8-K 1 cdna-form8xkfor2020ann.htm 8-K Document
CareDx, Inc.
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SEC Filing

Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2020
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Delaware 001-36536 94-3316839
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1 Tower Place, 9th Floor
South San Francisco, California 94080
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(415) 287-2300
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(Former Name, or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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 Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
(Title of each class)(Trading Symbol)(Name of exchange on which registered)
Common Stock, $0.001 Par ValueCDNAThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 17, 2020, the Company held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Meeting”). Of the 43,295,386 shares of common stock outstanding as of April 21, 2020, the record date for the Meeting, 38,087,275 shares were represented at the Meeting in person or by proxy, constituting 87.97% of the outstanding shares entitled to vote and constituting a quorum for the transaction of business.
At the Meeting, the Company’s stockholders considered five proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2020.
Set forth below is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Meeting and the voting results with respect to each matter.
Proposal No. 1 – To elect two Class III directors to serve until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
Nominee  Votes For  Votes Withheld  Broker Non-Votes 
Michael D. Goldberg   12,167,885     20,749,528     5,169,862  
Peter Maag, Ph.D.   18,858,679     14,058,734     5,169,862  
Proposal No. 2 – To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.
Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions  Broker Non-Votes
38,071,707  6,377  9,191  
Proposal No. 3 – To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions  Broker Non-Votes
21,884,324  10,740,681  292,408  5,169,862
Proposal No. 4 – To approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
1 Year  2 Years  3 Years  Abstentions  Broker Non-Votes
32,823,133  27,185  31,281  35,814  5,169,862
In light of the advisory vote of the Company’s stockholders to hold future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers every year, the Company has determined that it will hold future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers on an annual basis until the next stockholder advisory vote on the frequency of advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
Proposal No. 5 – To approve an amendment to the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”) to increase the number of shares of common stock that may be issued under the 2014 Plan by 400,000 shares.

Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions  Broker Non-Votes
6,901,250  25,717,894  298,269  5,169,862
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted in Inline Extensible Business Reporting Language (iXBRL).

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 22, 2020  

  By: /s/ Michael Bell
   Michael Bell
   Chief Financial Officer