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 8, 2023
GOSSAMER BIO, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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3013 Science Park Road
San Diego, California, 92121
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (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:
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|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share|| ||GOSS|| ||Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On June 8, 2023, Gossamer Bio, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, as described below under Item 5.07, the stockholders of the Company approved an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, to eliminate the personal liability of the Company’s officers for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as an officer, except to the extent such an exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted by Delaware General Corporation Law (the “Amendment”). The Amendment became effective upon the Company’s filing of a Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Delaware on June 8, 2023 (“Certificate of Amendment”). The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Certificate of Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the number of votes cast for, withheld or against, the number of abstentions and the number of broker non-votes with respect to each matter, as applicable.
1.The election of two directors to serve as Class II directors for a three-year term to expire at the 2026 annual meeting of stockholders. The following two Class II directors were re-elected by the votes indicated:
2.The ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. The selection was ratified by the votes indicated:
3.The approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers. The compensation of the named executive officers was approved, on an advisory basis, by the votes indicated:
4. The approval of an amendment to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to limit the liability of certain officers of the Company by the votes indicated:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
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|Date: June 9, 2023|| ||By:||/s/ Christian Waage|
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CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT OF AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF GOSSAMER BIO, INC. Gossamer Bio, Inc. (the “Corporation”), a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), does hereby certify: 1. The Corporation, which was originally known as FSG Bio, Inc., originally filed its Certificate of Incorporation on October 26, 2015. 2. That the Board of Directors of said Corporation duly adopted resolutions setting forth a proposed amendment of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation (the “Certificate”), declaring said amendment to be advisable and directing its officers to submit said amendment to the stockholders of the Corporation for consideration thereof. The resolution setting forth the proposed amendment is as follows: THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Article SEVENTH of the Certificate is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows: SEVENTH: Except to the extent that the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware prohibits the elimination or limitation of liability of directors or officers for breaches of fiduciary duty, no director or officer of the Corporation shall be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty as a director or officer, notwithstanding any provision of law imposing such liability. No amendment to or repeal of this provision shall apply to or have any effect on the liability or alleged liability of any director or officer of the Corporation for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such director or officer occurring prior to such amendment or repeal. If the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware is amended to permit further elimination or limitation of the personal liability of directors or officers, then the liability of a director or officer, respectively, of the Corporation shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as so amended. 3. That thereafter, pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors, the stockholders gave their approval of said amendment at a meeting of stockholders in accordance with the provisions of Section 211 of the DGCL. 4. This Certificate of Amendment was duly adopted in accordance with Section 242 of the DGCL. The Board of Directors of the Corporation duly adopted resolutions setting forth and declaring advisable this Certificate of Amendment and directed that such amendment be considered by the stockholders of the Corporation. An annual meeting of stockholders was duly called upon notice in accordance with Section 222 of the DGCL and held on June 8, 2023, at which meeting the necessary number of shares were voted in favor of such amendment. The stockholders of the Corporation duly adopted this Certificate of Amendment. 5. This Certificate of Amendment shall become effective upon filing with the Secretary of Statement of the State of Delaware.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation has been executed as of this 8th day of June, 2023. Gossamer Bio, Inc. A Delaware corporation By: /s/ Jeff Boerneke Name: Jeff Boerneke Title: General Counsel & Secretary