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Form 8-K for SEQUENOM INC


13-Jun-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Securi


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As discussed below in Item 5.07, at our 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") our stockholders approved an amendment to our 2006 Equity Incentive Plan and our 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the number of shares of our common stock available for issuance under such plans by 4,000,000 and 2,300,000 shares, respectively.



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

On June 11, 2013, we held our Annual Meeting at which our stockholders
(i) elected Ernst-GŁnter Afting, Kenneth F. Buechler, John A. Fazio, Harry F. Hixson, Jr., Myla Lai-Goldman, Richard A. Lerner, Ronald M. Lindsay, David Pendarvis and Charles P. Slacik as directors to hold office until our annual meeting of stockholders in 2014, (ii) approved an amendment to our 2006 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of our common stock available for issuance under such plan by 4,000,000 shares, (iii) approved an amendment to our 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the number of shares of our common stock available for issuance under such plan by 2,300,000 shares,
(iv) approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in our proxy statement, and (v) ratified the selection by the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors (the "Audit Committee") of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.

We had 115,151,229 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote as of the close of business on April 15, 2013, the record date for the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 96,659,976 shares of common stock were present in person or represented by proxy for the five proposals indicated above. The following sets forth detailed information regarding the results of the voting at the Annual Meeting:

Proposal 1: The election of Ernst-GŁnter Afting, Kenneth F. Buechler, John A. Fazio, Harry F. Hixson, Jr., Myla Lai-Goldman, Richard A. Lerner, Ronald M. Lindsay, David Pendarvis and Charles P. Slacik as directors to hold office until our annual meeting of stockholders in 2014.

     Director                Votes For        Votes Withheld       Broker Non Votes
     Ernst-GŁnter Afting      38,841,058            2,925,261             54,893,657
     Kenneth F. Buechler      38,549,069            3,217,250             54,893,657
     John A. Fazio            38,876,008            2,890,311             54,893,657
     Harry F. Hixson, Jr.     38,756,264            3,010,055             54,893,657
     Myla Lai-Goldman         39,395,466            2,370,853             54,893,657
     Richard A. Lerner        38,580,313            3,186,006             54,893,657
     Ronald M. Lindsay        38,842,630            2,923,689             54,893,657
     David Pendarvis          38,508,601            3,257,718             54,893,657
     Charles P. Slacik        38,840,635            2,925,684             54,893,657

Proposal 2: To approve an amendment to our 2006 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of our common stock available for issuance under such plan by 4,000,000 shares.

                         Votes in Favor       32,887,686
                         Votes Against         7,524,688
                         Abstentions           1,353,945
                         Broker Non-Votes     54,893,657

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Proposal 3: To approve an amendment to our 1999 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the number of shares of our common stock available for issuance under such plan by 2,300,000 shares.

                         Votes in Favor       37,246,850
                         Votes Against         4,390,760
                         Abstentions             128,709
                         Broker Non-Votes     54,893,657

Proposal 4: To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in our proxy statement.

                         Votes in Favor       31,901,400
                         Votes Against         8,322,048
                         Abstentions           1,542,871
                         Broker Non-Votes     54,893,657

Proposal 5: To ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.

                         Votes in Favor       94,262,859
                         Votes Against         1,948,086
                         Abstentions             449,031
                         Broker Non-Votes              0

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