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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): June 9, 2020

 

Sage Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

DELAWARE

 

001-36544

 

27-4486580

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

215 First Street

Cambridge, MA

 

02142

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (617) 299-8380

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(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

 

SAGE

 

The Nasdaq Global 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. 

Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on June 9, 2020. As of April 13, 2020, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 51,917,819 outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company’s stockholders voted on the following matters, which are described in detail in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 29, 2020: (i) to elect two directors, Michael F. Cola and Jeffrey M. Jonas, M.D., as Class III directors of the Company to each serve for a three-year term expiring at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2023 and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified, subject to their earlier death, resignation or removal (“Proposal 1”), (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 (“Proposal 2”) and (iii) to hold a nonbinding advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers (“Proposal 3”).

The Company’s stockholders approved the Class III director nominees recommended for election in Proposal 1 at the Annual Meeting. The Company’s stockholders voted for Class III directors as follows:

Class III Director Nominee

 

For

   

Withheld

   

Broker Non-Votes

 

Michael F. Cola

   

26,191,095

     

17,094,011

     

3,226,045

 

Jeffrey M. Jonas, M.D.

   

34,601,726

     

8,683,380

     

3,226,045

 

The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Proposal 2. The votes cast at the Annual Meeting were as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

46,421,270

 

80,296

 

9,585

 

0

The Company’s stockholders approved, on a nonbinding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers in Proposal 3. The votes cast at the Annual Meeting were as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

26,623,925

 

16,643,658

 

17,523

 

3,226,045

No other matters were submitted to or voted on by the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting.

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SIGNATURE

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: June 10, 2020

 

 

SAGE THERAPEUTICS, INC.

             

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Jennifer Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

Jennifer Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

Vice President, Corporate Counsel

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