(Amendment No. 1)



Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 23, 2017



Amyris, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware 001-34885 55-0856151

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


  5885 Hollis Street, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA 94608
  (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)  



  (510) 450-0761  
  (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)  


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


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Explanatory Note


Amyris, Inc. (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 8–K/A to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8–K dated May 23, 2017, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 25, 2017 (the “Prior 8-K”), in order to disclose how frequently the Company intends to conduct future stockholder advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (the “stockholder say-on-pay vote”).


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


As previously reported in the Prior 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference, at the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 23, 2017, the Company’s stockholders voted to approve conducting future stockholder say-on-pay votes once every three years. In light of such vote, which was consistent with the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), on August 2, 2017, the Company, with the support of the Board, decided to conduct future stockholder say-on-pay votes once every three years until the next required vote on the frequency of future stockholder say-on-pay votes, although an earlier vote on such frequency may be held at the Board’s discretion.









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.


    AMYRIS, INC.  
Date: August 4, 2017 By:  /s/ Kathleen Valiasek  
    Kathleen Valiasek  
    Chief Financial Officer