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 28, 2021
TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
4350 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, California
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 550-0780
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
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.
(e) On June 28, 2021, the compensation committee of our board of directors approved an amendment to our Amended and Restated 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, or 2015 EIP, to reserve an additional 150,000 shares of our common stock to be used exclusively for grants of awards to individuals who were not previously our employees or directors (or following a bona fide period of non-employment with us), as an inducement material to the individual’s entry into employment with us within the meaning of Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Listing Rules, or Rule 5635(c)(4). The 2015 EIP was amended by our compensation committee pursuant to delegated authority and without stockholder approval in accordance with Rule 5635(c)(4).
A complete copy of the 2015 EIP, as amended, and forms of award agreements thereunder, is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The above summary of the amendment to the 2015 EIP does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Amended and Restated 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, and Forms of Stock Option Grant Notice, Stock Option Agreement, Notice of Exercise and Restricted Stock Unit Agreement thereunder.
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.
Date: June 30, 2021
TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
/s/ Charles P. Theuer, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles P. Theuer, M.D., Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer