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 13, 2022

Ocuphire Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
001-34079
 
11-3516358
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

37000 Grand River Avenue, Suite 120
Farmington Hills, MI

48335
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (248) 681-9815

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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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, $0.0001 par value
OCUP
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 5.03
Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On June 15, 2022, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Ocuphire Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a second amendment (the “Bylaws Amendment”) to the Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”), effective immediately. The Bylaws Amendment amended Section 8 of ARTICLE III of the Bylaws to increase the quorum requirement for all meetings of stockholders of the Company from one-third of the voting power of the outstanding shares of stock entitled to vote to a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of stock entitled to vote.

The foregoing description of the Bylaws Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws Amendment, a copy of which is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 3.1.

Item 5.07.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders of the Company held on June 13, 2022 (the “Annual Meeting”), stockholders (i) elected seven directors to the Company’s Board to serve a one-year term until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and (ii) ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.
A total of 11,578,018 shares of the Company’s common stock were present at the meeting in person or by proxy, which represents approximately 60.19% of the shares of common stock outstanding as of the record date for the Annual Meeting.
The results of the voting are shown below:
Proposal 1—Election of Directors

Nominee
 
Votes For
   
Votes Withheld
   
Broker Non-
Votes
 
Mina Sooch
   
6,595,980
     
162,350
     
4,819,688
 
Cam Gallagher
   
6,555,075
     
193,256
     
4,829,687
 
Sean Ainsworth
   
6,441,608
     
316,723
     
4,819,687
 
James Manuso
   
6,595,074
     
163,457
     
4,819,487
 
Richard Rodgers
   
6,595,181
     
163,150
     
4,819,687
 
Susan Benton
   
6,596,181
     
162,150
     
4,819,687
 
Jay Pepose
   
6,594,974
     
163,357
     
4,819,687
 


Proposal 2—Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Votes For
   
Votes Against
   
Votes Abstain
 
 
11,487,772
     
15,859
     
74,387
 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit
Number

Exhibit Description
     
 
Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of Ocuphire Pharma, Inc.
104
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within Inline XBRL document).


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.

 
OCUPHIRE PHARMA, INC.
 
By:
/s/ Mina Sooch
   
Mina Sooch


Chief Executive Officer
Date: June 17, 2022
   



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