Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

January 11, 2012 (January 10, 2012)

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

SYCAMORE NETWORKS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   000-27273   04-3410558

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

file number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

220 Mill Road

Chelmsford, MA 01824

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (978) 250-2900

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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

On January 10, 2012, Sycamore Networks, Inc. (the “Registrant”) held its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), at which a quorum was present in person or by proxy. The following is a brief description and vote count of all items voted on at the Annual Meeting:

Item No. 1 – Election of Directors. The stockholders elected one Class III Director to the Registrant’s Board of Directors, with voting as follows:

 

Nominee

 

For

 

Withheld

 

Non-votes

Daniel E. Smith

  25,339,663   156,742   2,138,605

Item No. 2 – Ratification of Auditors. The stockholders ratified the selection PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Registrant’s independent public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2012, with voting as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstention

 

Non-votes

27,521,242

  81,011   32,757   0

Item No. 3 – Executive Compensation. The stockholders approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, a resolution approving the compensation of the Registrant’s named executive officers, with voting as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstention

 

Non-votes

25,146,193

  131,341   218,871   2,138,605

Item No. 4 – Frequency of Future Advisory Votes. The stockholders determined, on a non-binding, advisory basis, that the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of the Registrant’s named executive officers should be every three years, with voting as follows:

 

One Year

 

Two Years

 

Three Years

 

Abstentions

 

Non-votes

10,491,114

  14,383   14,758,398   232,510   2,138,605

After taking into consideration the foregoing voting results and the prior recommendation of the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors determined that the Registrant will hold future advisory votes on named executive officer compensation every three years.


SIGNATURES

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 thereunto duly authorized.

Sycamore Networks, Inc.

 

/s/ Paul F. Brauneis

Paul F. Brauneis
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Finance and Administration and Treasurer
(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal
Financial and Accounting Officer)

Dated: January 11, 2012