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Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On June 7, 2021, Joseph J. Ferra, Jr., notified Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) of his decision to resign from his position as Chief Financial Officer (and principal financial and accounting officer), effective June 15, 2021. Mr. Ferra’s resignation is not a result of any disagreement with the Company’s independent auditors or any member of management on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or internal controls. Mr. Ferra will remain at the Company as a consultant through July 23, 2021 in order to support the transition of his responsibilities. The Company is currently engaged in a search process for a new Chief Financial Officer.
On June 8, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company appointed Nancy Simonian, M.D., the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, as the Company’s interim principal financial officer and principal accounting officer effective June 16, 2021. Biographical information for Dr. Simonian is available in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2021 in connection with the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders, such information being incorporated herein by reference.
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company held its annual meeting of stockholders on June 8, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted in the following manner with respect to the following proposals:
The election of three Class II directors, each to serve for a three-year term expiring at the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders and until his successor has been duly elected and qualified.
Srinivas Akkaraju, M.D., Ph.D.
Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.
Richard A. Young, Ph.D.
The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
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.
|SYROS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: June 10, 2021||By:|
Nancy Simonian, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer