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 1, 2020
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
|2625 Augustine Drive, Suite 601|
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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, $0.0001 par value per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 1, 2020, Upwork Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, there were present, in person or by proxy, holders of 91,867,537 shares of common stock, or approximately 80% of the total outstanding shares entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, which constituted a quorum for the transaction of business. The holders present voted on the four proposals presented at the Annual Meeting as follows:
Proposal One – Election of Directors
The Company’s stockholders approved the election of two directors, each to serve for a three-year term expiring at the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until such director’s successor is elected and qualified, by the following votes:
|Nominee||Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
Proposal Two – Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Accounting Firm
The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020 by the following votes:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions|
Proposal Three – Advisory Vote on the Compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers
The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
Proposal Four – Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on the Compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers
The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, a frequency of one year for future non-binding advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
|1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
Based on these results and consistent with the Company’s recommendation, the Company’s board of directors has determined that the Company will conduct future non-binding advisory votes regarding the compensation of its named executive officers once every year. This policy will remain in effect until the next stockholder vote on the frequency of non-binding advisory votes on the compensation of named executive officers, which is expected to be held at the Company’s 2026 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
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.
|Date: June 2, 2020||By:||/s/ Brian Levey|
Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer & Secretary