an electronic proxy card. To vote by proxy by telephone, dial 1-800-690-6903, the toll-free number shown on the proxy card, and follow the recorded instructions. Alternatively, you may complete, sign and return the proxy card using an envelope provided with the proxy card if you have received one. If you vote by proxy over the phone or the internet, you will be asked to provide the control number from the proxy card. If you vote by proxy, your vote must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 14, 2021, to be counted.
We provide internet proxy voting to allow you to vote your shares online, with procedures designed to ensure the authenticity and correctness of your proxy vote instructions. However, please be aware that you must bear any costs associated with your internet access, such as usage charges from internet access providers.
Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of Broker, Bank or other Agent
If you are a beneficial owner of shares held in street name, you should have received a voting instruction form from the broker, bank or other nominee that is the record owner of your shares rather than from us. Simply complete and mail the voting instruction form to ensure that your vote is counted. Alternatively, if your broker provides telephone or internet voting, you may vote by telephone or over the internet as instructed by your broker or bank. To vote at the Annual Meeting, follow the instructions from your broker, bank or other agent included with these proxy materials, or contact that organization for instructions on how to vote your shares.
How many votes do I have?
On each matter to be voted upon, you have one vote for each share of common stock you own as of April 19, 2021.
What happens if I do not vote?
Stockholder of Record; Shares Registered in Your Name
If you are a stockholder of record and do not vote by completing your proxy card, over telephone or the internet or in person at the annual meeting, your shares will not be voted.
Beneficial Owner; Shares Registered in the Name of a Broker or Bank
If you are a beneficial owner and do not instruct your broker, bank or other agent how to vote your shares, the question of whether your broker or nominee will still be able to vote your shares depends on whether the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) deems the particular proposal to be a “routine” matter. Brokers and nominees can use their discretion to vote “uninstructed” shares with respect to matters that are considered to be “routine,” but not with respect to “non-routine” matters. Under the rules and interpretations of the NYSE, “non-routine matters are matters that may substantially affect the rights or privileges of stockholders, such as mergers, stockholder proposals, elections of directors (even if not contested), executive compensation (including any advisory stockholder votes on executive compensation and on the frequency of stockholder votes on executive compensation), and certain corporate governance proposals, even if management supported. Accordingly, your broker or nominee may not vote your shares on Proposals 1 and 3 without your instructions, but may vote your shares on Proposal 2.
What if I return a proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific choices?
If you return a signed and dated proxy card or otherwise vote without marking voting selections, your shares will be voted, “For” the election of all of our seven nominees for director, “For” the ratification of the Audit Committee’s selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of SCYNEXIS for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, and “For” advisory approval of the compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in this proxy statement.
If any other matter is properly presented at the Annual Meeting, your proxy holder (one of the individuals named on your proxy card) will vote your shares, to the extent permitted by SEC rules, using his or her best judgment, if permitted under SEC rules.
Who is paying for this proxy solicitation?
We will pay for the entire cost of soliciting proxies. In addition to these proxy materials, our directors and employees may also solicit proxies in person, by telephone, or by other means of communication. Directors and employees will not be paid any additional compensation for soliciting proxies. We may also reimburse brokerage firms, banks and other agents for the cost of forwarding proxy materials to beneficial owners.