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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 7, 2023


Protara Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-36694   20-4580525
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File No.)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


345 Park Avenue South

Third Floor

New York, NY

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 844-0337



(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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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, par value $0.001 per share   TARA   The Nasdaq Capital Market


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


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.


The Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Protara Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 7, 2023. As of April 11, 2023, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 11,307,962 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding and entitled to vote.  A summary of the matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the final voting results are set forth below.


Proposal 1. Election of Directors.


The Company’s stockholders elected the three persons listed below as Class III directors, each to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors until the Company’s 2026 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. The final voting results were as follows:


   Votes For   Votes
Jesse Shefferman    5,677,709    252,982    2,255,211 
Barry Flannelly, Pharm. D.    5,625,929    304,762    2,255,211 
Cynthia Smith    5,663,928    266,763    2,255,211 


Proposal 2. Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.


The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection by the Company’s Audit Committee of the Board of Ernst and Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. The final voting results were as follows:


Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions
8,155,867   29,326   709


Proposal 3. Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers.


The Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting. The final voting results were as follows:


Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
5,571,777   296,338   62,576   2,255,211







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.


  Protara Therapeutics, Inc.
Dated: June 8, 2023 By:

/s/ Patrick Fabbio

    Patrick Fabbio
    Chief Financial Officer