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 7, 2018
Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1601 Trapelo Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code): (617) 600-7373
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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) The Board of Directors (the Board) of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. (the Company) previously approved the amendment and restatement of the Companys Amended and Restated 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2013 Plan), subject to stockholder approval, to, among other things, increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2013 Plan by 2,500,000 shares (the Amended 2013 Plan). On June 7, 2018, the Companys stockholders approved the Amended 2013 Plan.
A complete copy of the Amended 2013 Plan is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The above summary of the Amended 2013 Plan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The results of matters submitted to a stockholder vote at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company held on June 7, 2018 (the 2018 Annual Meeting) in Boston, Massachusetts are as follows:
Proposal 1: Election of Directors. Two nominees were elected to serve on the Board until the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are elected and qualified with the votes set forth below:
William F. Doyle
Hans Peter Hasler
Proposal 2: Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Companys fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. The selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 was ratified with the votes set forth below:
Proposal 3: Approval of the Companys Amended 2013 Plan to, among other things, increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the plan by 2,500,000 shares. The amendment and restatement of the Companys 2013 Plan to, among other things, increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the plan by 2,500,000 shares was approved with the votes set forth below:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Equity Incentive Plan.|
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.
|MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES, INC.|
/s/ Geoffrey Race
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer|
Date: June 11, 2018