Securities Registration: Employee Benefit Plan (s-8)

Date : 06/21/2019 @ 5:13PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Medicinova, Inc. (MNOV)
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Securities Registration: Employee Benefit Plan (s-8)

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 21, 2019

Registration No. 333- __________

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

MEDICINOVA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   33-0927979

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

4275 Executive Square, Suite 300

La Jolla, California 92037

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

 

 

MEDICINOVA, INC. 2013 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

(Full title of the plan)

 

 

 

Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

4275 Executive Square, Suite 300

La Jolla, California 92037

(858) 373-1500

 

Kirt W Shuldberg, Esq.

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve
Franklin & Hachigian, LLP

3570 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 200

San Diego, California 92130

Tel: (858) 436-8000

(Name, address, telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)   (Copy to)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one).

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.   

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of securities
to be registered
 

Amount

to be
registered (1)

 

Proposed

maximum
offering price
per share (2)

 

Proposed

maximum
aggregate

offering price (2)

  Amount of
registration fee

Common Stock, $0.001 par value 2013 Equity Incentive Plan

  3,500,000   $9.72   $34,020,000.00   $4,123.22

 

 

(1)

Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers an indeterminate number of shares of Common Stock that may be offered or issued pursuant to the anti-dilution provisions of the MediciNova, Inc. 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).

(2)

Calculated solely for purposes of this offering under Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act on the basis of the average of the high and low price per share of the Registrant’s Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Global Market on June 13, 2019.

 

 

 


PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3.

Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

MediciNova, Inc. (the “Registrant”) hereby incorporates by reference into this Registration Statement the following documents previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”):

 

  (a)

the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018;

 

  (b)

the Registrant’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC for the quarter ended March 31, 2019;

 

  (c)

the Registrant’s current reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 12, 2019 and April 25, 2019 ;

 

  (d)

the description of the Registrant’s Common Stock contained in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the SEC on January 26, 2005.

All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant with the SEC pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part of this Registration Statement from the date of filing of such documents. The Registrant is not, however, incorporating any documents or information that the Registrant is deemed to furnish and not file in accordance with SEC rules.

 

Item 4.

Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.

Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.

 

Item 6.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 145 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) provides for the indemnification of officers, directors, and other corporate agents in terms sufficiently broad to indemnify such persons under certain circumstances for liabilities (including reimbursement for expenses incurred) arising under the Securities Act. Article VIII of the Registrant’s restated certificate of incorporation, as amended (Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No. 001-33185) filed on August 9, 2012), and Article 6 of the Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws (Exhibit 3.4 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-119433) filed October 1, 2004) provide for indemnification of the Registrant’s directors, officers, employees and other agents to the extent and under the circumstances permitted by the DGCL. The Registrant has also entered into agreements with its directors and officers that will require the Registrant, among other things, to indemnify them against certain liabilities that may arise by reason of their status or service as directors or officers to the fullest extent not prohibited by law.

See also the undertakings set out in response to Item 17 herein.

 

Item 7.

Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.

Exhibits.

 

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Exhibit
No.

  

Description

3.1    Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant, as subsequently amended by certificates of amendment (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No. 001-33185) filed August 9, 2012).
3.2    Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33185) filed April 25, 2019).
4.1    Specimen Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-33185) filed February 15, 2007).
4.2    Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement, dated September  2, 2004, by and among the Registrant, its founders and the investors named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-119433) filed October 1, 2004).
4.3    Form of Warrant, dated May 9, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33185) filed May 10, 2013).
5.1    Opinion of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.
23.1    Consent of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
23.2    Consent of BDO USA, LLP, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
24.1    Power of Attorney (included on signature page).
99.1    2013 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended.

 

Item 9.

Undertakings.

 

  A.

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

  (1)

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (l)(i) and (l)(ii) above shall not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.

 

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  (2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (3)

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

  B.

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new Registration Statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  C.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the indemnification provisions summarized in Item 6 or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that, in the opinion of the SEC, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act, and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of La Jolla, State of California, on June 21, 2019.

 

MEDICINOVA, INC.
By:  

/s/ Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D

 

Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D

President and Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D. and Carla Reyes, and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their or his or her substitutes or substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Name

  

Title

  

Date

/s/ Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D.

Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D.

   President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal Executive Officer)    June 21, 2019

/s/ Carla Reyes

Carla Reyes

   Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
   June 21, 2019

/s/ Jeff Himawan, Ph.D.

Jeff Himawan, Ph.D.

   Chairman of the Board of Directors    June 21, 2019

/s/ Yoshio Ishizaka

Yoshio Ishizaka

   Director    June 21, 2019

/s/ Yutaka Kobayashi

Yutaka Kobayashi

   Director    June 21, 2019

/s/ Hideki Nagao

Hideki Nagao

   Director    June 21, 2019

 

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