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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 16, 2021



Translate Bio, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38550   61-1807780

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


29 Hartwell Avenue

Lexington, Massachusetts

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 945-7361

Not applicable

(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





Name of exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value   TBIO   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

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As disclosed in the proxy statement of Translate Bio, Inc. (the “Company”) relating to the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on June 16, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”), upon his election as a Class III director of the Company at the Annual Meeting (as described in Item 5.07 below), Owen Hughes, who previously served as a Class II director of the Company, resigned as a Class II director.

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

The Company held its Annual Meeting on June 16, 2021. The following is a summary of the matters voted on at the Annual Meeting:



For Proposal 1, the stockholders of the Company elected Owen Hughes and Ronald C. Renaud, Jr. as Class III directors, each to serve for a three-year term expiring at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2024 and until his respective successor has been duly elected and qualified. The results of Proposal 1 were as follows:



   For      Withheld      Broker

Owen Hughes

     36,706,071        12,950,297        6,691,024  

Ronald C. Renaud, Jr.

     47,046,064        2,610,304        6,691,024  



For Proposal 2, the stockholders of the Company approved a non-binding advisory vote of the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers. The results of Proposal 2 were as follows:








Broker Non-Votes


  2,258,771   190,221   6,691,024



For Proposal 3, the stockholders of the Company recommended, in a non-binding, advisory vote, that future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers be held every year. The results of Proposal 3 were as follows:


One Year


Two Years


Three Years




Broker Non-Votes


  22,957   34,720   679,608   6,691,024



For Proposal 4, the stockholders of the Company ratified the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The results of Proposal 4 were as follows:








  14,490   5,510

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


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.


Date: June 16, 2021     By:  

/s/ Paul Burgess

      Paul Burgess
      Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary