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): June 19, 2018
Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
10 North High Street, Suite 200
West Chester, PA
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (484) 453-3300
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|Item 5.03.||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year|
Amendment and Restatement of Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws
On June 19, 2018, Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the Company) filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the Amended Certificate) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware in connection with the closing of the Companys initial public offering of shares of its common stock (the IPO). The Companys board of directors (the Board) and stockholders previously approved the Amended Certificate to be filed in connection with, and to be effective upon, the closing of the IPO, and the form of the Amended Certificate was filed as an exhibit to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the Registration Statement) filed in connection with the IPO. On June 19, 2018, the Companys Amended and Restated Bylaws (the Amended Bylaws) became effective in connection with the closing of the IPO. The Board and stockholders previously approved the Amended Bylaws to become effective upon the closing of the IPO, and the form of the Amended Bylaws was filed as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.
The Amended Certificate amends and restates in its entirety the Companys Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and the Amended Bylaws amend and restate, in their entirety, the Companys Bylaws. Collectively, the Amended Certificate and the Amended Bylaws, among other things: (i) authorize 200,000,000 shares of common stock; (ii) eliminate all references to the previously existing series of preferred stock; (iii) authorize 10,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred stock that may be issued from time to time by the Board in one or more series; (iv) provide that the Board be divided into three classes with staggered three-year terms, with one class of directors to be elected at each annual meeting of the Companys stockholders; (v) provide that directors may only be removed with cause and only upon the affirmative vote of holders of at least two-thirds of the voting power of all then-outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors; (vi) provide that, subject to limited exceptions, vacancies on the Board shall only be filled by the remaining members of the Board; (vii) eliminate the ability of the Companys stockholders to take action by written consent in lieu of a meeting; and (viii) provide that only the Board, the chairman of the Board or the chief executive officer may call a special meeting of stockholders.
The foregoing description of the Amended Certificate and the Amended Bylaws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amended Certificate, which was previously filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Registration Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on May 22, 2018, and the Amended Bylaws, which were previously filed as Exhibit 3.4 to the Registration Statement, filed with the Commission on May 22, 2018, each of which is incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|3.1(1)||Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|3.2(2)||Amended and Restated Bylaws of Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|(1)||Previously filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-225104), filed with the Commission on May 22, 2018, and incorporated by reference herein.|
|(2)||Previously filed as Exhibit 3.4 to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-225104), filed with the Commission on May 22, 2018, and incorporated by reference herein.|
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.
|Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|Date: June 19, 2018||/s/ Chris Degnan|
|Chief Financial Officer|