SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act Of 1934
November 8, 2017
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|State of New York||1-10113||11-0853640|
|(State of Other Jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of Incorporation)||Identification Number)|
616 N. North Court, Suite 120
Palatine, Illinois 60067
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On November 8, 2017, we held our Annual Meeting of Shareholders at which the shareholders voted (i) for the election of Immanuel Thangaraj, Bruce F. Wesson, Robert B. Jones, William G. Skelly and George K. Ross to our Board of Directors for one-year terms; (ii) for an advisory resolution to approve executive compensation; (iii) for an advisory resolution setting the frequency of the vote to approve executive compensation at three years; (iv) for the adoption of the 2017 Restricted Stock Unit Award Plan; and (v) for the ratification of the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2017 fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
The results of the voting with respect to each matter voted upon, as applicable, are set forth below.
1. Election of Directors:
|Robert B. Jones||11,251,595||602,245||4,902,130|
|Bruce F. Wesson||11,274,959||578,881||4,902,130|
2. Advisory Resolution Approving Executive Compensation
3. Advisory Resolution On Frequency of Vote on Executive Compensation
|One Year||Two Years||Three Years||Abstentions|
4. Adoption of the 2017 Restricted Stock Unit Award Plan
5. Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2017 Fiscal Year:
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Peter A. Clemens|
|Peter A. Clemens|
|Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer|
Date: November 8, 2017