As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 10, 2020
Registration No. 333-
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM S-8
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
 
Millendo Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 45-1472564
(State or other jurisdiction of Incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
110 Miller Avenue, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
 
Millendo Therapeutics, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan
Millendo Therapeutics, Inc. 2019 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
New Hire Inducement Stock Option Grant
(Full titles of the plans)

 Julia C. Owens, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
110 Miller Avenue, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 845-9000
(Name and address of agent for service) (Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
 
Copies to:
Nicole C. Brookshire
Cooley LLP
500 Boylston Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 937-2300
 
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.
 
Large accelerated filer o Accelerated filer x
Non-accelerated filer o Smaller reporting company x
    Emerging growth company o
 
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
  Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price
  Amount of
Registration Fee
2019 Equity Incentive Plan
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share
730,661 shares (2) $ 1.59  (5) $ 1,161,750.99  (5) $ 126.75 
2019 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share
133,580 shares (3) $ 1.59  (5) $ 212,392.20  (5) $ 23.17 
February 10, 2020 Inducement Awards
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share
140,000 shares (4) $ 6.90  (6) $ 966,000.00  (6) $ 105.39 
Total:         $ 255.31 
 



(1)
Pursuant to Rule 416(a) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement shall also cover any additional shares of the Registrant’s common stock (“Common Stock”) that become issuable under the plans set forth herein by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization, or other similar transaction effected without receipt of consideration that increases the number of outstanding shares of Registrant’s common stock, as applicable.
   
(2)
Represents shares of the Registrant's Common Stock that were automatically added to the shares authorized for issuance under the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2019 EIP”) on January 1, 2020 pursuant to an “evergreen” provision contained in the 2019 EIP.
   
(3)
Represents shares of the Registrant's Common Stock that were automatically added to the shares authorized for issuance under the 2019 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“2019 ESPP”) on January 1, 2020 pursuant to an “evergreen” provision contained in the 2019 ESPP.
   
(4)
Represents shares of the Registrant’s Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of a new hire inducement stock option award granted outside of the 2019 EIP and the Company's other equity incentive plans to the Registrant’s new hire on February 10, 2020.
   
(5)
Estimated in accordance with Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee, and is based upon the price of $1.59 per share, which was the average of the high and low prices of the Registrant’s Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on November 5, 2020 (rounded up to the nearest cent).
   
(6)
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(h) promulgated under the Securities Act. The maximum offering price per share and the maximum aggregate offering price are calculated on the basis of $6.90 per share, the exercise price of the new hire inducement stock option award granted on February 10, 2020, as a material inducement to the grantee’s acceptance of employment with the Registrant in accordance with Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Listing Rules.





PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

The information specified in Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with the provisions of Rule 428 under the Securities Act and the introductory note to Part I of Form S-8. The documents containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be delivered to the participant in the plans covered by this Registration Statement as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act.

PART II

ITEM 3.    INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

The following documents filed by Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) are incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:


(b)    The Registrant’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on May 8, 2020, the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on August 10, 2020, and the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on November 9, 2020;

(c)    The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K (excluding any information and exhibits furnished under either Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 thereof) filed with the SEC on January 13, 2020, February 10, 2020, March 4, 2020, April 6, 2020, June 23, 2020 and September 24, 2020;

(d)    All other reports filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), since the end of the fiscal year covered by the Registrant’s Annual Report referred to in (a) above; and


All other reports and documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act (other than Current Reports furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and exhibits furnished on such form that relate to such items) on or after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part of this Registration Statement from the date of the filing of such reports and documents.

Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently filed document that also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

ITEM 4.    DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

Not applicable.

ITEM 5.    INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL

Not applicable.

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ITEM 6.    INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Subsection (a) of Section 145 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (“DGCL”), empowers a corporation to indemnify any person who was or is a party or who is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation) by reason of the fact that the person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe the person’s conduct was unlawful.

Subsection (b) of Section 145 of the DGCL empowers a corporation to indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that the person acted in any of the capacities set forth above, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit if the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Court of Chancery or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Court of Chancery or such other court shall deem proper.

Section 145 of the DGCL further provides that to the extent a director or officer of a corporation has been successful on the merits or otherwise in the defense of any action, suit or proceeding referred to in subsections (a) and (b) of Section 145, or in defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, such person shall be indemnified against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection therewith; that indemnification provided for by Section 145 shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which the indemnified party may be entitled; and the indemnification provided for by Section 145 shall, unless otherwise provided when authorized or ratified, continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of such person’s heirs, executors and administrators. Section 145 also empowers the corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against any liability asserted against such person and incurred by such person in any such capacity, or arising out of his status as such, whether or not the corporation would have the power to indemnify such person against such liabilities under Section 145.

Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL provides that a corporation’s certificate of incorporation may contain a provision eliminating or limiting the personal liability of a director to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, provided that such provision shall not eliminate or limit the liability of a director (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) under Section 174 of the DGCL or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.

The Company’s restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, provides that the Company shall indemnify and advance expenses to each person who was or is a party or threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether criminal, civil, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he or she is or was, or has agreed to become, a director or officer of the Company, or is or was serving, or has agreed to serve, at the request of the Company, as a director, officer, partner, employee or trustee of, or in a similar capacity with, another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, or by reason of any action alleged to have been taken or omitted in such capacity, against all expenses (including attorneys’ fees), liabilities, losses, judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred in connection with such action, suit or proceeding and any appeal therefrom.

The Company has indemnification agreements with its directors, in addition to the indemnification provided for in its restated certificate of incorporation, and intends to enter into indemnification agreements with any new directors in the future.

The Company has purchased and intends to maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director or officer of the Company against any loss arising from any claim asserted against him or her and incurred by him or her in any such capacity, subject to certain exclusions.

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The foregoing summaries are not intended to be exhaustive and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the complete text of the statute, the Company’s restated certificate of incorporation, as amended and the agreements referred to above and are qualified in their entirety by reference thereto.

ITEM 7.    EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED

Not applicable.

ITEM 8.    EXHIBITS

Exhibit No. Exhibit 
4.1
   
4.2
   
4.3
   
5.1*
   
23.1*
   
23.2*
   
24.1*
   
99.1
   
99.2
99.3
_________________________________________
*Filed herewith

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 the 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 the 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
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and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement.

(iii)    To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) of this section do 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 the registration statement.

(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 Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the 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 foregoing provisions, 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 Ann Arbor, State of Michigan, on November 10, 2020.


MILLENDO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
/s/ Julia C. Owens, Ph.D.
Julia C. Owens, 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 Julia C. Owens and Louis Arcudi III, jointly and severally, as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, 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 SEC, 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 substitutes or substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

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

Signature
Title Date
/s/ Julia C. Owens, Ph.D.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal Executive Officer)
November 10, 2020
Julia C. Owens, Ph.D.
/s/ Louis Arcudi III
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
November 10, 2020
Louis Arcudi III
/s/ Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D. Chairperson of the Board of Directors November 10, 2020
Carol Gallagher, Pharm.D.
/s/ Habib Dable Director November 10, 2020
Habib Dable
/s/ Mary Lynne Hedley, Ph.D. Director November 10, 2020
Mary Lynne Hedley, Ph.D.
/s/ James Hindman Director November 10, 2020
James Hindman
/s/ John P. Howe, III, M.D. Director November 10, 2020
John P. Howe, III, M.D.
/s/ Geoff Nichol, M.B., Ch.B., M.B.A. Director November 10, 2020
Geoff Nichol, M.B., Ch.B., M.B.A.
/s/ Carole Nuechterlein, J.D. Director November 10, 2020
Carole Nuechterlein, J.D.

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