UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 15, 2019

 

 

 

APTINYX INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

001-38535

 

47-4626057

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

(Commission
File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

909 Davis Street, Suite 600

Evanston, IL 60201

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(847) 871-0377

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o            Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o            Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) 

 

o            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) 

 

o            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

 

APTX

 

The Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company 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).

 

Emerging growth company  x

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  o

 

 


 

Item 5.07                   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

Aptinyx Inc. (the Company) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 15, 2019. The following is a summary of the matters voted on at that meeting.

 

a)             The stockholders of the Company elected Norbert G. Riedel, Ph.D. and Wilbur H. Gantz III as class I directors, each for a three-year term ending at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2022 and until his successor has been duly elected and qualified or until his earlier resignation or removal. The results of the stockholders vote with respect to the election of the class I directors were as follows:

 

 

Name

 

Votes
For

 

Votes
Withheld

 

Broker
Non-Votes

 

Norbert G. Riedel, Ph.D.

 

21,933,051

 

3,025,031

 

4,167,916

 

Wilbur H. Gantz III

 

21,720,099

 

3,237,983

 

4,167,916

 

 

 

 

b)             The stockholders of the Company ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The results of the stockholders vote with respect to such ratification were as follows:

 

 

Votes
For

 

Votes
Against

 

Abstain

29,103,549

 

22,404

 

45

 


 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

 

Aptinyx Inc.

 

 

Date: May 17, 2019

By:

/s/ Norbert G. Riedel

 

 

Norbert G. Riedel

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer