8-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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 29, 2020

 

EPIZYME, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-35945

 

26-1349956

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

400 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

02139

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 229-5872

(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):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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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, $0.0001 par value

 

EPZM

 

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

Epizyme, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 29, 2020. The following is a summary of the matters voted on at that meeting.

  a) The stockholders of the Company elected Andrew R. Allen, M.D., Ph.D., Kenneth Bate, Robert B. Bazemore, and Victoria Richon, Ph.D. as class I directors, each for a three-year term ending at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2023. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to the election of the class I directors were as follows:

Name

 

Votes For

   

Votes
Withheld

   

Broker
Non-Votes

 

Andrew R. Allen, M.D., Ph.D.

   

35,916,429

     

35,711,087

     

6,033,547

 

Kenneth Bate

   

45,034,721

     

26,592,795

     

6,033,547

 

Robert B. Bazemore

   

71,148,900

     

478,616

     

6,033,547

 

Victoria Richon, Ph.D.

   

71,519,457

     

108,059

     

6,033,547

 

  b) The stockholders of the Company ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to such ratification were as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker
Non-Votes

77,419,952

 

228,084

 

13,027

 

  c) The stockholders of the Company approved the non-binding, advisory proposal on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to the non-binding, advisory proposal were as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker
Non-Votes

70,952,689

 

636,893

 

37,934

 

6,033,547

  d) The stockholders of the Company approved an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s Common Stock from 125,000,000 to 150,000,000. The amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 29, 2020. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to the non-binding, advisory proposal were as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker
Non-Votes

76,827,485

 

796,117

 

37,461

 

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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.

 

 

EPIZYME, INC.

             

Date: June 3, 2020

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Robert B. Bazemore

 

 

 

Robert B. Bazemore

President and Chief Executive Officer