LXRX Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Filed: 3 May 21, 4:08pm
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): April 29, 2021
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
8800 Technology Forest Place
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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, par value $0.001||LXRX||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On April 29, 2021, our stockholders approved an amendment to our 2017 Non-Employee Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan increasing the total number of shares of our common stock that may be issued pursuant to stock awards granted under the plan from 600,000 to 1,200,000.
The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by our 2017 Non-Employee Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, a copy of which is attached to this report as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
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 report is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On April 30, 2021, we filed a Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Delaware, which became effective on the filing date. The Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation grants holders of 20% or more of our issued and outstanding common stock (a) customary preemptive rights and (b) consent rights prior to us taking any of the following actions: (i) creating or issuing any new class or series of shares of capital stock (or securities convertible into or exercisable for shares of capital stock) having rights, preferences or privileges senior to or on parity with the common stock, (ii) subject to certain customary exceptions, repurchasing, retiring, redeeming or otherwise acquiring any of our equity securities (or securities convertible into or exchangeable for our equity securities) and (iii) adopting, or proposing to adopt, or maintaining any shareholders’ rights plan, “poison pill” or other similar plan or agreement, unless such stockholder is exempt from the provisions of such shareholders’ rights plan, “poison pill” or other similar plan or agreement.
The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by our Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, a copy of which is attached to this report as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Our annual meeting of stockholders was held on April 29, 2021 to consider and vote on the following proposals. The voting results with respect to each matter are set forth below:
|(1)||Election of Class III Directors|
|Name of Director||For||Withheld|
|Philippe J. Amouyal||104,066,289||9,551,121||11,677,330|
|Frank P. Palantoni||108,872,113||4,745,297||11,677,330|
|(2)||Ratification and approval of the Company's Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation||92,542,672||20,518,676||556,062||11,677,330|
|(3)||Ratification and approval of the amendment to the Company's 2017 Non-Employee Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan||111,261,130||2,288,483||67,797||11,677,330|
|(4)||Advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company's named executive officers||94,641,717||18,373,001||602,692||11,677,330|
|(5)||Ratification and approval of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Company's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021||125,012,456||116,013||166,271||—|
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Date: May 3, 2021||By:||/s/ Brian T. Crum|
|Brian T. Crum|
Vice President and General Counsel