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 20, 2019
DICERNA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
87 Cambridgepark Drive
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.0001 Par Value
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
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Item 5.07 – Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting (the “Annual Meeting”) of stockholders on June 20, 2019. The following proposals were submitted to the stockholders at the Annual Meeting:
(i) To elect 10 directors to the Company’s board of directors, to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor has been duly elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation, or removal; and
(ii) To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2019.
The number of shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was 68,323,979. The number of shares of common stock present or represented by valid proxy at the Annual Meeting was 59,995,795. All matters submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting were approved and all director nominees were elected.
The number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon are set forth below:
Election of Directors.
Douglas M. Fambrough, III, Ph.D.
J. Kevin Buchi
Martin Freed, M.D.
Stephen J. Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D.
Adam M. Koppel, M.D., Ph.D.
Dennis H. Langer, M.D., J.D.
There were 4,654,720 broker non-votes regarding the election of directors.
Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
Stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The results of the voting included 58,553,016 votes for, 95,063 votes against, and 1,347,716 votes abstained. There were no broker non-votes regarding this proposal.
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: June 24, 2019
DICERNA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
/s/ John B. Green
John B. Green
Chief Financial Officer