On February 13, 2018, Private Vaxart completed a reverse
merger (the “Merger”) with
Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. (“Aviragen”), pursuant to which Private
Vaxart survived as a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviragen. Under the
terms of the Merger, Aviragen changed its name to Vaxart, Inc. and
Private Vaxart changed its name to Vaxart Biosciences, Inc. Unless
otherwise indicated, all references to “Vaxart,” “we,” “us,” “our”
or the “Company” in this proxy statement mean Vaxart, Inc., the
Why did I receive a notice regarding the availability of proxy
materials on the Internet?
Pursuant to rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission (the “SEC”), we
have elected to provide access to our proxy materials over the
Internet. Accordingly, we have sent you a Notice of Internet
Availability of Proxy Materials (“Notice”), because the board of
directors of Vaxart, Inc. is soliciting your proxy to vote at the
2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), including at any
adjournment or postponement of the meeting. All stockholders will
have the ability to access the proxy materials on the website
referred to in your Notice or request to receive a printed set of
the proxy materials. Instructions on how to access the proxy
materials over the internet or to request a printed copy may be
found in your Notice.
We intend to mail the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy
Materials on or about May 4, 2021, to all stockholders of
record entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Will I receive any other proxy materials by mail?
No, you will not receive any other proxy materials by mail unless
you request a paper copy of proxy materials. To request that a
full set of the proxy materials be sent to your specified postal
address, please go to www.proxyvote.com or call (800) 690-6903.
Please have your proxy card in hand when you access the website or
call and follow the instructions provided therein.
How do I attend the Annual Meeting?
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 9:30
a.m. local time at the offices of Vaxart located at 170 Harbor
Way, Suite 300, South San Francisco, California 94080. Directions
to the Annual Meeting may be found on the Investors section of our
website at www.vaxart.com. Information on how to vote in person at
the Annual Meeting is discussed below. You will also be able to
listen and participate in the Annual Meeting as well as vote and
submit your questions during a live webcast of the meeting by
visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/VXRT2021 and entering
the 16-digit control number included in your Notice, on your proxy
card or in the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials.
As part of our precautions regarding COVID-19, we are planning for
the possibility that the meeting may be held virtually only over
the Internet. If we take this step, we will announce the decision
to do so via a press release and posting details on our website
that will also be filed with the SEC as proxy material. As always,
we encourage you to vote your shares prior to the Annual
Who can vote at the Annual Meeting?
Only stockholders of record at the close of business on
April 23, 2021, will be entitled to vote at the Annual
Meeting. On this record date, there were 117,963,912 shares of
common stock outstanding and entitled to vote.
Stockholder of Record: Shares Registered in Your Name
If on April 23, 2021, your shares were registered directly in
your name with our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer &
Trust Company, LLC, then you are a stockholder of record. As a
stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the meeting or
vote by proxy. Whether or not you plan to attend the meeting, we
urge you to fill out and return the enclosed proxy card to ensure
your vote is counted.
Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of a Broker or
If on April 23, 2021, your shares were held, not in your name,
but rather in an account at a brokerage firm, bank, dealer or other
similar organization, then you are the beneficial owner of shares
held in “street name” and your Notice is being forwarded to you by
that organization. The organization holding your account is
considered to be the stockholder of record for purposes of voting
at the Annual Meeting. As a beneficial owner, you have the right to