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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): May 25, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 000-30171 68-0359556
(State or other jurisdiction of
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
ID Number)
7000 Marina Blvd., Brisbane, California 94005
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(510) 970-6000
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Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) 
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share SGMO Nasdaq Global Select Market
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a vote of Security Holders.

The annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”), was held on May 25, 2021.

At the Annual Meeting, the following proposals were approved by the stockholders: (i) the election of the nine nominees for director listed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) for the Annual Meeting, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 2, 2021, to serve on Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), until the next annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2022 or until their successors are duly elected and qualified; (ii) the approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement; (iii) the approval of the Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “2020 ESPP”), pursuant to which 5,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock will be available for sale and issuance to the Company’s employees; and (iv) the ratification of the appointment by the Audit Committee of the Board of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, each by the votes set forth below:

Proposal 1: Election of Directors:

Each of the nominees for director listed in the Proxy Statement was elected by the votes set forth below:

Name of DirectorForAgainstAbstainBroker
Robert F. Carey84,152,4261,128,525388,69722,835,545
Kenneth J. Hillan, M.B.83,694,3561,691,329283,96322,835,545
Alexander D. Macrae, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.83,858,4321,517,016294,20022,835,545
John H. Markels, Ph.D.83,233,7142,067,608368,32622,835,545
James R. Meyers84,232,3541,127,915309,37922,835,545
H. Stewart Parker80,191,4385,156,791321,41922,835,545
Saira Ramasastry83,583,9211,799,983285,74422,835,545
Karen L. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., L.L.M.76,261,0799,077,695330,87422,835,545
Joseph S. Zakrzewski84,077,5961,236,003356,04922,835,545

Proposal 2: Approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes

Proposal 3: Approval of the 2020 ESPP:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes

Proposal 4: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-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.
Dated: May 28, 2021  By: /s/ Gary H. Loeb
  Name: Gary H. Loeb
  Title: Executive Vice President & General Counsel