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 8, 2020

 

 

Vaxart, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

         

Delaware

 

001-35285

 

59-1212264

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

   

385 Oyster Point Boulevard, Suite 9A, South San Francisco, California

 

94080

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 550-3500

 

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)) 

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) 

 

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, $0.0001 par value

 

VXRT

 

The Nasdaq Capital 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.

 

On June 8, 2020, as described below, the stockholders of Vaxart, Inc. (“Vaxart” or the “Company”) approved the amendment to the Vaxart, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (as so amended, the “Amended Plan”) to increase the number of shares of common stock reserved for issuance thereunder by 6,400,000 shares to 8,000,000 shares.

 

As previously disclosed, the Amended Plan authorizes the grant of equity-based compensation to the Company’s employees, directors and consultants, and provides for the grant of incentive stock options, nonstatutory stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, restricted stock unit awards, other stock awards, and performance awards that may be settled in cash, stock, or other property.

 

A description of the material terms of the Amended Plan was included in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2020 (the “2020 Proxy Statement”). In addition, the foregoing description of the Amended Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Amended Plan, which will be filed with the Company’s next periodic report.

 

 

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

 

At the 2020 Annual Meeting (as defined below), the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the authorized number of shares of common stock from 100,000,000 shares to 150,000,000 shares and decrease the par value of the Company’s capital stock from $0.10 to $0.0001. On June 8, 2020, the Certificate was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. The Certificate is filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

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

 

The Company held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2020 Annual Meeting”) on June 8, 2020 at 385 Oyster Point Boulevard, Suite 9A, South San Francisco, California 94080. At the 2020 Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on five proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the 2020 Proxy Statement. The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon and the results, including the number of votes cast for and against each matter and, if applicable, the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter. Proxies for the 2020 Annual Meeting were solicited pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and there was no solicitation in opposition of management’s solicitation.

 

 

Proposal 1. Stockholders elected the seven nominees for directors to serve until Vaxart’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his respective successor has been duly elected and qualified. The voting results were as follows:

 

Director Name

 

     Votes For

   

Votes Withheld

   

Broker Non-Votes

 

Wouter Latour, M.D.

   

33,842,198

     

238,288

     

22,551,920

 

Steven Boyd

   

33,546,744

     

533,682

      22,551,920  

Todd C. Davis

   

33,181,392

     

899,034

      22,551,920  

Michael J. Finney

   

30,397,420

     

3,863,006

      22,551,920  

Andrei Floroiu

   

33,724,248

     

356,178

     

22,551,920

 

Keith Maher, M.D.

   

33,655,583

     

424,843

      22,551,920  

Robert A. Yedid

   

32,919,705

     

1,160,721

      22,551,920  

 

 

Proposal 2. Stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to (i) increase the authorized number of shares of common stock from 100,000,000 to 150,000,000 shares and (ii) decrease the par value of the Company’s capital stock from $0.10 per share to $0.0001 per share. The voting results were as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

45,691,728

 

9,739,391

 

1,201,227

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal 3. Stockholders approved the amendment to the Vaxart, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, increasing the number of shares of common stock reserved for issuance thereunder by 6,400,000 to 8,000,000 shares. The voting results were as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

28,617,314

 

5,326,840

 

136,272

  22,551,920

 

 

Proposal 4. Stockholders ratified the selection of OUM & Co. LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020. The voting results were as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

54,955,793

 

829,715

 

846,838

 

 

 

Proposal 5. Stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as set forth in the Proxy Statement. The voting results were as follows:

 

Votes For 

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

32,880,270

 

745,928

 

454,228

  22,551,920

 

 

Item 8.01.     Other Events.

 

On June 8, 2020, the Company and Armistice Capital Master Fund, Ltd. (“Armistice”) entered into amendments (the “Warrant Amendments”) to (i) the  Common Stock Purchase Warrant, issued as of April 11, 2019, to purchase 4,090,909 shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.10 per share (“Common Stock”; such warrant, the “$1.10 Warrant”), and (ii) the Common Stock Purchase Warrant, issued as of September 30, 2019, to purchase 16,666,667 shares of Common Stock (the “$0.30 Warrant”; together with the $1.10 Warrant, the “Original Warrants”), each of which is held by Armistice. 

 

Each of the Warrant Amendments increases the beneficial ownership limitation in those instruments from 4.99%, in the case of the $1.10 Warrant, and 9.99%, in the case of the $0.30 Warrant, to 19.99% in each. The Warrant Amendments also remove the requirement to provide 60 days’ notice to the Company of an increase in the beneficial ownership limitation. All other terms of the Original Warrants will remain in full force and effect.

 

The foregoing description of the Warrant Amendments is qualified in its entirety by reference to the copies thereof to be filed as an exhibit to the next periodic report of the Company.

 

 

Item 9.01.      Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number     Description

   

3.1

Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Vaxart, Inc.

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaxart, Inc.

     

Dated: June 9, 2020

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Wouter W. Latour, M.D.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Wouter W. Latour, M.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 
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