SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 7, 2022
AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
30 Winter Street
|(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
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
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 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information contained in Item 5.03 of this Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On June 7, 2022, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment (“Amendment No. 3”) to the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (as amended, the “2019 Equity Incentive Plan”) to increase the number of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”) reserved for issuance thereunder, which had previously been adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) subject to stockholder approval.
The 2019 Equity Incentive Plan provides for the grant of incentive stock options, nonstatutory stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, other stock-based awards and cash awards. All of the Company’s employees, officers and directors, as well as consultants and advisors, are eligible to receive awards under the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan.
At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders also approved an amendment (the "2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan Amendment") to the Company’s Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan” and together with the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, "the Plans") to increase the number of shares of Common Stock, reserved for issuance thereunder from 576,400 to 876,400, which had previously been adopted by the Company’s Board subject to stockholder approval. The Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan permits full and part-time employees of the Company and its subsidiaries to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at a discounted price.
The foregoing brief descriptions of the Plans are qualified in their entirety by the text of the Plans. The description of (i) the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan and (ii) Amended and Restated 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, are included on pages 63 to 77 and 78 to 83, respectively, of the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting, filed with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2022, and are incorporated herein by reference. A complete copy of Amendment No. 3 and the 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On June 7, 2022 ,the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, (the "Certificate of Amendment") with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s Common Stock from 50,000,000 authorized shares to 80,000,000 authorized shares. The additional common stock authorized by the Certificate of Amendment has rights identical to the Company’s currently outstanding common stock.
A copy of the Certificate of Amendment is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Annual Meeting held on June 7, 2022, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following proposals:
1. The following nominees were elected to the Board for terms expiring at the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders.
|Mr. Michael Bailey||14,447,753||1,559,212||7,497,373|
|Mr. Kenneth Bate||12,336,764||3,670,201||7,497,373|
|Dr. Kevin Cullen||14,611,073||1,395,892||7,497,373|
|Dr. Corinne Epperly||14,615,594||1,391,371||7,497,373|
|Dr. Anthony Evnin||13,877,034||2,129,931||7,497,373|
|Mr. Gregory Mayes||14,385,226||1,621,739||7,497,373|
|Ms. Scarlett Spring||14,388,137||1,618,828||7,497,373|
2. The amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 50,000,000 to 80,000,000 was approved.
3. Amendment No. 3 to the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan was approved.
|Broker Non-Votes: 7,497,373|
4. The 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan Amendment was approved.
|Broker Non-Votes: 7,497,373|
5. A non-binding, advisory proposal on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved.
|Broker Non-Votes: 7,497,373|
6. The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 was ratified.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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: June 8, 2022
|By:||/s/ Michael Bailey|
President and Chief Executive Officer