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HAMILTON AVENUE, SUITE 550\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc CAMPBELL, CA 95008\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc (650) 934-5200\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc (Registrant\u8217?s telephone number, including area code)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc N/A\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Check the appropriate box below if the Form\~8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Written communications pursuant to Rule\~425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Soliciting material pursuant to Rule\~14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule\~14d-2(b)\~under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule\~13e-4(c)\~under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule\~405 of the Securities Act of\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql 1933 (\u167?230.405 of this chapter) or Rule\~12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (\u167?240.12b-2 of this chapter).\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Emerging growth company\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section\~13(a)\~of the Exchange Act.\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_1}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_1}\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Item 5.07.\~ Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql On September\~7, 2018, VIVUS,\~Inc. (the \u8220?Company\u8221?) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \u8220?Annual Meeting\u8221?).\~ At the Annual Meeting, the Company\u8217?s stockholders elected seven directors to serve\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified; did not approve, on a\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company\u8217?s named executive officers; ratified the Company\u8217?s\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql appointment of OUM\~& Co. LLP as the Company\u8217?s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql ending December\~31, 2018; approved the 2018 Equity Incentive Plan; and approved the amendment and restatement of the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Company\u8217?s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of the Company\u8217?s\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql common stock at a ratio in the range of 1:2 to 1:10, such ratio to be determined in the discretion of the Company\u8217?s board\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql of directors.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql The Company\u8217?s independent inspector of elections reported the voting results as follows:\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql (i)\~ Election of seven directors to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are duly\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql elected and qualified:\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\ql Name\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc For\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Withheld\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Broker\~Non-Votes\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql John Amos\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 31,327,127\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc \~1,870,439\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Thomas B. King\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 21,808,635\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 11,388,931\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql David Y. Norton\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 21,664,173\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 11,533,393\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Jorge Plutzky, M.D.\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 23,657,490\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc \~9,540,076\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Eric W. Roberts\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 21,801,663\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 11,395,903\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Herman Rosenman\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 22,185,700\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 11,011,866\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\cellx3472\clvertalb\cellx3679\clvertalb\cellx5372\clvertalb\cellx5579\clvertalb\cellx7272\clvertalb\cellx7479\clvertalb\cellx9172\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Allan L. Shaw\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 23,359,068\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc \~9,838,498\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3472\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx3679\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5372\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5579\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7272\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7479\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9172\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql (ii)\~ Approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company\u8217?s named executive officers:\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2380\clvertalb\cellx2703\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4605\clvertalb\cellx4928\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6830\clvertalb\cellx7153\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9055\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc For\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Against\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Abstain\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Broker\~Non-Votes\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2380\clvertalb\cellx2703\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4605\clvertalb\cellx4928\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6830\clvertalb\cellx7153\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9055\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2380\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2703\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4605\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4928\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6830\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7153\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9055\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 15,787,235\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 16,870,562\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 539,769\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2380\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2703\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4605\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4928\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6830\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7153\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9055\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql (iii)\~ Ratification of the appointment of OUM\~& Co. LLP as the Company\u8217?s independent registered public\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December\~31, 2018:\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2636\clvertalb\cellx2843\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4814\clvertalb\cellx5021\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6992\clvertalb\cellx7199\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9170\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc For\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Against\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Abstain\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Broker\~Non-Votes\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2636\clvertalb\cellx2843\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4814\clvertalb\cellx5021\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6992\clvertalb\cellx7199\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9170\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2636\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2843\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4814\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5021\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6992\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7199\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9170\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 89,657,313\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 2,748,527\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 1,095,623\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 0\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2636\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2843\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4814\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx5021\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6992\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7199\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9170\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql (iv)\~ Approval of the 2018 Equity Incentive Plan:\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2380\clvertalb\cellx2703\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4605\clvertalb\cellx4928\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6830\clvertalb\cellx7153\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9055\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc For\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Against\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Abstain\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Broker\~Non-Votes\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2380\clvertalb\cellx2703\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4605\clvertalb\cellx4928\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6830\clvertalb\cellx7153\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9055\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2380\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2703\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4605\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4928\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6830\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7153\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9055\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 29,038,217\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 3,657,145\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 502,204\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 60,303,897\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2380\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2703\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4605\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4928\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6830\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7153\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9055\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql (v)\~ Approval of the amendment and restatement of the Company\u8217?s Amended and Restated Certificate of\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of the Company\u8217?s Common Stock at a ratio in the range of 1:2 to 1:10, such\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql ratio to be determined in the discretion of the Company\u8217?s board of directors:\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2380\clvertalb\cellx2703\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4605\clvertalb\cellx4928\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6830\clvertalb\cellx7153\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9055\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc For\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Against\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Abstain\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs16\b\qc Broker\~Non-Votes\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx2380\clvertalb\cellx2703\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx4605\clvertalb\cellx4928\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx6830\clvertalb\cellx7153\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\clvertalb\cellx9055\clvertalb\cellx9288\trrh198\row}}} {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2380\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2703\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4605\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4928\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6830\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7153\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9055\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\li220\fi-220\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 79,245,024\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 10,872,848\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 3,383,591\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 0\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\qc \~\cell{ {\trowd\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2380\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx2703\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4605\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx4928\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx6830\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx7153\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9055\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat11\clcbpat11\cellx9288\trrh248\row}}}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_2}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_2}{\*\bkmkstart item_1_46_1}{\*\bkmkend item_1_46_1}\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Item 8.01. Other Events.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\fi550\cf1\f51\fs20\ql On September\~7, 2018, the Company\u8217?s board of directors approved a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Company\u8217?s common stock.\~ The Company expects the reverse stock split to become effective at 12:01 AM Eastern Time\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql on September\~10, 2018 and the consolidated common stock to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis as of September\~11, 2018.\~\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql The reverse stock split will reduce the number of the Company\u8217?s outstanding common stock from approximately 106\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql million shares to approximately 10.6 million shares. The number of authorized shares of the Company\u8217?s common stock\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql will remain unadjusted. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Any fractional shares that would\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql have resulted will be rounded up to the nearest whole share. Following the reverse stock split, the CUSIP for the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Company\u8217?s common stock will be 928551 308.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 2{\*\bkmkstart pb_2_205020_177_12447788}{\*\bkmkend pb_2_205020_177_12447788}\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_3}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_3}\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc SIGNATURES\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql VIVUS,\~INC.\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5400\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql /s/ John L. Slebir\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5400\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql John L. Slebir\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh495 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Senior Vice President, Business Development and General\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Counsel\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh495\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Date: September\~7, 2018\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5400\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 3{\*\bkmkstart pb_3_205033_7056_12447788}{\*\bkmkend pb_3_205033_7056_12447788}\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par}