CONTRAFECT Corp NASDAQ false 0001478069 0001478069 2022-05-17 2022-05-17





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): May 17, 2022



ContraFect Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36577   39-2072586

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

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28 Wells Avenue, 3rd Floor, Yonkers, New York 10701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(914) 207-2300

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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   CFRX   Nasdaq Capital Market

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Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 17, 2022, ContraFect Corporation (the “Company”) held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). A total of 26,849,065 shares of common stock were present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting, representing approximately 68.2 percent of the Company’s outstanding common stock as of the March 24, 2022 record date. The following are the voting results for the proposals considered and voted upon at the meeting, each of which were described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2022.

Item 1 — Election of eight directors for a term of office expiring on the date of the annual meeting of stockholders in 2023 and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.


NOMINEE    Votes FOR      Votes
     Broker Non-Votes  

Lishan Aklog, M.D.

     13,153,541        6,975,866        6,719,658  

Jane F. Barlow, M.D.

     20,034,438        94,969        6,719,658  

Sol J. Barer, Ph.D.

     12,676,775        7,452,632        6,719,658  

Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D.

     20,034,903        94,504        6,719,658  

David N. Low, Jr., M.B.A.

     20,022,735        106,672        6,719,658  

Michael J. Otto, Ph.D.

     20,027,941        101,466        6,719,658  

Roger J. Pomerantz, M.D., F.A.C.P.

     20,008,824        120,583        6,719,658  

Cary W. Sucoff, J.D.

     20,018,886        110,521        6,719,658  

Item 2 — Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022.


Votes FOR   Votes AGAINST   Votes ABSTAINED   Broker Non-Votes
26,677,848   86,741   84,476   0

Item 3 — Approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.


Votes FOR   Votes AGAINST   Votes ABSTAINED   Broker Non-Votes
19,645,402   416,447   67,558   6,719,658

Item 4 — Approval of the ContraFect Corporation 2022 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


Votes FOR   Votes AGAINST   Votes ABSTAINED   Broker Non-Votes
19,730,040   355,630   43,737   6,719,658

Based on the foregoing votes, the eight director nominees were elected and Items 2, 3 and 4 were approved.


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 19, 2022     By:  

/s/ Natalie Bogdanos

      Natalie Bogdanos
      General Counsel and Corporate Secretary