ALNA Allena Pharmaceuticals
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): November 18, 2020 (November 17, 2020)
Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One Newton Executive Park, Suite 202
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (617) 467-4577
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||ALNA||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The following proposals were submitted to the stockholders at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) held on November 17, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”):
(i) The election of three Class III directors, as nominated by the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), each to serve a three-year term expiring at the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal; and
(ii) The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.
The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 5, 2020.
The number of shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was 38,118,925. The number of shares of common stock present or represented by valid proxy at the Annual Meeting was 26,084,675. All matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting were approved and all director nominees were elected.
The number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon are set forth below:
Election of Class III Directors.
Ann C. Miller, M.D.
Robert Alexander, Ph.D.
There were 14,372,766 broker non-votes regarding the election of directors.
Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.
Stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The results of the voting included 25,773,789 votes for, 43,922 votes against and 266,964 votes abstained. There were no broker non-votes regarding this proposal.
Following the Annual Meeting, the Board consisted of the following eight directors:
Class I – Andrew A.F. Hack, M.D., Ph.D., Alexey Margolin, Ph.D. and James N. Topper, M.D., Ph.D.
Class II – Louis Brenner, M.D. and Allene Diaz
Class III – Ann C. Miller, M.D., Robert Alexander, Ph.D. and Gino Santini
In addition, following the Annual Meeting, the Audit Committee of the Board consisted of Andrew A.F. Hack, M.D., Ph.D. (Chairperson), Ann C. Miller, M.D. and Gino Santini. The Compensation Committee of the Board consisted of Allene Diaz (Chairperson), Ann C. Miller, M.D. and Gino Santini. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board consisted of James N. Topper, M.D., Ph.D. (Chairperson) and Allene Diaz.
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: November 18, 2020|
Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
/s/ Edward Wholihan
|Chief Financial Officer|