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): May 27, 2020

 

 

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-34655   04-3581650

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

30 Winter Street

Boston, Massachusetts

  02108
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (857) 400-0101

 

 

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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, $0.001 par value   AVEO   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).

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 27, 2020, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that due to the public health impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and governmental restrictions limiting the number of people who may gather together, and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders, employees and communities, the location of the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), to be held on June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, has been changed to a virtual meeting. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)

Exhibits

 

99.1    Press release issued by the Company on May 27, 2020


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.

 

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: May 27, 2020    
    By:  

/s/ Michael Bailey

      Michael Bailey
      President and Chief Executive Officer
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

AVEO Announces Change to Virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders

BOSTON, Mass. – May 27, 2020 – AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ: AVEO) today announced that due to the public health impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and governmental restrictions limiting the number of people who may gather together, and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders, employees and communities, the location of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) has been changed to a virtual meeting. As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, but will be held via live audio webcast. Stockholders will be able to attend the Annual Meeting only via the webcast.

As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting previously distributed, stockholders are entitled to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting if they were a stockholder at the close of business on April 15, 2020, the record date, or hold a legal proxy for the meeting provided by the stockholder’s bank, brokerage firm or other nominee as of such record date. To access, participate in, and vote at the Annual Meeting at www.proxydocs.com/AVEO, stockholders must enter the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice they previously received. You will need to register to attend the Annual Meeting at www.proxydocs.com/AVEO by no later than Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A list of registered stockholders will also be available to record holders during the Annual Meeting.

For additional information regarding how stockholders may attend, participate in and/or vote at the virtual Annual Meeting, please refer to AVEO’s additional proxy material filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, which can also be accessed on AVEO’s website at www.aveooncology.com.

Please note that the proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to vote a stockholder’s shares in connection with the Annual Meeting.

About AVEO

AVEO is developing an oncology pipeline designed to provide a better life for patients with cancer. AVEO’s strategy is to focus its resources toward development and commercialization of its product candidates in North America, while leveraging partnerships to support development and commercialization in other geographies. AVEO’s lead candidate, tivozanib (FOTIVDA®) is approved in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand and Iceland for the treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. AVEO is working to develop and


LOGO

 

commercialize tivozanib in North America as a treatment for renal cell carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and other cancers. Ficlatuzumab (HGF MAb) is in a Phase 2 clinical trial in head and neck cancer and has reported early clinical data in pancreatic cancer. AVEO’s earlier-stage pipeline includes several monoclonal antibodies in oncology development, including AV-203 (anti-ErbB3 MAb), AV-380 (GDF15 MAb) and AV-353 (Notch 3 MAb). For more information, please visit AVEO’s website at www.aveooncology.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements of AVEO within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially due to a number of important factors, including risks discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” in AVEO’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent AVEO’s views as of the date of this press release. AVEO anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. While AVEO may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing AVEO’s views as of any date other than the date of this press release.

AVEO Contact:

David Pitts, Argot Partners

(212) 600-1902

aveo@argotpartners.com