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Form 8-K for TECHNE CORP /MN/


1-Nov-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Other Events, Financial Sta


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") on October 31, 2013 at the Company's headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the meeting, 33,541,120 shares were represented in person or by proxy, which constituted a quorum. The voting results at the Annual Meeting were as set forth below.

Proposal No. 1 - The shareholders elected each of the nominees to the Board of Directors:

                               For       Against    Abstain  Broker Non-Vote
                           ----------   ---------   -------  ---------------
Charles R. Kummeth         30,554,045   1,139,513    45,850     1,801,712
Robert V. Baumgartner      26,888,059   4,845,862     5,487     1,801,712
Roger C. Lucas, Ph.D.      30,674,620   1,024,316    40,472     1,801,712
Howard V. O'Connell        26,730,425   4,967,034    41,949     1,801,712
Randolph C. Steer,
  M.D., Ph.D.              26,638,705   5,091,189     9,514     1,801,712
Charles A. Dinarello, M.D. 30,641,558   1,089,814     8,036     1,801,712
Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D.   30,616,101   1,118,233     5,074     1,801,712
John L. Higgins            26,690,246   5,041,949     7,213     1,801,712
Roeland Nusse, Ph.D.       30,461,632   1,233,166    44,610     1,801,712

Each nominee was elected by a majority voting standard defined in the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation.

Proposal No. 2 - The shareholders voted to set the number of directors at nine:

        For       Against    Abstain  Broker Non-Vote
    ----------   ---------   -------  ---------------
    33,390,219      64,393    86,508           0

Proposal No. 3 - The shareholders adopted a non-binding resolution approving the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, as described in the Company's Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting:

        For       Against    Abstain  Broker Non-Vote
    ----------   ---------   -------  ---------------
    31,024,888     659,721    54,799     1,801,712

Proposal No. 4 - The shareholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

        For       Against    Abstain  Broker Non-Vote
    ----------   ---------   -------  ---------------
    32,763,649     721,016    56,455          0



Item 8.01 Other Events

Announcement of Cash Dividend

On October 31, 2013, the Company issued a press release announcing the payment of a cash dividend. The full text of the press release is set forth in Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto and is incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Financial statements: None

(b) Pro forma financial information: None

(c) Shell Company Transactions: None

(d) Exhibits:

99.1 Press Release, dated October 31, 2013

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