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HZNP Horizon Therapeutics

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 4:01pm

 

 

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): April 29, 2021

 

 

Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Ireland 001-35238 Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission
File No.)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

Connaught House, 1st Floor, 1 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, D04 C5Y6, Ireland
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 011-353-1-772-2100

 

 

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:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange
on which registered

Ordinary shares, nominal value $0.0001 per share HZNP The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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

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. ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.02

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

(e) The Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors previously approved the amendment and restatement of our 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2020 Plan”), subject to shareholder approval, to, among other things, increase the aggregate number of our ordinary shares authorized for issuance under the 2020 Plan by 7,000,000 shares (the “Amended 2020 Plan”). On April 29, 2021, our shareholders approved the Amended 2020 Plan.

A complete copy of the Amended 2020 Plan is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The above summary of the Amended 2020 Plan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit.

 

Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Set forth below are the results of the matters submitted for a vote of shareholders at our 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on April 29, 2021.

Proposal 1 — Election of directors.

The following directors were elected to serve for three-year terms until the 2024 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.

 

Director Elected

  For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes

William F. Daniel

  174,146,085  2,341,203  32,418  13,505,942

H. Thomas Watkins

  154,741,017  21,751,187  27,502  13,505,942

Pascale Witz

  171,766,466  4,718,858  34,382  13,505,942

Proposal 2 — Approval of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 and the authorization of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors to determine the auditors’ remuneration.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

188,460,138

 1,538,789 26,721 0

Proposal 3 — Approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of our named executive officers.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

169,432,409

 6,936,641 150,656 13,505,942

Proposal 4 — Authorization for us and/or any of our subsidiaries to make market purchases or overseas market purchases of our ordinary shares.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

189,388,639

 171,854 465,155 0

Proposal 5 — Approval of our Amended 2020 Plan.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

168,622,233

 7,814,275 83,198 13,505,942


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.  

Description

99.1  Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited Company Amended and Restated 2020 Equity Incentive Plan and Form of Option Agreement, Form of Stock Option Grant Notice, Forms of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement and Forms of Restricted Stock Unit Grant Notice thereunder.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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.

 

Date: April 30, 2021  HORIZON THERAPEUTICS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
  By: 

/s/ Paul W. Hoelscher

   Paul W. Hoelscher
   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer