StemCells, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   December 20, 2013

StemCells, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 000-19871 94-3078125
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
7707 Gateway Blvd, Suite 140, Newark, California   94560
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   510.456.4000

Not Applicable
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 December 20, 2013, StemCells, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), at 10:00 a.m. local time, at the Company’s headquarters located at 7707 Gateway Blvd., Newark, California, pursuant to notice duly given. Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 25, 2013 were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. As of October 25, 2013, there were 54,971,174 shares of Company common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, of which 39,596,423 shares of Company common stock were represented, in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum on all matters voted upon.

The final results of the stockholder vote on each proposal brought before the meeting were as follows:

Proposal Number 1 – The stockholders elected each of the three nominees to serve as Class I Directors for a three-year term expiring at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Nominee   Votes For   Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
Eric Bjerkholt
    14,438,869       1,467,151       23,690,403  
R. Scott Greer
    14,755,299       1,150,721       23,690,403  
John Schwartz, Ph.D.
    14,509,379       1,396,641       23,690,403  

Proposal Number 2 – The stockholders ratified the appointment of Grant Thornton 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
    1,249,671       521,207       0  

Proposal Number 3 – Amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase its authorized shares of common stock.

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    9,438,777       634,886       0  

Proposal Number 4 – Adoption of the Company’s 2013 Equity Incentive Plan, as proposed.

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    5,007,223       351,907       0  

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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.

    StemCells, Inc.
December 23, 2013   By:   /s/ Kenneth B. Stratton
        Name: Kenneth B. Stratton
        Title: General Counsel