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): June 8, 2017
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2030 Main Street, Suite 1500
Irvine, California 92614
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (949) 526-8700
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|Item 5.07.||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
At the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company), held on June 8, 2017, the Companys stockholders (1) elected the persons listed below as directors to serve on the Board of Directors (the Board) for a three-year term and (2) ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
The table below sets forth the number of votes cast for, against or withheld, and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, as applicable, for each matter voted upon by the Companys stockholders.
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
Proposal 1: Election of Directors
Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D.
Benjamin F. McGraw, III, Pharm.D
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
Proposal 2: Ratification of Appointment of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Independent
Registered Public Accounting Firm
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
The qualifications of the three candidates for director were evaluated and considered by both the Board and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. As disclosed in the Companys Schedule 14A 2017 Proxy Statement, the Board determined that, in light of prior business experience and service on the Board, each of the three candidates for director possessed the qualifications and skills to continue serving as a member of the Board. During the Companys fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, each of the three candidates for director attended more than seventy-five percent (75%) of all Board meetings. In addition, each of the three candidates for director attended more than seventy-five percent (75%) of all meetings of the Board committee(s) on which they served during such period, except for Ms. McHugh, who attended four of seven meetings of the Audit Committee of the Board (the Audit Committee). With respect to the three meetings of the Audit Committee which Ms. McHugh did not attend, Ms. McHugh notified Company management and the other members of the Audit Committee of her absence in advance of each meeting and independently reviewed and discussed with Company management and the other members of the Audit Committee the materials and topics covered at those meetings.
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.
|AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: June 9, 2017||By:||
/s/ Richard J. Rubino
|Richard J. Rubino|
|Chief Financial Officer and Secretary|