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SLDB Solid Biosciences

Filed: 17 Jun 21, 7:07am

 

 

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

 

 

Solid Biosciences Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 001-38360 90-0943402

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

141 Portland Street, Fifth Floor

Cambridge, MA 02139

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 337-4680

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock $0.001 par value per share SLDB 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 (§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 5.02.

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

(b) On June 16, 2021, Matthew Arnold notified Solid Biosciences Inc. (the “Company”) of his decision to resign as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), effective as of the close of business on June 16, 2021. Mr. Arnold’s decision to resign from the Board was not due to a disagreement on any matter related to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

(e) The Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 16, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s 2020 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan Amendment”) to reserve an additional 7,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Company (the “common stock”) for issuance under the plan, increasing the total number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance thereunder from 7,879,025 shares to 14,879,025. The Plan Amendment had previously been approved by the Board, subject to stockholder approval.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders also approved the Solid Biosciences Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”), which had previously been approved by the Board, subject to stockholder approval.

A description of the material terms and conditions of the Plan Amendment and the ESPP is set forth in “Proposal No. 3—Approval of an Amendment to the 2020 Equity Incentive Plan” and “Proposal No. 4—Approval of the Adoption of the Solid Biosciences Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan” of the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2021, and is incorporated herein by reference. A complete copy of the Plan Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and a complete copy of the ESPP is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2, each of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 16, 2021, the Company held its Annual Meeting to consider and vote upon the matters listed below. The following is a summary of the matters voted on at that meeting.

 

 1.

The Company’s stockholders elected Martin Freed, Ilan Ganot, Georgia Keresty and Ian Smith as Class III directors to serve until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, each director to hold office until his or her successor has been duly appointed and qualified. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to the election of such Class III directors were as follows:

 

   

Votes For

   

Votes
Against

   

Votes
Abstaining

   

Broker
Non-Votes

 

Martin Freed

   83,935,802    105,204    3,157,757    6,791,113 

Ilan Ganot

   84,009,106    105,225    3,084,432    6,791,113 

Georgia Keresty

   87,071,918    89,851    36,994    6,791,113 

Ian Smith

   83,554,159    138,248    3,506,356    6,791,113 

 

 2.

The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopersLLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to such ratification were as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstaining

 

Broker Non-Votes

93,797,607

 55,053 137,216 0

 

 3.

The Company’s stockholders approved the amendment to the Solid Biosciences Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to such plan amendment were as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstaining

 

Broker Non-Votes

82,949,701

 306,015 3,943,047 6,791,113

 

 4.

The Company’s stockholders approved the Solid Biosciences Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to such plan were as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstaining

 

Broker Non-Votes

83,100,398

 147,027 3,951,338 6,791,113


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits:

 

99.1  Amendment No. 1 to 2020 Stock Incentive Plan
99.2  2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)


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.

 

  SOLID BIOSCIENCES INC.
Date: June 17, 2021  By: 

/s/ Ilan Ganot

  Name: Ilan Ganot
  Title: Chief Executive Officer