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EXEL Exelixis

Filed: 3 Mar 21, 4:34pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM8-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): February 25, 2021

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EXELIXIS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware000-3023504-3257395
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1851 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, California 94502
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(650) 837-7000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock $.001 Par Value per ShareEXELThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

The information set forth in Item 5.03 below is incorporated by reference here.

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On and effective as of February 25, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Exelixis, Inc. (“Exelixis”) approved and adopted Amended and Restated Bylaws of Exelixis (the “Revised Bylaws”) for the purposes of: (a) amending and restating Article XV thereof to provide that, unless Exelixis consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States shall be the exclusive forum for resolving any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), to the fullest extent permitted by law (the “Federal Forum Provision”); and (b) and making certain technical revisions to the existing forum selection bylaw included in Article XV thereof. The Board believes that the Federal Forum Provision will reduce the risk that Exelixis could be involved in duplicative litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as the risk that the outcome of cases in multiple forums could be inconsistent, even though each forum purports to follow federal law. In addition, the Federal Forum Provision is structured to give the Board the flexibility to consent to an alternative forum when deemed appropriate.

The foregoing summary and description of the Federal Forum Provision does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of Article XV, as set forth in the Revised Bylaws, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 with this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits
Exhibit NumberExhibit Description
3.1
101.INSXBRL Instance DocumentThe XBRL instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCHInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CALInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEFInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LABInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PREInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104Cover Page Interactive Data FileFormatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101.



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.
EXELIXIS, INC.
March 3, 2021
/s/ JEFFREY J. HESSEKIEL
DateJeffrey J. Hessekiel
Executive Vice President and General Counsel