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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2023



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25 First Street,

Cambridge, Massachusetts



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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.


On January 25, 2023, based on the recommendation of the nominating and ESG committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of HubSpot, Inc. (the “Company”), in connection with the new Securities and Exchange Commission rules and changes to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), regarding universal proxy cards, certain recent changes to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), and a periodic review of corporate governance matters, the Board approved amendments to the Company’s Third Amended and Restated Bylaws, as amended (the “Fourth A&R Bylaws”), effective immediately.


The Fourth A&R Bylaws, among other things:


Clarify that the Board may determine that a meeting of stockholders may be conducted solely by means of remote communication. (Article I, Section 1)
Address matters relating to Rule 14a-19 under the Exchange Act (the “Universal Proxy Rules”), including requiring: (a) the stockholder’s nomination notice to include a representation that it intends to solicit proxies from stockholders representing at least 67% of the voting power of shares entitled to vote on the election of directors; (b) the stockholder to comply with the Universal Proxy Rules and provide reasonable evidence thereof prior to the stockholder meeting; and (c) the stockholder to use a proxy card color other than white, which is reserved for the exclusive use of the Board. (Article I, Sections 2 and 6)
Enhance the informational and procedural requirements in connection with stockholder proposals and stockholder director nominations, including: (a) requiring additional information about the stockholder making the director nomination or proposal; (b) requiring additional information about the stockholder proposed business and/or director nominee; and (c) providing that the number of nominees a stockholder may nominate for election at the annual meeting of the stockholders may not exceed the number of directors to be elected at such annual meeting. (Article I, Section 2)
Modify the provisions relating to adjournment procedures and availability of lists of stockholders entitled to vote at stockholder meetings, in each case, to reflect recent amendments to the DGCL. (Article I, Sections 4 and 8)
Provide that any proxies received for disqualified or withdrawn Board nominees will be treated as abstentions. (Article I, Section 6)
Clarify the powers of the chair of a stockholder meeting including to prescribe rules and regulations for the conduct of the meeting. (Article I, Section 9)
Make various other updates, including ministerial and conforming changes and changes to clarify the Company’s ability to conduct business by means of remote communication.

The foregoing description of the Fourth A&R Bylaws is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Fourth A&R Bylaws filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.





Fourth Amended and Restated Bylaws of HubSpot, Inc.



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 thereunto duly authorized.




HubSpot, Inc.





January 27, 2023



/s/ Alyssa Harvey Dawson




Name: Alyssa Harvey Dawson




Title: Chief Legal Officer




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