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VANCOUVER, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) today announced the results of voting at its 2013 Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on June 28, 2013.
A total of 7,995,664 common shares were voted in connection with the meeting, representing approximately 64.12% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company. Shareholders voted as follows:
Appointment of Auditor
By resolution passed by show of hands, KMPG LLP, Chartered Accountants, was appointed auditor of the company for the ensuing year.
Election of Directors
By resolution passed by ballot vote, the following five nominees proposed by management were elected as directors of Cardiome to hold office until the next annual meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are elected or appointed:
|Nominee||Votes For||% Votes For||Votes Withheld||% Votes Withheld|
|Robert W. Rieder||4,859,925||99.18||40,088||0.82|
|Peter W. Roberts||4,857,052||99.12||42,961||0.88|
|Harold H. Shlevin||4,813,131||98.23||86,882||1.77|
|Richard M. Glickman||4,856,952||99.12||43,061||0.88|
|William L. Hunter||4,860,562||99.19||39,451||0.81|
Renewal of Stock Option Plan
By resolution passed by show of hands, the Cardiome's Stock Option Plan was ratified, confirmed and re-approved, all unallocated options under the Stock Option Plan were approved, and the Company was granted the ability to continue granting options under the Stock Option Plan until June 28, 2016.
Adoption of Advance Notice Bylaw
By resolution passed by show of hands, an amendment to the company's by-laws was approved to adopt provisions regarding advanced notice for director nominations (the "Advance Notice Bylaw") as outlined in the company's management information circular.
The purpose of the Advance Notice Bylaw is to provide shareholders, directors and management of Cardiome with direction on the procedure for shareholder nomination of directors. The Advance Notice Bylaw is the framework by which the company seeks to fix a deadline by which registered or beneficial holders of common shares of the company must submit director nominations to the company prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders and sets forth the information that a shareholder must include in the notice to the company for the notice to be in proper written form. No person will be eligible for election as a director of the company unless nominated in accordance with the provisions of the Advance Notice Bylaw.
In the case of an annual meeting of shareholders, notice to the company must be made not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days prior to the date of the annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event that the annual meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 60 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice may be made not later than the close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement.
In the case of a special meeting of shareholders (which is not also an annual meeting), notice to the company must be made not later than the close of business on the 10th day following the day on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.
About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of new therapies that will improve the health of patients around the world. Cardiome has one marketed product, BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and other territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm in adults.
Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the TorontoStock Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site at www.cardiome.com.
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SOURCE Cardiome Pharma Corp.