CYTK Cytokinetics

Filed: 18 Aug 21, 4:00pm

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): August 13, 2021


Cytokinetics, Incorporated

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
280 East Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, California 94080
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(650) 624-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001CYTKThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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


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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers



On August 13, 2021, the Board of Directors of Cytokinetics, Incorporated (the “Registrant”) amended and restated the Cytokinetics, Incorporated Amended and Restated 2004 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan provides for the grant of the following types of incentive awards: (i) stock options, including incentive stock options and nonstatutory stock options, (ii) stock appreciation rights, (iii) restricted stock, (iv) restricted stock units, (v) performance shares, and (vi) performance units. Each of these is referred to as an “Award.” Awards made to new employees as a material inducement to their respective employment pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) are referred to as “Inducement Awards.” The sole change made to the Plan by this amendment and restatement was to increase the number of shares which may be issued pursuant to Inducement Awards from 750,000 shares of common stock to 1,850,000 shares of common stock. No other changes were made to the Plan.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: August 18, 2021 By: /s/ Ching Jaw 
   Ching Jaw
   Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer