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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): August 4, 2022

 

 

AGENUS INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   000-29089   06-1562417

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

3 Forbes Road

Lexington, MA 02421

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(781) 674-4400

(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:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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, par value $0.01   AGEN   The Nasdaq Capital Market

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 5.03

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws

On August 5, 2022, Agenus Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Amendment (the “Certificate of Amendment”) to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), from 400,000,000 shares to 800,000,000 shares. As discussed below, on the day prior, the Company’s stockholders approved a proposal to amend the Certificate of Incorporation in accordance with the Certificate of Amendment at a special meeting of stockholders of the Company (the “Special Meeting”). The Certificate of Amendment is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The Special Meeting was held on August 4, 2022. The final voting results of the Special Meeting are as follows:

Proposal 1: Approval of the Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of the Common Stock from 400,000,000 to 800,000,000.

In accordance with the results below, Proposal 1 was approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

173,447,837

 

28,448,854

 

698,341

 

0

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:

 

3.1    Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Agenus Inc.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.

 

Date: August 5, 2022   Agenus Inc.
    By:  

/s/ Christine M. Klaskin

      Christine M. Klaskin
      Vice President, Finance
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