UNITED STATES 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2019

 

ARQULE, INC.

(Exact Name of Issuer as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware 000-21429 04-3221586
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
     
 

One Wall Street

Burlington, MA

 
  (Address of principal executive offices)  
     
  01803  
  (Zip Code)  
     
  (781) 994-0300  
  (Registrant's telephone number,
including area code)
 

 

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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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. ¨

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value   ARQL   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC 
(NASDAQ Global Market)

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On May 14, 2019, at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of ArQule, Inc. (the “Registrant”), the Registrant’s stockholders approved an amendment and restatement of its 2014 Equity Incentives Plan (the “2014 Plan”) to increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the 2014 Plan by 2,750,000 shares.

 

The foregoing description of the 2014 Plan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2014 Plan, a copy of which was filed as Appendix A to the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2019.

 

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

At the Annual Meeting, the Registrant’s stockholders voted:

 

1.To elect Susan L. Kelley and Michael D. Loberg as directors to hold office for a term of three years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified;

 

2.To approve an amendment to the Registrant’s 2014 Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the plan by 2,750,000 shares;

 

3.To ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2019; and

 

4.To approve, by non-binding vote, the compensation of the Registrant’s named executive officers.

 

The tabulation of votes with respect to these proposals was as follows:

 

Proposal 1: Election of Directors

 

NAME   FOR   WITHHELD   BROKER NON-VOTES
Susan L. Kelley   75,623,972   1,391,146   21,767,110
             
Michael D. Loberg   67,099,419   9,915,699   21,767,110

 

 

Proposal 2: Amendment and Restatement of 2014 Plan

 

FOR   AGAINST   ABSTAIN   BROKER NON-VOTES
75,701,582   495,829   817,707   21,767,110

 

 

Proposal 3: Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

FOR   AGAINST   ABSTAIN   BROKER NON-VOTES
97,660,213   291,174   830,841   0

 

 

Proposal 4: Non-Binding Vote on Executive Compensation

 

FOR   AGAINST   ABSTAIN   BROKER NON-VOTES
75,177,394   974,102   863,622   21,767,110

 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit 10.1Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentives Plan (incorporated by reference from Appendix A to the definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2019) *

 

 

*Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

  

 

    ARQULE, INC.
    (Registrant)
     
     
May 14, 2019   /s/ Peter S. Lawrence
    Peter S. Lawrence
    President and Chief Operating Officer