SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 12, 2020
Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other
|505 Eagleview Blvd., Suite 212|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (484) 348-1600
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||
Name of each exchange on which
Common Stock, par value $0.001
|IDRA||Nasdaq Capital Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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).
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
At the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) on May 12, 2020, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) to 140,000,000 (the “Charter Amendment”). After the Annual Meeting, the Company filed the Charter Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Amendment Filing”). The Charter Amendment is filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated by reference.
As a result of the stockholder approval of the Charter Amendment, the Company is no longer required to return the $6.2 million paid by the institutional investors for the option to purchase shares of the Company’s Series B2 Convertible Preferred Stock, Series B3 Convertible Preferred Stock, and Series B4 Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase Common Stock as set forth in the Securities Purchase Agreement dated December 23, 2019 filed with and reported on the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 23, 2019.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Exhibit No.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|3.1||Certificate of Amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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.
|IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Bryant D. Lim|
|Bryant D. Lim|
|Senior V.P., General Counsel|
Dated: May 18, 2020
RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Corporation"), organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, does hereby certify as follows:
By action of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the "Board") at a meeting held on February 25, 2020, the Board duly adopted a resolution, pursuant to Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, setting forth a proposed amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, as amended to date (the "Certificate of Incorporation") and declaring said amendment to be advisable. The stockholders of the Corporation duly approved said proposed amendment in accordance with Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware at a meeting of stockholders held on May 12, 2020. The resolution setting forth the amendment is as follows:
RESOLVED: That the first paragraph of Article FOURTH of the Certificate of Incorporation be and hereby is amended and restated in its entirety so that the same shall read as follows:
“FOURTH. The total number of shares of all classes of stock which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is One Hundred Forty-Five Million (145,000,000) shares, consisting of (i) One Hundred Forty Million (140,000,000) shares of Common Stock, $.001 par value per share ("Common Stock"), and (ii) Five Million (5,000,000) shares of Preferred Stock, $.01 par value per share ("Preferred Stock"), which may be issued from time to time in one or more series as set forth in Part B of this Article FOURTH."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate of Amendment to be signed by its duly authorized officer this 12th day of May, 2020.
|IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||Vincent J. Milano|
|Chief Executive Officer|