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 20, 2020
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1851 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, California 94502
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The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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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.
On May 20, 2020, at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) of Exelixis, Inc. (Exelixis), Exelixis’ stockholders approved the amendment and restatement of the Exelixis, Inc. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (as so amended and restated, the 2017 Plan). The 2017 Plan became effective immediately upon stockholder approval at the Annual Meeting.
The amendment and restatement was effected primarily: (a) to increase the share reserve under the 2017 Plan by 21,000,000 shares, subject to adjustment for certain changes in the capitalization of Exelixis; and (b) to specify that (i) the provision providing for accelerated vesting of outstanding awards in the event of certain corporate transactions involving Exelixis in which the surviving or acquiring corporation (or its parent company) does not assume, continue or substitute for such awards will also apply to a change in control of Exelixis and (ii) for purposes of any such acceleration provided by such provision, as well as the provisions providing for accelerated vesting of outstanding awards in the event of certain change in control acquisitions involving Exelixis that are not approved by the Board of Directors of Exelixis (the Board) or the Compensation Committee of the Board, and certain involuntary terminations of service that occur within one month before, as of, or within 13 months after a change in control of Exelixis, with respect to any such awards that are subject to performance-based vesting conditions or requirements, vesting will be deemed to be satisfied at the target level of performance.
The terms of the 2017 Plan provide for the grant of incentive stock options, nonstatutory stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, restricted stock unit awards, other stock awards, and performance awards that may be settled in cash, stock, or other property. Subject to adjustment for certain changes in the capitalization of Exelixis, the aggregate number of shares of Exelixis’ common stock that may be issued under the 2017 Plan will not exceed 45,453,064 shares (plus the Prior Plans’ Returning Shares, as such shares become available from time to time). The “Prior Plans’ Returning Shares” are shares subject to outstanding stock awards granted under specified Exelixis prior plans, in each case that, from and after May 24, 2017, (i) expire or terminate for any reason prior to exercise or settlement, (ii) are forfeited, cancelled or otherwise returned to Exelixis because of the failure to meet a contingency or condition required for the vesting of such shares, or (iii) other than with respect to outstanding appreciation awards (as defined below) granted under such prior plans, are reacquired or withheld (or not issued) by Exelixis to satisfy a tax withholding obligation in connection with a stock award.
The number of shares of Exelixis’ common stock available for issuance under the 2017 Plan will be reduced by (i) one share for each share of common stock issued pursuant to a stock option or stock appreciation right with an exercise or strike price of at least 100% of the fair market value of the underlying common stock on the date of grant (an “appreciation award”) granted under the 2017 Plan, and (ii) 1.5 shares for each share of common stock issued pursuant to a full value award (i.e., any stock award that is not an appreciation award) granted under the 2017 Plan.
A more complete summary of the terms of the 2017 Plan is set forth in Exelixis’ definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 9, 2020 (the Proxy Statement). That summary and the foregoing description are qualified in their entirety by reference to the text of the 2017 Plan, which is filed as Appendix A to the Proxy Statement.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Exelixis held the Annual Meeting on May 20, 2020 via live webcast. At the Annual Meeting, the Exelixis stockholders were asked to vote upon:
The election of each of eleven directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders in 2021. The nominees for election to these positions were Charles Cohen, Ph.D., Carl B. Feldbaum, Esq., Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D., Vincent T. Marchesi, M.D., Ph.D., Michael M. Morrissey, Ph.D., Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D., George Poste, DVM, Ph.D., FRS, Julie Anne Smith, Lance Willsey, M.D. and Jack L. Wyszomierksi;
The ratification of the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as Exelixis' independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 1, 2021;
The approval of the 2017 Plan to, among other things, increase the number of shares authorized for issuance by 21,000,000 shares; and
The approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of Exelixis’ named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement.
The voting results of the matters presented at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
The election of each of Charles Cohen, Ph.D., Carl B. Feldbaum, Esq., Maria C. Freire, Ph.D., Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D., Vincent T. Marchesi, M.D., Ph.D., Michael M. Morrissey, Ph.D., Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D., George Poste, DVM, Ph.D., FRS, Julie Anne Smith, Lance Willsey, M.D. and Jack L. Wyszomierksi as directors of Exelixis until the next annual meeting of stockholders in 2021, and until his or her successor is elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal, was approved as follows:
Charles Cohen, Ph.D.
Carl B. Feldbaum, Esq.
Maria C. Freire, Ph.D.
Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D.
Vincent T. Marchesi, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael M. Morrissey, Ph.D.
Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D.
George Poste, DVM, Ph.D., FRS
Julie Anne Smith
Lance Willsey, M.D.
Jack L. Wyszomierksi
The ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as Exelixis' independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 1, 2021, was approved as follows:
The approval of the 2017 Plan to, among other things, increase the number of shares authorized for issuance by 21,000,000 shares, was approved as follows:
The compensation of Exelixis’ named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, received advisory approval as follows:
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.
May 22, 2020
/s/ JEFFREY J. HESSEKIEL
Jeffrey J. Hessekiel
Executive Vice President and General Counsel