
Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer