Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549






Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2013



Seattle Genetics, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   0-32405   91-1874389

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

21823 30th Drive SE

Bothell, Washington 98021

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(425) 527-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 17, 2013, Seattle Genetics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2013 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the three proposals listed below. The final results of the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 8, 2013 (the “Proxy Statement”).


  1. To elect the following three Class III directors to hold office until the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.




Marc E. Lippman, M.D.

     103,347,998         218,707         8,946,311   

Franklin M. Berger

     103,434,655         132,050         8,946,311   

Daniel G. Welch

     102,904,410         662,295         8,946,311   


  2. To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.


Votes For      Votes Against      Abstentions      Broker Non-Votes
  112,184,708         110,133         218,175       —  


  3. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement.


Votes For      Votes Against      Abstentions      Broker Non-Votes  
  97,616,288         5,728,693         221,724         8,946,311   


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: May 22, 2013     By:  

/s/ Eric L. Dobmeier


Eric L. Dobmeier

Chief Operating Officer