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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The annual meeting of stockholders of Synageva BioPharma Corp. (the "Company") was held on June 6, 2013. Only stockholders of record as of April 12, 2013 (the "Record Date") were entitled to vote at the annual meeting. As of the Record Date, there were 27,264,039 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the annual meeting, of which 26,651,449 shares were represented by proxy, constituting a quorum on all matters voted upon. The stockholders voted on the following matters:

Proposal 1: Stockholders elected each nominee for director, each to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until his successor is duly elected and qualified:

              Name                    For          Withheld      Non-Votes
              Felix J. Baker        25,893,311       426,026        332,112
              Stephen R. Biggar     25,988,469       330,868        332,112
              Stephen R. Davis      26,255,199        64,138        332,112
              Thomas R. Malley      26,286,012        33,325        332,112
              Barry Quart           26,261,814        57,523        332,112
              Sanj K. Patel         26,108,421       210,916        332,112
              Thomas J. Tisch       26,292,867        26,470        332,112
              Peter Wirth           26,260,799        58,538        332,112

Proposal 2: Stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers:

For Against Abstaining Broker Non-Votes 24,692,577 1,623,006 3,754 332,112

Proposal 3: Stockholders recommended, on a non-binding advisory basis, that future advisory votes to approve executive compensation be held once every year:

One Year Two Years Three Years Abstaining Broker Non-Votes 25,507,371 2,710 806,759 2,497 332,112

Based on the results of this vote, the Company will implement an annual advisory vote on executive compensation until the next vote on frequency.

Proposal 4: Stockholders approved amendments to the Company's 2005 Stock Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance by 1,500,000 million shares (subject to adjustment in the event of stock splits and other similar events):

For Against Abstaining Broker Non-Votes 25,981,493 336,024 1,820 332,112

Proposal 5: Stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013:

For Against Abstaining 26,648,040 2,920 489

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