SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 20, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
2505 Meridian Parkway, Suite 100
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (919) 806-1074
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
The Nasdaq Global Market
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On June 20, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Chimerix, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed David Jakeman, CPA, age 42, as the Company’s Executive Director of Finance and Accounting serving as the Company’s principal accounting officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Jakeman has worked in various finance-related roles at the Company since 2009, most recently serving as the Company’s Director of Finance since January 2011. Prior to joining the Company, from 2000 to 2009, Mr. Jakeman worked at Ernst & Young LLP in their assurance practice. Mr. Jakeman earned a BS in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In connection with Mr. Jakeman’s appointment as the Company’s Executive Director of Finance and Accounting the Board, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board, approved an increase in Mr. Jakeman’s annual base salary to $215,000 and granted Mr. Jakeman a stock option to purchase up to 10,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, which will vest in equal monthly installments over four years and have an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On June 20, 2019, the Company held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As of April 25, 2019, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 51,071,967 shares of common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 43,692,666 shares of common stock were present in person or represented by proxy for the three proposals summarized below.
Proposal 1: Election of directors
The Company’s stockholders elected the three persons listed below as Class III directors, each to serve until the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The final voting results are as follows:
Fred A. Middleton
Catherine L. Gilliss, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
Proposal 2: Ratification of the selection of independent registered public accounting firm
The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection by the Audit Committee of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The final voting results are as follows:
Proposal 3: Approval, on a non-binding, advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers
The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. The final voting results are as follows:
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.
Dated: June 21, 2019
/s/ Michael Alrutz
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary