SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Amendment No. 1
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2010
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Juris-
diction of Incorporation
One Tower Center Blvd.
East Brunswick, NJ
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 732-418-9300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Pursuant to Rule 103 under Regulation S-T, Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) is filing this Amendment No. 1 to its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010 (the Original Form 8-K) to correct errors contained in the electronically filed Original Form 8-K that resulted solely from electronic transmission errors beyond the control of the Company. This Amendment No. 1 to the Original Form 8-K supersedes the Original Form 8-K in its entirety.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Savient or the Company) was held on June 8, 2010 (the Annual Meeting). There were 67,507,391 shares of Savients common stock eligible to vote and 58,728,105 shares present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting. Two items of business were acted upon by stockholders at the Annual Meeting.
1. Election of Directors
Stockholders elected each of Herbert Conrad, Ginger Constantine, M.D., Alan L. Heller, Stephen O. Jaeger, Joseph Klein III, Lee S. Simon, M.D. and Virgil Thompson to serve as directors for a one-year term expiring at the Companys 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The vote totals were as follows:
|Director||Votes For||Votes Withheld||Non-Votes|
|Ginger Constantine, M.D.||44,419,571||420,825||13,867,464|
|Alan L. Heller||44,407,411||432,985||13,867,464|
|Stephen O. Jaeger||44,358,166||482,230||13,867,464|
|Joseph Klein III||44,245,091||595,305||13,867,464|
|Lee S. Simon, M.D.||42,567,744||2,272,652||13,867,464|
2. Ratification of the appointment of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP (McGladrey) as the Companys independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010.
Stockholders ratified the appointment of McGladrey to serve as the Companys independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010. The vote totals were as follows:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Non-Votes|
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.
|Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Date: June 14, 2010||By: /s/ Philip K. Yachmetz|
|Philip K. Yachmetz|
|SVP, General Counsel & Secretary|