0000875320VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC / MAfalse00008753202023-05-172023-05-17

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) May 17, 2023

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
50 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(617) 341-6100
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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Title of each class
Trading Symbol
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Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value Per Share
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
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Item 5.07  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The annual meeting of shareholders of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (the "Company") was held on May 17, 2023 (the "Annual Meeting"). Set forth below are the voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of the Company's shareholders at the Annual Meeting:
Proposal No. 1: Based upon the following votes, the shareholders elected Sangeeta Bhatia, Lloyd Carney, Alan Garber, Terrence Kearney, Reshma Kewalramani, Jeffrey Leiden, Diana McKenzie, Bruce Sachs and Suketu Upadhyay to serve as members of the Company's Board of Directors until the annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2024:
Sangeeta Bhatia222,080,6652,466,298116,8379,826,329
Lloyd Carney209,020,15615,522,060121,5849,826,329
Alan Garber222,238,5642,300,900124,3369,826,329
Terrence Kearney212,386,12312,155,694121,9839,826,329
Reshma Kewalramani222,944,9191,605,123113,7589,826,329
Jeffrey Leiden216,063,8817,824,259775,6609,826,329
Diana McKenzie222,081,2472,466,571115,9829,826,329
Bruce Sachs203,818,02720,714,176131,5979,826,329
Suketu Upadhyay222,991,7781,551,263120,7599,826,329
Proposal No. 2: Based upon the following votes, the shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2023:
Proposal No. 3: Based upon the following votes, the shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the 2022 compensation program for the Company's named executive officers:
Proposal No. 4: Based upon the following votes, the shareholders recommended, on an advisory basis, to hold future advisory votes to approve executive compensation on an annual basis:
1 Year2 Years3 YearsAbstainNon-Votes
Based upon the results above, and consistent with the Board of Directors' recommendation, the Board has determined that future advisory votes on executive compensation will be submitted to shareholders on an annual basis until the next required vote on the frequency of such votes.

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.

Date: May 18, 2023
/s/ Jonathan Biller
Jonathan Biller
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer