KNSA Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals

Filed: 6 Jul 21, 5:08pm















Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 29, 2021




Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Bermuda 001-730430 98-1327726
(State or other jurisdiction of
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

Clarendon House

2 Church Street

Hamilton HM11, Bermuda
(808) 451-3453

(Address, zip code and telephone number, including area code of principal executive offices)


Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals Corp.

100 Hayden Avenue

Lexington, MA, 02421

(781) 431-9100

(Address, zip code and telephone number, including area code of agent for service)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




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


Title of each class Trading
 Name of each exchange on which
Class A Common Shares $0.000273235 par value KNSA 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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


On June 29, 2021, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) at which a quorum for the transaction of business was present. Holders of the Company’s Class A common shares (“Class A Common Shares”) and Class B common shares (“Class B Common Shares”) as of the close of business on April 15, 2021 (the “Record Date”) were entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting. Each Class A Common Share is entitled to one vote per share and each Class B Common Share is entitled to ten votes per share.


The following are the voting results for the proposals considered and voted upon at the Annual Meeting, all of which were described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2021.


Proposal 1 – The election of Felix J. Baker, Tracey L. McCain and Kimberly J. Popovits as Class III Directors to serve until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.



Votes FOR

 Votes WITHHELD Broker Non-Votes
Felix J. Baker 32,782,124 8,450,135 3,111,864
Tracey L. McCain 35,881,809 5,350,450 3,111,864
Kimberly J. Popovits 35,840,708 5,391,551 3,111,864


Proposal 2 – The (a) appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s auditor until the close of the Company’s next Annual Meeting of Shareholders, (b) delegation to the Company’s Board of Directors, through the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, of the authority to set the auditor’s remuneration for such period, and (c) ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.


Votes FOR Votes AGAINST Votes ABSTAINED Broker Non-Votes
44,257,066 65,984 21,073 0


Proposal 3 – The approval, on a non-binding, advisory basis, of the compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting pursuant to the applicable compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the compensation tables and narrative discussion.


Votes FOR Votes AGAINST Votes ABSTAINED Broker Non-Votes
40,582,357 625,207 24,695 3,111,864


Proposal 4 – The vote, on a non-binding, advisory basis, on the frequency with which shareholders will be asked to cast a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.


One Year Two Years Three Years Votes Abstained
40,859,648 66,251 266,131 40,229





Based on the foregoing votes, (a) Felix J. Baker, Tracey L. McCain and Kimberly J. Popovits were elected as Class III directors, (b) Proposal 2 was approved, (c) Proposal 3 was approved, and (d) the Company’s shareholders recommended that future shareholder advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers be held every year. In accordance with the results of the non-binding, advisory vote of the Company’s shareholders and the recommendation of its board of directors, the Company has determined that future advisory votes on named executive compensation will be held every year until the next required advisory vote on the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensation.







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: July 6, 2021By:/s/ Madelyn Zeylikman
  Madelyn Zeylikman
  Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary