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Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
The information set forth under Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
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Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On June 8, 2023, the preferred stock purchase rights issued pursuant to the Preferred Stock Rights Agreement (the “Rights Agreement”), dated as of October 12, 2022, between Zymeworks Inc. (the “Company”) and Computershare Trust Company N.A. expired by their terms. This had the effect of terminating the Rights Agreement.
In connection with the termination of the Rights Agreement, the Company filed a Certificate of Elimination with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on June 12, 2023, which, effective upon filing, eliminated the Company’s Series B Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.00001 per share (the “Series B Preferred Stock”). Upon effectiveness of the filing of the Certificate of Elimination, the shares that were previously designated as Series B Preferred Stock resumed the status of authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock of the Company.
The foregoing summary of the Certificate of Elimination does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the Certificate of Elimination filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Certificate of Elimination of Series B Participating Preferred Stock of Zymeworks Inc.|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: June 12, 2023||By:|
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
CERTIFICATE OF ELIMINATION
OF SERIES B PARTICIPATING PREFERRED STOCK OF
(Pursuant to Section 151(g) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware)
Zymeworks Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), certifies as follows:
1. The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the Certificate of Incorporation) of the Company, including as amended pursuant to that certain Certificate of Designation of Rights, Preferences and Privileges of Series B Participating Preferred Stock (the Certificate of Designation), authorizes the issuance of 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.00001 per share, of the Company designated as Series B Participating Preferred Stock (the Series B Preferred Stock).
2. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 151(g) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the DGCL), the Board of Directors of the Company adopted the following resolutions:
WHEREAS: In connection with the Companys entry into the Preferred Stock Rights Agreement, dated as of October 12, 2022, between the Company and Computershare Trust Company N.A, as rights agent, the Board provided for the issuance of a series of preferred stock of the Company designated as Series B Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.00001 per share (the Series B Preferred Stock) through the adoption of a Certificate of Designation of Rights, Preferences and Privileges of Series B Participating Preferred Stock (the Certificate of Designation).
WHEREAS: The Board deems it advisable and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to effect the elimination of the Series B Preferred Stock pursuant to Section 151(g) of the DGCL.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That no shares of the Series B Preferred Stock are outstanding, and none of the authorized shares of the Series B Preferred Stock will be issued subject to the Certificate of Designation.
RESOLVED FURTHER: That the officers of the Company are, and each of them hereby is, authorized and directed, for and on behalf of the Company and in its name, to prepare a certificate of elimination, the form of which is attached as Exhibit A (the Certificate of Elimination), with the effect under the DGCL of eliminating from the Companys Certificate of Incorporation all matters set forth in the Certificate of Designation, and to execute and file the Certificate of Elimination with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, at such time as they deem appropriate, and to take such further actions as they may deem necessary or appropriate to carry out the intent of the foregoing resolutions in accordance with the applicable provisions of the DGCL.
3. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 151(g) of the DGCL, all references to the Series B Preferred Stock in the Certificate of Incorporation are hereby eliminated, and the shares that were designated to such series are hereby returned to the status of authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock of the Company.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Certificate of Elimination to be signed on its behalf by its duly authorized officer on this 12th day of June, 2023.
|/s/ Kenneth Galbraith|
|Name: Kenneth Galbraith|
|Title: Chair and Chief Executive Officer|