Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 03/16/2017 16:25:07)


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Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: 1.Election of Class II Director Nominee: 01) Dr. Philip T. Sager The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. 2.To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. 3.To approve an amendment to the 2013 Stock Option and Incentive Plan to, among other things, increase the aggregate number of shares authorized for issuance under the plan by 4,000,000 shares. 4.To approve an amendment to the 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the maximum number of shares (i) authorized for issuance thereunder by 218,750 shares and (ii) automatically authorized for issuance pursuant to the evergreen from 31,250 to 250,000 shares. 5.To approve an amendment of the Company's Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of our common stock, par value $0.001 per share, in the range of 1:5 to 1:8, with the exact  ratio to be determined by the Board of Directors or a committee of the Board of Directors of the Company in its sole discretion. 6.To approve, under applicable NASDAQ Listing Rules, the issuance of 247,119 shares of our common stock upon conversions of the Series X Convertible Preferred Stock. NOTE: To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.