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Form 8-K for ABIOMED INC


Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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

On August 14, 2013, we held our 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The holders of 36,014,995 shares of common stock were present or represented by proxy at the meeting. Set forth below are the matters acted upon at the annual meeting and the final voting results on each matter as reported by our inspector of elections.

Proposal One: Election of Directors

At the annual meeting, our stockholders elected each of Michael R. Minogue, W. Gerald Austen and Martin P. Sutter as a member of our board of directors as a Class III director to serve a three-year term expiring at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The votes cast in the election of directors were as follows:

             Nominee              Votes For    Votes Withheld   Non-Votes
             Michael R. Minogue   28,399,868      396,442       7,218,685
             W. Gerald Austen     28,698,539       97,771       7,218,685
             Martin P. Sutter     28,713,569       82,741       7,218,685

Proposal Two: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

At the annual meeting, our stockholders voted to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement filed in connection with the annual meeting pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K. The votes cast in this proposal were as follows:

                 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Non-Votes
                 28,441,306      318,750        36,253      7,218,686

Proposal Three: Ratification of Appointment of our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

At the annual meeting, our stockholders also approved a proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The votes cast on this proposal were as follows:

                 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Non-Votes
                 35,969,159      24,027         21,809          0

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