Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 2, 2021


Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




420 Saw Mill River Road,

Ardsley, NY



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (914) 347-4300

Not Applicable

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


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock (Par Value $0.001)




Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 2, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”) at the Hilton Garden Inn, 201 Ogden Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.  5,855,590 shares of the Company’s common stock, or 61.70% of the shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding on the record date for the Annual Meeting, were present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.  Summarized below are descriptions of the proposals voted on at the Annual Meeting and the final results of such voting:

Proposal One: Election of directors


As described in the Company’s 2021 Proxy Statement, the Company’s Board of Directors nominated two individuals to serve as Class I directors for a term to expire on the date of the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.  Both of such nominees were elected by a plurality vote in accordance with the Company’s Bylaws, as follows:



Votes For

Votes Withheld

Broker Non-Votes

Barry Greene




Catherine D. Strader, Ph.D.





Because the votes withheld from Mr. Greene exceeded the votes cast in favor of his election, Mr. Greene has tendered his resignation for the Board's consideration in accordance with the majority vote provision of the Company’s Bylaws. Under the procedures set forth in the Company’s Bylaws, the Nominations and Governance Committee of the Board will consider the resignation and make a recommendation to the Board, which will determine whether to accept or reject the resignation (and, if applicable, the reasons for rejecting the resignation) within 90 days after the date of the Annual Meeting. Mr. Greene will not participate in the deliberations of the Nominations and Governance Committee or the Board with respect to their consideration of his resignation. The Company will disclose the Board’s decision-making process and decision regarding whether to accept Mr. Greene’s resignation (and the reasons for rejecting a resignation, if applicable) in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, promptly following such decision.


Proposal Two:  Ratification of appointment of independent auditors


The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, by the following vote:


Votes For

Votes Against






Proposal Three: Advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation


The Company’s stockholders voted, in an advisory, non-binding manner, to approve the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers as disclosed in the Company’s 2021 Proxy Statement pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the executive compensation tables and the related footnotes and narrative accompanying the tables (the “say-on-pay vote”).  The Company’s stockholders voted as follows to approve such executive compensation pursuant to the say-on-pay vote:


Votes For

Votes Against


Broker Non-Votes













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.




Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.




June 4, 2021


/s/ Robert Morales



Name: Robert Morales



Title: Vice President, Finance and Controller

and interim principal financial and accounting officer