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Form 8-K for SEQUENOM INC


11-Jun-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


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

On June 10, 2014, we held our 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") at which our stockholders (i) elected Kenneth F. Buechler, John A. Fazio, Harry F. Hixson, Jr., Myla Lai-Goldman, Richard A. Lerner, Ronald M. Lindsay, David Pendarvis, Charles P. Slacik and William Welch as directors to hold office until our annual meeting of stockholders in 2015, (ii) approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in our proxy statement, and (iii) 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, 2014.

We had 116,392,957 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote as of the close of business on April 14, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 95,480,239 shares of common stock were present in person or represented by proxy for the three proposals indicated above. The following sets forth detailed information regarding the results of the voting at the Annual Meeting:

Proposal 1: The election of Kenneth F. Buechler, John A. Fazio, Harry F. Hixson, Jr., Myla Lai-Goldman, Richard A. Lerner, Ronald M. Lindsay, David Pendarvis, Charles P. Slacik and William Welch as directors to hold office until our annual meeting of stockholders in 2015.

        Director               Votes For    Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
        Kenneth F. Buechler    22,569,857     1,937,132         70,973,250
        John A. Fazio          23,020,301     1,486,688         70,973,250
        Harry F. Hixson, Jr.   21,477,730     3,029,259         70,973,250
        Myla Lai-Goldman       23,025,490     1,481,499         70,973,250
        Richard A. Lerner      22,565,257     1,941,732         70,973,250
        Ronald M. Lindsay      21,643,265     2,863,724         70,973,250
        David Pendarvis        23,045,923     1,461,066         70,973,250
        Charles P. Slacik      22,814,527     1,692,462         70,973,250
        William Welch          23,259,234     1,247,755         70,973,250

Proposal 2: To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in our proxy statement.

                         Votes For            21,007,729
                         Votes Against         3,071,493
                         Abstentions             427,767
                         Broker Non-Votes     70,973,250

Proposal 3: To ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

                         Votes For            89,820,529
                         Votes Against         5,271,808
                         Abstentions             387,902
                         Broker Non-Votes              0


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