SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 12, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other
jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|200 Technology Square|
|(Address of registrants principal executive office)||(Zip code)|
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||MRNA||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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Item 5.08 Shareholder Nominations Pursuant to Exchange Act
On February 12, 2020, the Board of Directors of Moderna, Inc. (the Company) established that the Companys 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the 2020 Annual Meeting) will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Time, at the Companys offices located at 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139. The record date for the determination of stockholders of the Company entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the 2020 Annual Meeting shall be the close of business on Monday, March 2, 2020. Because the date of the 2020 Annual Meeting differs by more than thirty days from the anniversary date of the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the 2019 Annual Meeting), which was held on June 27, 2019, the deadlines for any stockholder proposals pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) and for any stockholder nomination or proposal outside of Rule 14a-8, as listed in the Companys 2019 Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on May 15, 2019, are no longer applicable. Pursuant to the Companys bylaws (the Bylaws) and Rule 14a-5(f) of the Exchange Act, the Company is hereby providing notice of the revised deadlines for such proposals via this Form 8-K.
To be considered for inclusion in this years proxy materials for the 2020 Annual Meeting, stockholder proposals must be submitted in writing by Monday, February 24, 2020. In addition to complying with this deadline, stockholder proposals intended to be considered for inclusion in the Companys proxy materials for the 2020 Annual Meeting must also comply with the Bylaws and all applicable rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC under the Exchange Act. Additionally, any stockholder who intends to submit a proposal regarding a director nomination or who intends to submit a proposal regarding any other matter of business at the 2020 Annual Meeting to be included in the Companys proxy materials for the 2020 Annual Meeting must also ensure that notice of any such nomination or proposal (including any additional information specified in the Bylaws) is received by the Corporate Secretary at the Companys principal executive offices on or before the close of business on February 24, 2020. The February 24, 2020 deadline will also apply in determining whether notice of a stockholder proposal is timely for purposes of exercising discretionary voting authority with respect to proxies under Rule 14a-4(c)(1) of the Exchange Act.
Any stockholder proposal for inclusion in the Companys proxy materials, notice of proposed business to be brought before the 2020 Annual Meeting or director nomination should be sent to: Corporate Secretary, Moderna, Inc. 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139.
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: February 13, 2020||MODERNA, INC.|
/s/ Lori Henderson
|General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|