8-K
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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 14, 2020.

 

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-36070

 

26-0038620

(state or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

111 Oyster Point Boulevard

 

South San Francisco, California

 

94080

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 365-5600

(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(s)

 

Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

 

FPRX

 

The 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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (“Five Prime”) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 14, 2020. The final results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of Five Prime’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below. These proposals are described in detail in Five Prime’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”).

Proposal 1: Five Prime’s stockholders elected all the nominees for director to serve a three-year term until Five Prime’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders, or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, by the votes set forth in the table below:

Nominee

 

For

   

Withheld*

   

Broker Non-Votes

 

Kapil Dhingra, M.B.B.S.

   

15,511,436

     

7,950,755

     

5,973,930

 

Garry Nicholson

   

15,356,950

     

8,105,241

     

5,973,930

 

Carol Schafer

   

13,259,813

     

10,202,378

     

5,973,930

 

  * Includes 7,545,389 shares held by entities affiliated with BVF Partners L.P. (“BVF”). BVF abstained from voting its shares on Proposal 1; however, the abstention was recorded as a withheld vote for tabulation purposes. BVF has confirmed that its vote was not intended to be captured as a withheld vote and that BVF is supportive of Five Prime and the nominees.

Proposal 2: Five Prime’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to Five Prime’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, by the votes set forth in the table below:

For

 

Against

 

Abstain*

 

Broker Non-Votes

12,985,749

 

2,870,720

 

7,605,723

 

5,973,929

  * Includes 7,545,389 shares held by entities affiliated with BVF. BVF abstained from voting its shares on Proposal 2. BVF has confirmed that such vote was not as a result of any disagreement with the compensation paid to Five Prime’s named executive officers.

Proposal 3: Five Prime’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Five Prime’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 by the votes set forth in the table below:

For

 

Against

 

Abstain*

21,519,959

 

351,353

 

7,564,809

  * Includes 7,545,389 shares held by entities affiliated with BVF. BVF abstained from voting its shares on Proposal 3. BVF has confirmed that such vote was not as a result of any dissatisfaction or disagreement with the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Five Prime’s independent registered public accounting firm.


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.

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.

     

By:

 

/s/ Francis Sarena

 

Francis Sarena

 

Chief Strategy Officer and Secretary

Dated: May 20, 2020