BLUE Bluebird bio
Filed: 20 Apr 21, 4:10pm
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 20, 2021
bluebird bio, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
60 Binney Street,
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (339) 499-9300
(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 class||Trading|
|Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||BLUE||The 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).
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 1, 2021, bluebird bio, Inc. (the “Company”) and certain of its current and former directors entered into a settlement agreement with a stockholder of the Company to resolve a lawsuit brought derivatively on behalf of the Company in the Delaware Court of Chancery (the “Court”) challenging the compensation paid to the Company’s non-employee directors between 2015 and 2018 (the “Derivative Action”). Pursuant to the terms of the settlement agreement, the Company has implemented or agreed to implement and maintain certain changes to its director compensation policies and practices. The settlement also provides for a release of claims related to the allegations in the Derivative Action with no admission of any wrongdoing. As part of the settlement, the Company will be responsible for the payment of attorney’s fees. The Court must approve the settlement of the Derivative Action. Assuming that the settlement terms are approved, as a result of the settlement, all of the claims asserted in the Derivative Action will be dismissed. As required by the Court, a copy of the Notice of Pendency of Settlement of Action is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
|Date: April 20, 2021||bluebird bio, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Jason F. Cole|
|Jason F. Cole|
|Chief Operating and Legal Officer|