APVO Aptevo Therapeutics
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 27, 2020
APTEVO THERAPEUTICS INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Juris-
diction of Incorporation)
2401 4th Avenue, Suite 1050
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 838-0500
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Emerging growth company ☒
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On November 27, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) approved amendments to the Company’s Amended and Restated By-laws (as amended and restated, the “By-laws”).
The amendments to the By-laws add provisions relating to electronic transmissions and communications, including, among other things, clarifying that electronic stockholder meetings and electronic consents of directors to Board action are permitted (Article I, Sections 1.1 and 1.7 and Article II, Section 2.15 of the By-laws).
Additionally, the amendments to the By-laws add a new Article V, Section 5.10, pursuant to which, unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and that any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring or holding any interest in shares of capital stock of the Company shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of the new Article V, Section 5.10.
The foregoing description of the various amendments to the By-laws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the By-laws, a copy of which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company periodically provides information for investors on its corporate website https://aptevotherapeutics.com/ under the “News”, “Events”, and “Presentations” sections. The Company intends to use its website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Company’s website, in addition to following the Company’s press releases, filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission and public conference calls and webcasts.
(d) See the Exhibit Index below, which is incorporated by reference herein.
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.
APTEVO THERAPEUTICS INC.
Date: November 30, 2020
/s/ Marvin L. White
Marvin L. White
President and Chief Executive Officer