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): July 24, 2014
ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
351 Galveston Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (650) 216-3500
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ITEM 5.07. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.
The 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) was held on July 24, 2014. Proxies for the Annual Meeting were solicited by the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board) pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and there was no solicitation in opposition to the Boards solicitation. There were 43,368,762 shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. A total of 34,212,032 shares were represented at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy. The final votes on the proposals presented at the Annual Meeting were as follows:
Proposal No. 1
Howard B. Rosen and Mark Wan were elected as directors to hold office until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders by the following vote:
Howard B. Rosen
In addition to the directors elected above, Adrian Adams, Richard Afable, M.D., and Mark G. Edwards will continue to serve as directors until the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are elected and have qualified, or until their earlier death, resignation or removal. Stephen J. Hoffman, Ph.D., M.D., Richard A. King and Pamela P. Palmer, M.D., Ph.D. will continue to serve as directors until the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are elected and have qualified, or until their earlier death, resignation or removal.
Proposal No. 2
The selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2014 was ratified by the following vote:
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.
|Date: July 28, 2014||ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
/s/ Timothy E. Morris
|Timothy E. Morris|
|Chief Financial Officer|