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): June 15, 2021
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
3730 Kirby Drive, Ste. 1200, Houston, TX 77098
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 832-384-1100
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||BLCM||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
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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.
At the June 15, 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), the Company’s stockholders, upon the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors, approved an amendment to the Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2019 Plan”), as set forth in an amended 2019 Plan (the “Amended 2019 Plan”). The material terms of the Amended 2019 Plan are the same as the 2019 Plan, except that the Amended 2019 Plan contains the following material changes to the 2019 Plan: (i) an increase to the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2019 Plan by 500,000 shares; and (ii) a corresponding increase to the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2019 Plan pursuant to the exercise of incentive stock options by 1,000,000 shares.
The Amended 2019 Plan became effective on June 15, 2021 upon stockholder approval at the Annual Meeting. A more detailed summary of the material features of the Amended 2019 Plan is set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A for the Annual Meeting, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”). Such summary and the foregoing description are qualified in their entirety by reference to the text of the Amended 2019 Plan, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting, as well as the final voting results with respect to each matter:
Proposal 1. Election of Directors
The Company’s stockholders elected the two persons listed below as Class I Directors, each to serve until the Company’s 2024 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The final voting results are as follows:
Name of Director Nominee
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
Jon P. Stonehouse
Stephen R. Davis
Proposal 2. Approval of the Plan Amendment
The Company’s stockholders approved the Amended 2019 Plan. The final voting results were as follows:
Proposal 3. Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The final voting results are as follows:
Proposal 4. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
The Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement. The final voting results are as follows:
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
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.
|Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Dated: June 17, 2021||By:|
/s/ Richard A. Fair
|Richard A. Fair|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|