Securities Registration: Employee Benefit Plan (s-8)

Date : 08/05/2019 @ 9:26PM
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Securities Registration: Employee Benefit Plan (s-8)

 

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 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

 

Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   20-8729264
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
11711 N. Meridian Street, Suite 310
Carmel, Indiana
  46032
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Assembly Biosciences, Inc. 2018 Stock Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

 

Elizabeth H. Lacy

General Counsel, SVP, Legal Operations and Corporate Secretary

Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

11711 N. Meridian Street, Suite 310
Carmel, Indiana 46032

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

(833) 509-4583

(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copies to:

 

Mitchell S. Bloom, Esq.

Maggie L. Wong, Esq.

Goodwin Procter LLP

100 Northern Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02210

(617) 570-1000

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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 x 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
    Proposed maximum
aggregate offering price(2)
   

Amount of

registration fee

 
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share     1,100,000 (3)   $ 13.35     $ 14,685,000     $ 1,779.82  
_________________
(1) Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement (the “Registration Statement”) shall also cover any additional shares of common stock that become issuable under the Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) 2018 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”) by reason of any stock dividend, stock split or similar transaction effected without the receipt of consideration that results in an increase in the number of the outstanding shares of common stock.
(2) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee in accordance with Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act. The proposed maximum aggregate offering price is calculated pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act on the basis of $13.35 per share, the average of the high and low sale prices of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on August 1, 2019.
(3) Represents 1,100,000 shares of common stock that were added to the shares reserved and available for issuance under the Plan, as approved by the Company’s stockholders on May 17, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

This Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) is being filed by Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”), pursuant to General Instruction E to the Form S-8 Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in connection with the registration of an additional 1,100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) issuable pursuant to the Company’s 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (as amended, the “Plan”). 1,900,000 shares of Common Stock issuable under the Plan were registered pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on  Form S-8  (File No. 333-226703) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2018, and the information contained therein is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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PART I

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

The documents containing the information specified in Part I will be delivered in accordance with Form S-8 and Rule 428(b) under the Securities Act. Such documents are not required to be, and are not, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act. These documents, and the documents incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Form S-8, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

 

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PART II

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

 

The following documents, which have been filed with the Commission by the Company, pursuant to the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as applicable, are hereby incorporated by reference in, and shall be deemed to be a part of, this Registration Statement:

 

· the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Commission on February 28, 2019 (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the information specifically incorporated by reference in the Company’s Form 10-K from the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the Commission on April 4, 2019 );

 

· the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019 , filed with the Commission on May 9, 2019 and August 5, 2019, respectively;

 

· our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 22, 2019 , May 2, 2019 and May 21, 2019 ; and

 

· the description of the Company’s common stock in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-35005) filed with the Commission on December 10, 2010, including any amendment or report filed by the Company for the purpose of updating such description.

 

All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement that indicates that all of the shares of common stock registered hereunder have been sold or that deregisters all of such shares then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the respective dates of filing of such documents, except as to any portion of any future annual or quarterly report to stockholders or document or current report furnished under current Items 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K that is not deemed filed under such provisions.

 

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 other subsequently filed document that also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, modifies or supersedes such earlier 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.

 

You may request a copy of these filings, at no cost, by writing or telephoning the Company at:

 

11711 N. Meridian Street,

Suite 310

Carmel, Indiana 46032

Telephone: (833) 509-4583

Attn: Corporate Secretary

 

You should rely only on the information provided or incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement or any related prospectus. The Company has not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. You should not assume that the information in this Registration Statement or any related prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of the document. 

 

Item 8. Exhibits.

 

See the Exhibit Index on the page immediately preceding the signatures to this Registration Statement for a list of exhibits filed as part of this Registration Statement, which Exhibit Index is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

4.1   Fourth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on June 1, 2018).
4.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on January 24, 2018).
4.3   Specimen Common Stock Certificate of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the Commission on December 30, 2015).
5.1*   Opinion of Goodwin Procter LLP.
23.1*   Consent of Goodwin Procter LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
23.2*   Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
24.1*   Power of Attorney (included on the signature page of this Registration Statement).
99.1   Assembly Biosciences, Inc. 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on June 1, 2018).
99.2   Amendment No. 1 to Assembly Biosciences, Inc. 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on May 21, 2019).

 

* Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, 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 Carmel, State of Indiana, on August 5, 2019.

 

  ASSEMBLY BIOSCIENCES, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Derek A. Small
    Derek A. Small
    President and Chief Executive Officer

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY AND SIGNATURES

 

We, the undersigned officers and directors of Assembly Biosciences, Inc., hereby severally constitute and appoint Derek A. Small and Elizabeth H. Lacy, and each of them singly (with full power to each of them to act alone), our true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution in each of them for him/her and in his/her name, place and stead, and in any and all capacities, to sign for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement on Form S-8, 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 or necessary to be done in and about the premises, as full to all intents and purposes as he/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/her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons on August 5, 2019 in the capacities indicated.

 

Signature   Title
     
/s/ Derek A. Small   Director, President and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer)
Derek A. Small  
   
/s/Michael P. Samar   SVP, Finance and Business Operations (Principal Accounting Officer)
Michael P. Samar  
     
/s/ William R. Ringo, Jr.   Chairman of the Board
William R. Ringo, Jr.    
     
/s/ Anthony E. Altig   Director
Anthony E. Altig    
     
/s/ Mark Auerbach   Director
Mark Auerbach    
     
/s/ Richard D. DiMarchi, Ph.D.   Director
Richard D. DiMarchi, Ph.D.    
     
/s/ Myron Z. Holubiak   Director
Myron Z. Holubiak    
     
/s/ Helen S. Kim   Director
Helen S. Kim    
     
/s/ Alan J. Lewis, Ph.D.   Director
Alan J. Lewis, Ph.D.    
     
/s/ Susan Mahony, Ph.D.   Director
Susan Mahony, Ph.D.    

 

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