CytoSorbents Corporation
Extract: Bylaws Amended/Restated (Plain English Desc) from a 8-K on 01/02/2020   Download
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On December 31, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of CytoSorbents Corporation (the “Company”) amended and restated the Company’s bylaws, effective immediately, to implement a majority voting standard for directors in uncontested director elections. In particular, the amended and restated bylaws (the “Bylaws”) include the following changes:


·the standard for uncontested elections of directors was changed to a majority voting standard so that a nominee for director will be elected to the Board if the votes cast “for” such nominee’s election exceed the votes cast “against” such nominee’s election;


·nominees for director will continue to be elected by a plurality of the votes cast if the election is a contested election as defined in the Bylaws;


·as a condition to being nominated to stand for election as director, a proposed nominee must deliver an irrevocable letter of resignation as a director, effective upon such person’s failure to receive the required vote for reelection at the next annual meeting of stockholders at which such person would face reelection; and


·if a nominee for director is not elected and the nominee is an incumbent director, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board (the “Committee”) will make a recommendation to the Board as to whether to accept or reject the tendered resignation, or whether other action should be taken. The Board will act on the tendered resignation, taking into account the Committee’s recommendation, and publicly disclose its decision regarding the tendered resignation and the rationale behind the decision within 90 calendar days from the date of the certification of the election results. The Committee, in making its recommendation, and the Board, in making its decision, may each consider any factors or other information that they consider appropriate and relevant. The director who tenders his or her resignation will not participate in the recommendation of the Committee or the decision of the Board with respect to his or her tender of resignation, but may participate in the recommendation or the decision regarding another director’s tender of resignation.