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Washington, D.C. 20549








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2022



Xenetic Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


Nevada   001-37937   45-2952962
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


945 Concord Street  
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
(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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   XBIO   The Nasdaq Stock Market
Purchase Warrants   XBIOW   The Nasdaq Stock Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 

Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐






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


On December 7, 2022, Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company voted on the following four proposals and cast their votes as described below. The Annual Meeting was partially adjourned to December 21, 2022 solely with respect to the voting on Proposal Four. The Annual Meeting will resume solely with respect to Proposal Four at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on December 21, 2022 and will continue to be held virtually via live audio-only webcast at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/XBIO2022. Below is a summary of the proposals and corresponding votes.


1.The Company’s stockholders approved the election of the following seven nominees with each director receiving votes as follows:


Name   For   Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
Dr. Grigory Borisenko   4,262,295      734,810   2,866,140
Dr. James Callaway   3,615,669   1,381,436   2,866,140
Mr. Firdaus Jal Dastoor   4,245,854      751,251   2,866,140
Mr. Jeffrey Eisenberg   4,271,238      725,867   2,866,140
Dr. Roger Kornberg   3,607,135   1,389,970   2,866,140
Mr. Adam Logal   4,253,923      743,182   2,866,140
Mr. Alexey Vinogradov   4,273,562      723,543   2,866,140


2.The Company’s stockholders voted upon and approved the ratification of the selection of Marcum LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. The votes on this proposal were as follows:


For   Against   Abstained   Broker Non-Votes
7,370,441   434,234   58,570   -


  3. The Company’s stockholders voted upon and approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the Company’s named executive officer compensation. The votes on this proposal were as follows:


For   Against   Abstained   Broker Non-Votes    
4,231,759   699,669   65,677   2,866,140    


4.Proposal Four was to approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the authorized number of shares of the Company’s common stock from 50,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares. The Company has adjourned the Annual Meeting solely with respect to Proposal Four to provide its stockholders additional time to vote on such proposal. Support for Proposal Four has exceeded 80% of the votes cast on the proposal. However, the affirmative vote of holders of more than 50% of all of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock is necessary for Proposal Four to be approved.


No other matters were considered or voted upon at the Annual Meeting.













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: December 9, 2022 Name:   James Parslow
  Title:     Chief Financial Officer