UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 10, 2020

 

 

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-34655   04-3581650

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

30 Winter Street  
Boston, Massachusetts   02108
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (857) 400-0101

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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

 

Title of each class    Trading Symbol(s)    Name of each exchange on which
registered

 

  

 

  

 

Common Stock, $0.001 par value    AVEO    Nasdaq Capital Market

 

  

 

  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company    ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ☐

 

 


Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On June 10, 2020, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment (“Amendment No. 1”) to the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2019 Equity Incentive Plan”), which had previously been adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) subject to stockholder approval.

The description of the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended by Amendment No.  1, on pages 46 to 55 of the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2020, is incorporated herein by reference. A complete copy of Amendment No. 1 is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following proposals:

1. The following nominees were elected to the Board for terms expiring at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders.

 

     For      Withheld      Broker Non-Votes  

Mr. Michael P. Bailey

     4,847,964        494,958        7,068,361  

Mr. Kenneth M. Bate

     4,591,719        751,203        7,068,361  

Dr. Anthony B. Evnin

     4,943,272        399,650        7,068,361  

Mr. Gregory T. Mayes

     4,939,396        403,526        7,068,361  

Ms. Scarlett Spring

     4,956,782        386,140        7,068,361  

Dr. Robert C. Young

     4,954,017        388,905        7,068,361  

2. A non-binding, advisory proposal on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved.

 

For:

     4,480,153  

Against:

     779,438  

Abstain:

     83,331  

Broker Non-Votes:

     7,068,361  

3. Amendment No. 1 to the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan was approved.

 

For:

     4,393,518  

Against:

     875,806  

Abstain:

     73,598  

Broker Non-Votes:

     7,068,361  

4. The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 was ratified.

 

For:

     11,907,700  

Against:

     324,480  

Abstain:

     179,103  

Broker Non-Votes:

     0  


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

  99.1

Amendment No. 1 to 2019 Equity Incentive Plan of AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: June 10, 2020     By:  

/s/ Michael Bailey

      Michael Bailey
      President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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