Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 16, 2017



Xenetic Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Nevada   001-37937   45-2952962

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


99 Hayden Avenue, Suite 230
Lexington, Massachusetts
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(781) 778-7720

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code)


Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 8.01 Other Events


On July 18, 2017, Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it had rescheduled its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders ("Annual Meeting") for Wednesday, August 16, 2017. This meeting was convened and dismissed without any business being conducted, due to lack of the requisite quorum of shareholder votes either in person or in proxy. The Annual Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017 at a place and time to be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors, to allow additional time for stockholders to receive new proxy materials and vote on the updated proposals to be set forth in the Company's definitive proxy statement, which will be amended or supplemented to include such updated proposals.


A new record date for the Annual Meeting has yet to be determined but will be included in the updated proxy materials, along with the time and location of the Annual Meeting. The Company strongly advises all of its stockholders to read the proxy statement (including any amendments or supplements thereto, once they become available) and other proxy materials relating to the Annual Meeting because they contain important information. Such proxy materials will be available at no charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, copies of the proxy statement (including any amendments or supplements thereto) and other documents may be obtained free of charge by accessing the Company’s website at www.xeneticbio.com or by contacting the Company’s Corporate Secretary at 781-778-7720 or by mail to Corporate Secretary, Xenetic Biosciences, Inc., 99 Hayden Ave., Ste. 230, Lexington, MA 02421.














Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  By:    /s/ James Parslow
Date: August 23, 2017 Name:  James Parslow
  Title:    Chief Financial Officer