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 17, 2010
BIOSPECIFICS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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35 Wilbur Street
Lynbrook, NY 11563
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Throughout this Current Report on Form 8-K, the terms we, us, our and Company refer to BioSpecifics Technologies Corp.
ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS
On June 17, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board) determined that, absent special circumstances, no new options will be granted to directors, officers, employees or consultants. In accordance with this determination, the Board revised its compensation policy for non-employee directors to provide for cash compensation in lieu of option grants. Effective June 17, 2010, non-employee directors will receive $22,000 annually for their service on the Board and $5,000 annually for their service, if any, as a member of a formal or informal committee of the Board. Non-employee directors who are chairs of such committees will receive an additional $5,000 annually for such service, and the Audit Committee Financial Expert will receive an additional $10,000 annually for such service. Such amounts will be paid in equal quarterly installments following the date of the annual meeting of the Companys stockholders. The Company will continue to reimburse its directors for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attendance and participation in Board and Board committee meetings.
ITEM 5.07. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
The 2010 annual meeting of stockholders of the Company (the 2010 Annual Meeting) was held on June 17, 2010. Set forth below is a brief description of each matter voted on at the meeting and the final voting results.
Proposal 1. To elect two persons to the Board, each to serve until the 2013 annual meeting of stockholders or until such person resigns, is removed, or otherwise leaves office. In accordance with the results below, each nominee was elected to serve as a director.
In accordance with the Companys bylaws, the chair of the 2010 Annual Meeting permitted a Company stockholder, BioPartners, LP, to make a floor nomination of Jeffrey K. Vogel as a director, having determined that such nomination was made in compliance with the Companys bylaws. Such nomination received the following votes:
|Jeffrey K. Vogel||951,934|
Proposal 2. To ratify the selection of Tabriztchi & Co., CPA, P.C. as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the 2010 fiscal year.
Proposal 3. To approve an amendment to the Companys Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, in order to increase the number of the Companys authorized shares of common stock from 10,000,000 to 20,000,000.
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: June 21, 2010||BIOSPECIFICS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.|
|/s/ Thomas L. Wegman|
|Thomas L. Wegman|