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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):

June 9, 2022




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33508   20-1677033

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

2222 West 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

(602) 850-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.001 per share   LLNW   NASDAQ

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Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 9, 2022, Limelight Networks, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Limelight”), held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As previously disclosed, Limelight entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 6, 2022 (the “Purchase Agreement”), with College Parent, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries other than Edgecast, Inc., “College Parent”), pursuant to which Limelight will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Edgecast, Inc., a California corporation and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of College Parent (“Edgecast”), and certain Edgecast-related businesses and assets as specified in the Purchase Agreement (the “Transaction”).

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the proposals listed below. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 4, 2022. The final results of voting on each of the items submitted to a vote of the stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

Proposal 1: Approval of the Issuance of Limelight Common Stock under the Purchase Agreement

Limelight’s stockholders approved the proposal to issue shares of Limelight Common Stock to either College Parent, the ultimate parent company of Edgecast, or a designated subsidiary of College Parent under the Purchase Agreement. The results of such vote were as follows:


Votes For


Votes Against




Broker Non-Votes


  994,765   153,207   31,112,102

Proposal 2: Election of Class III Directors

Limelight’s stockholders elected Jeffrey T. Fisher, David C. Peterschmidt and Bob Lyons as Class III directors. The results of such vote were as follows:



   Votes For      Votes Against      Abstentions      Broker Non-Votes  

Jeffrey T. Fisher

     41,253,303        30,717,249        561,586        31,112,102  

David C. Peterschmidt

     54,906,693        17,164,588        460,857        31,112,102  

Bob Lyons

     68,143,283        2,924,071        1,464,784        31,112,102  

Proposal 3: Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Limelight’s stockholders ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as Limelight’s independent registered public accounting firm. The results of such vote were as follows:


Votes For


Votes Against




Broker Non-Votes


  673,012   468,996   0

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this report may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words “anticipates,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “target,” “goal,” “budget,” “should,” “continue,” “could,” “forecast,” “may,” “might,” “potential,” “strategy,” “will,” “would,” and similar words. Forward-looking statements are based on Limelight’s current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties which are, in many instances, beyond Limelight’s control, and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in or contemplated or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) failing to obtain approval of Limelight’s stockholder of the Transaction; (ii) delay in closing the Transaction or the possibility of non-consummation of the Transaction; (iii) the occurrence of any event that could give rise to termination of the Purchase Agreement; (iv) the risk that litigation in connection with the Transaction may affect the

timing or occurrence of the Transaction or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; (v) risks related to the disruption of the Transaction to Limelight and its management; (vi) the effect of the announcement of the Transaction on the ability of Limelight to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers, third-party distributors and other third parties; (vii) successfully integrating Limelight and Edgecast’s businesses, and avoiding problems which may result in us not operating as effectively and efficiently as expected following the completion of the Transaction; (viii) the incurrence of significant costs, expenses and fees for professional services and other Transaction costs associated with the Transaction; (ix) the risk that certain Limelight directors and executive officers may have interests in the Transaction different from the interests of Limelight stockholders; (x) the effect and timing of changes in laws or in governmental regulations; (xi) the cost and availability of capital and any restrictions imposed by lenders or creditors; (xii) the possibility that the expected benefits of the Transaction will not be realized within the expected time frame or at all; (xiii) prevailing economic, market and business conditions; (xiv) changes in the industry in which Limelight and Edgecast operate; (xv) conditions beyond Limelight or Edgecast’s control, such as disaster, pandemics, epidemics, acts of war or terrorism, the weather and other natural phenomena, including the economic, operational and other effects of severe weather or climate events, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanos, ice, sleet, or snowstorms; (xvi) the failure to renew, or the revocation of, any license or other required permits; (xvii) unexpected charges or unexpected liabilities arising from a change in accounting policies, or the effects of acquisition accounting varying from the Limelight or Edgecast’s expectations; (xviii) the risk that our and our subsidiaries’ credit ratings following the completion of the Transaction may be different from what we expect, which may increase borrowing costs and/or make it more difficult for us to pay or refinance our and our subsidiaries’ debts and require us to borrow or divert cash flow from operations in order to service debt payments; (xix) fluctuations in interest rates; (xx) variations between the stated assumptions on which forward-looking statements are based and our and Edgecast’s actual experience, including the recent Edgecast customer loss; and (xxi) general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, Limelight’s actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Limelight is providing the information in this report as of this date and assumes no obligations to update the information included in this report or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 9, 2022     Limelight Networks, Inc.

/s/ Michael DiSanto

      Michael DiSanto
      Chief Administrative and Legal Officer & Secretary