SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 21, 2020
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
399 Binney Street, Suite 300
|(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)||(Zip code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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 symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which |
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||RUBY||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 5.07 – Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 21, 2020, Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting virtually (the “Annual Meeting”) of stockholders. The following proposals were submitted to the stockholders at Annual Meeting:
(i) To elect three Class II directors to the Company’s board of directors, to serve until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor has been duly elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal; and
(ii) To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.
The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 9, 2020.
The number of shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was 80,428,403. The number of shares of common stock present or represented by valid proxy at the Annual Meeting was 70,122,531. All matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting were approved and all director nominees were elected.
The number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon are set forth below:
|(a)||Election of Class II Directors.|
|Director Nominee||Votes For||Votes Withheld|
|Noubar B. Afeyan, Ph.D.||61,377,679||1,402,261|
|Michael Rosenblatt, M.D.||61,517,156||1,262,784|
|Catherine A. Sohn, Pharm.D.||61,895,902||884,038|
There were 7,342,591 broker non-votes regarding the election of directors.
|(b)||Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.|
Stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The results of the voting included 70,112,667 votes for, 8,798 votes against and 1,066 votes abstained. There were no broker non-votes regarding this proposal.
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: May 22, 2020||
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
|By:||/s/ Pablo J. Cagnoni|
|Pablo J. Cagnoni|
|Chief Executive Officer|