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 21, 2021
ACER THERAPEUTICS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
One Gateway Center, Suite 351
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (844) 902-6100
(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:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Acer Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 21, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). Two proposals were submitted to stockholders as described in the Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting and were approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting. The proposals and the results of the stockholder votes are as follows.
Proposal to elect five directors to serve until the 2022 annual meeting or until their successors are duly elected and qualified:
Stephen J. Aselage
John M. Dunn
Proposal to ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as independent auditors 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, thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: May 24, 2021
ACER THERAPEUTICS INC.
/s/ Harry S. Palmin
Harry S. Palmin
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer