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): September 5, 2017
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|One Kendall Square, Suite B7201 Cambridge, MA||02139|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 441-1000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
The information regarding the Reverse Split (as defined below) contained in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On September 5, 2017 (the Effective Date), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Companys Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the Certificate of Amendment), which effected as of 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the Effective Date a one-for-ten reverse stock split (the Reverse Split) of the Companys issued and outstanding common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the Common Stock).
As a result of the Reverse Split, every ten shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding was converted into one share of Common Stock, reducing the number of issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock from approximately 132.8 million shares to approximately 13.28 million shares. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Split. Stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to a fractional share of Common Stock are instead entitled to receive a proportional cash payment.
The Certificate of Amendment also proportionately reduced the number of authorized shares of Common Stock from 200 million to 20 million. The Reverse Split did not change the par value of the Common Stock. The Reverse Split did not change the number of authorized shares or par value of the Companys preferred stock, of which there are no shares issued or outstanding. All outstanding stock options and convertible notes entitling their holders to purchase shares of Common Stock or acquire shares of Common Stock upon conversion, as the case may be, will be adjusted as a result of the Reverse Split, as required by the terms of these securities.
As previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 14, 2017, at the Companys 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on August 11, 2017, the stockholders of the Company voted to approve the Certificate of Amendment. The Board of Directors of the Company previously approved and authorized the filing of the Certificate of Amendment following its approval by the stockholders.
Trading of the Companys Common Stock on the NASDAQ Global Market on a Reverse Split-adjusted basis will begin at the opening of trading on September 6, 2017.
This Item 5.03, including the description herein of the Certificate of Amendment, is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Certificate of Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and hereby incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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.
|MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: September 6, 2017||By:||/s/ Jeffrey A. Munsie|
|Jeffrey A. Munsie|
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO
RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Pursuant to Section 242 of the
General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware)
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Corporation ), a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the provisions of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, does hereby certify as follows:
A resolution was duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation pursuant to Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware setting forth a proposed amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation and declaring said amendment to be advisable. The stockholders of the Corporation duly approved said proposed amendment in accordance with Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. The resolution setting forth the amendment is as follows:
|That the first paragraph of Article FOURTH of the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation be and hereby is deleted in its entirety and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:|
FOURTH: That, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the date of filing this Certificate of Amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the Effective Time ), a one-for-ten reverse stock split of the Corporations common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the Common Stock ), shall become effective, pursuant to which each ten shares of Common Stock issued or outstanding (including treasury shares) immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be reclassified and combined into one validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable share of Common Stock automatically and without any action by the Corporation or the holder thereof upon the Effective Time and shall represent one share of Common Stock from and after the Effective Time (such reclassification and combination of shares, the Reverse Stock Split ). The par value of the Common Stock following the Reverse Stock Split shall remain at $0.01 per share. No fractional shares of Common Stock shall be issued as a result of the Reverse Stock Split and, in lieu thereof, upon surrender after the Effective Time of a certificate which formerly represented shares of Common Stock that were issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, any person who would otherwise be entitled to a fractional share of Common Stock as a result of the Reverse Stock Split, following the Effective Time, shall be entitled to receive a cash payment (without interest) equal to the fraction of a share of Common Stock to which such holder would
otherwise be entitled multiplied by the fair value per share of the Common Stock immediately prior to the Effective Time as determined by the Board of Directors of the Corporation.
|Each stock certificate that, immediately prior to the Effective Time, represented shares of Common Stock that were issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall, from and after the Effective Time, automatically and without the necessity of presenting the same for exchange, represent that number of whole shares of Common Stock after the Effective Time into which the shares formerly represented by such certificate have been reclassified (as well as the right to receive cash in lieu of fractional shares of Common Stock as set forth above); provided, however, that each person of record holding a certificate that represented shares of Common Stock that were issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall receive, upon surrender of such certificate, a new certificate evidencing and representing the number of whole shares of Common Stock after the Effective Time into which the shares of Common Stock formerly represented by such certificate shall have been reclassified.|
|The total number of shares of all classes of stock which the Corporation shall have the authority to issue is 30,000,000 shares, consisting of (i) 20,000,000 shares of Common Stock and (ii) 10,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share ( Preferred Stock ).|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Certificate of Amendment has been executed by a duly authorized officer of the Corporation on this 5th day of September, 2017.
|MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Richard Peters|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|