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SPRB Spruce Biosciences

Filed: 24 May 21, 4:37pm

 

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): May 20, 2021

 

Spruce Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

001-39594

81-2154263

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Suite 640

Daly City, California

 

94014

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (415) 655-4168

Not Applicable

(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:

 

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)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

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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, par value $0.0001 per share

 

SPRB

 

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 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On May 20, 2021, Spruce Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As of March 22, 2021, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 23,301,872 shares of common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. A summary of the matters voted upon by stockholders at the Annual Meeting is set forth below.

 

Proposal 1. Election of Directors

 

The Company’s stockholders elected the two persons listed below as Class I Directors, each to serve until the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. The final voting results are as follows:

 

 

Votes For

 

 

Votes Withheld

 

 

Broker
Non-Votes

 

 

Tiba Aynechi, Ph.D.

 

17,215,602

 

 

 

1,204,141

 

 

265,591

 

 

 

Niall O’Donnell, Ph.D.

 

17,264,840

 

 

 

1,154,903

 

 

265,591

 

 

 

 

Proposal 2. Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The final voting results are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

18,685,119

 

59

 

156

 

-

 

 

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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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Spruce Biosciences, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Date: May 24, 2021

 

By:

/s/ Richard King

 

 

 

Richard King

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

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