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 4, 2020
Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
640 Lee Road, Suite 200
Wayne, PA 19087
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(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, $0.00001 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC
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).
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 4, 2020, Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The stockholders considered two proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 23, 2020. Of the 41,832,220 shares outstanding as of the record date, 35,542,031 shares, or 84.96%, were present or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting. Set forth below are the results of the matters submitted for a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting.
Proposal No. 1: Election of three nominees to serve as directors until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. The votes were cast as follows:
Broker Non-Votes: 8,734,835.
All nominees were elected.
Proposal No. 2: Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The votes were cast as follows:
Ratification of appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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.
ACLARIS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
/s/ Frank Ruffo
Date: June 4, 2020