Current Report Filing (8-k)

Date : 06/18/2019 @ 8:02PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
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Current Report Filing (8-k)

 

 

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 14 , 2019

 


 

ALBIREO PHARMA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)

 

001-33451
(Commission File
Number)

 

90-0136863
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

10 Post Office Square, Suite 502 South
Boston, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

02109
(Zip Code)

 

(857) 254-5555

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 


 

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:

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

ALBO

 

The 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   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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   o

 

 

 


 

Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

(e)           On June 14, 2019, the stockholders of Albireo Pharma, Inc. (“ Albireo ”) approved the amendment to the Albireo Pharma, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (as amended, the “ 2018 Plan ”). The amendment increases the number of shares of Albireo common stock authorized for issuance under the 2018 Plan by 2,100,000 shares.

 

A detailed summary of the material features of the 2018 Plan is set forth in Albireo’s definitive proxy statement for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “ Annual Meeting ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “ SEC ”) on April 25, 2019. That summary and the foregoing description are qualified in their entirety by reference to the text of the 2018 Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07     Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On June 14, 2019, Albireo held the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders: (1) elected each of David Chiswell, Ph.D and Davey S. Scoon to Albireo’s Board of Directors as a Class III director for a term of three years to serve until the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and until his successor is elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal (“ Election of Directors ”); (2) approved the amendment to the 2018 Plan (the “ Equity Incentive Plan Amendment Approval ”); and (3) ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Albireo’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 (“ Auditor Ratification ”). A more complete description of each of these matters is set forth in Albireo’s definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 25, 2019.

 

The number of votes cast in favor or against or withheld by the stockholders and, where applicable, the number of abstentions and the number of broker nonvotes on each of the foregoing matters are set forth below.

 

1. Election of Directors

 

Nominee

 

Shares
Voted
For

 

Shares Voted
to Withhold
Authority

 

Broker
Nonvotes

 

David Chiswell, Ph.D

 

8,882,432

 

98,472

 

1,473,554

 

Davey S. Scoon

 

7,899,954

 

1,080,950

 

1,473,554

 

 

2. Equity Incentive Plan Amendment Approval

 

Shares
Voted For

 

Shares Voted
Against

 

Shares
Abstaining

 

Broker
Nonvotes

 

6,989,948

 

1,971,762

 

19,194

 

1,473,554

 

 

3. Auditor Ratification

 

Shares
Voted For

 

Shares Voted
Against

 

Shares
Abstaining

 

Broker
Nonvotes

 

10,433,763

 

887

 

19,808

 

 

 

Item 9.01               Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Albireo Pharma, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended.

 

2


 

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.

 

 

ALBIREO PHARMA, INC.

 

 

Date: June 18, 2019

/s/ Ronald H.W. Cooper

 

Ronald H.W. Cooper

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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