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COCP Cocrystal Pharma

Filed: 21 Jun 21, 4:05pm

 

 

 

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): June 16, 2021

 

Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-38418 35-2528215

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

19805 N. Creek Parkway

Bothell, WA

 98011
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (786) 459-1831

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.):

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company [  ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

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 COCP The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC  (The Nasdaq Capital Market)

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

(e)

 

The information required by Item 5.02(e) is incorporated herein by reference to Item 5.07 of this current report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On June 16, 2021, the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2021 Annual Meeting”) of Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) was held. At the 2021 Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on (i) the election of five members of the Company’s Board of Directors for a one-year term expiring at the next annual meeting of stockholders (Proposal 1); (ii) ratification of the appointment of Weinberg & Company as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 (Proposal 2); (iii) approval of an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company to increase the number of shares of common stock the Company is authorized to issue from 100,000,000 shares to 150,000,000 shares; (iv) approval of an amendment to the Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. 2015 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2015 Plan”) to increase the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2015 Plan from 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 shares; (v) approval on a non-binding advisory basis of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; (vi) approval on a non-binding advisory basis the frequency with which the stockholders shall vote to approve executive compensation; and (vii) approval of an adjournment of the 2021 Annual Meeting to a later date or time, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Annual Meeting to approve any of the proposals presented for a vote at the 2021 Annual Meeting, all as described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2021.

 

Set forth below are the voting results on each matter submitted to the stockholders at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

 

Proposal 1. The Company’s stockholders voted to elect the following five individuals as directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders:

 

Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld Broker Non-Votes
Dr. Phillip Frost 18,940,431 15,127,413 14,538,824
Mr. Roger Kornberg 19,900,491 14,167,353 14,538,824
Mr. Steven Rubin 28,022,817 6,045,027 14,538,824
Dr. Anthony Japour 28,248,649 5,819,195 14,538,824
Mr. Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr. 19,751,289 14,316,555 14,538,824

 

Proposal 2. The Company’s stockholders voted to ratify the appointment of Weinberg & Company as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

 

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions
38,767,539 9,330,117 509,012

 

Proposal 3. The Company’s stockholders voted to approve an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company to increase the number of shares of common stock the Company is authorized to issue from 100,000,000 shares to 150,000,000 shares.

 

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions
39,746,113 8,574,793 285,762

 

 
 

 

 

Proposal 4. The Company’s stockholders voted to approve an amendment to the 2015 Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2015 Plan from 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 shares.

 

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
23,413,984 10,315,529 338,331 14,538,824

 

Proposal 5. The Company’s stockholders voted to approve on a non-binding advisory basis of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

 

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
21,405,137 12,110,685 552,022 14,538,824

 

Proposal 6. The Company’s stockholders voted to approve on a non-binding advisory basis the frequency with which the stockholders shall vote to approve executive compensation.

 

Votes For One Year Votes For Two Years Votes For Three Years Abstentions
13,425,553 1,051,428 10,703,179 8,887,684

 

As there were sufficient votes to approve proposals 1 through 6, proposal 7 was moot.

 

 
 

 

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.

 

 Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
   
Date: June 21, 2021By:/s/ James Martin
 Name:James Martin
 Title:Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer