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Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information contained in Item 5.03 of this report is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On October 19, 2022, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of Delaware to effect a 1-for-50 reverse stock split of the shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), either issued and outstanding or held by the Company as treasury stock, effective as of 4:05 p.m. (Delaware time) on October 20, 2022 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). As reported below under Item 5.07 of this report, the Company held a special meeting of stockholders on October 19, 2022 (the “Special Meeting”), at which meeting the Company’s stockholders approved the amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock at a ratio in the range of 1-for-2 to 1-for-75, with such ratio to be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and included in a public announcement. Following the Special Meeting, the Board determined to effect the Reverse Stock Split at a ratio of 1-for-50 and approved the corresponding final form of the Certificate of Amendment.
As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 50 shares of issued and outstanding Common Stock will be automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of Common Stock, without any change in the par value per share. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the Reverse Stock Split. Any fractional shares that would otherwise have resulted from the Reverse Stock Split will be rounded up to the next whole number. The Reverse Stock Split will reduce the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding from 73,208,140 shares to approximately 1,464,163 shares, subject to adjustment for the rounding up of fractional shares. The number of authorized shares of Common Stock under the Certificate of Incorporation will remain unchanged at 120,000,000 shares.
Proportionate adjustments will be made to the per share exercise price and the number of shares of Common Stock that may be purchased upon exercise of outstanding stock options granted by the Company. The number of shares reserved for issuance under the Company’s 2017 Equity Incentive Plan and the Amended and Restated 2017 Employee Stock Purchase Plan will be proportionately reduced in accordance with the terms of such plans.
The Common Stock will begin trading on a reverse stock split-adjusted basis on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on October 21, 2022. The trading symbol for the Common Stock will remain “KALA.” The new CUSIP number for the Common Stock following the Reverse Stock Split is 483119202.
For more information about the Reverse Stock Split, see the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on September 9, 2022 (the “Proxy Statement”), the relevant portions of which are incorporated herein by reference. The information set forth herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Certificate of Amendment, a copy of which is filed with this report as Exhibit 3.1.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Special Meeting was held on October 19, 2022. As of the close of business on August 31, 2022, the record date for the Special Meeting, there were 73,208,140 shares of Common Stock and 73,208.14 shares of shares of our Series D Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 (“Series D Preferred Stock”) outstanding and entitled to vote on the proposals described below. The matters described below were submitted to a vote of the holders of the Company’s Common Stock and Series D Preferred Stock, voting together as a single class, at the Special Meeting. Each proposal is described in detail in the Proxy Statement.
At the Special Meeting, the proposals set forth below were submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders. The final voting results are as follows:
|1.||To approve an amendment to our restated certificate of incorporation to effect, at the discretion of our Board but prior to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the reverse stock split is approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Special Meeting, a reverse stock split of all of the outstanding shares of our Common Stock|
|at a ratio in the range of 1-for-2 to 1-for-75, with such ratio to be determined by the Board in its discretion and included in a public announcement (the “Reverse Stock Split Proposal”).|
To approve a proposal to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or appropriate, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Reverse Stock Split Proposal.
For more information about the foregoing proposals, see the Proxy Statement, the relevant portions of which are incorporated herein by reference. The results reported above are final voting results. No other matters were considered or voted upon at the meeting.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 20, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the Reverse Stock Split. A copy of that press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and incorporated herein by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by reference in such a filing. Furthermore, the furnishing of information under Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is not intended to constitute a determination by the Company that the information contained herein, including the exhibits hereto, is material or that the dissemination of such information is required by Regulation FD.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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: October 20, 2022
KALA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
/s/ Mary Reumuth
Name: Mary Reumuth
Title: Chief Financial Officer
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
KALA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Corporation”), a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, does hereby certify that:
The Restated Certificate of Incorporation of this Corporation was filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware on July 25, 2017 (the “Certificate of Incorporation”).
Resolutions were duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation setting forth this proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation and declaring said amendment to be advisable and calling for the consideration and approval thereof at a meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation.
Resolutions were duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation, in accordance with the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation set forth below, providing that, effective as of 4:05 PM, New York time, on October 20, 2022, each fifty (50) issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, shall be converted into one (1) share of the Corporation’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, as constituted following such date.
The Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended by revising Article FOURTH to include a new paragraph A.5. as follows:
“5. Reverse Split. Upon the effectiveness of the filing of this Certificate of Amendment (the “Effective Time”) each share of the Corporation’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Old Common Stock”), either issued or outstanding or held by the Corporation as treasury stock, immediately prior to the Effective Time, will be automatically reclassified and combined (without any further act) into a smaller number of shares such that each two (2) to seventy-five (75) shares of Old Common Stock issued and outstanding or held by the Company as treasury stock immediately prior to the Effective Time is reclassified into one share of Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Corporation (the “New Common Stock”), the exact ratio within such range to be determined by the board of directors of the Corporation prior to the Effective Time and publicly announced by the Corporation (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The Board of Directors shall make provision for the issuance of that number of fractions of New Common Stock such that any fractional share of a holder otherwise resulting from the Reverse Stock Split shall be rounded up to the next whole number of shares of New Common Stock. Any stock certificate that, immediately prior to the Effective Time, represented shares of the Old Common Stock will, from and after the Effective Time, automatically and without the necessity of presenting the same for exchange, represent the number of shares of the New Common Stock into which such shares of Old Common Stock shall have been reclassified plus the fraction, if any, of a share of New Common Stock issued as aforesaid.”
Pursuant to the resolution of the Board of Directors, a meeting of the stockholders of the Company was duly called and held upon notice in accordance with Section 222 of the General Corporation
Law of the State of Delaware at which meeting the necessary number of shares as required by statute were voted in favor of the foregoing amendment.
The foregoing amendment was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.
This Certificate of Amendment shall be effective on October 20, 2022 at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has caused this Certificate of Amendment to be duly executed by the undersigned duly authorized officer as of this 19th day of October, 2022.
KALA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
/s/ Eric L. Trachtenberg
Eric L. Trachtenberg
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary
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Kala Pharmaceuticals Announces Reverse Stock Split
Common Stock Will Begin Trading on Split-Adjusted Basis on October 21, 2022
ARLINGTON, Mass., October 20, 2022 -- Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KALA) (“Kala” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for rare diseases of the eye, today announced that it intends to effect a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 1 post-split share for every 50 pre-split shares. The reverse stock split will become effective at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Kala’s common stock will continue to be traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol KALA and will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opens on Friday, October 21, 2022. The new CUSIP number for the Company’s common stock following the reverse stock split will be 483119202.
At a special meeting of stockholders held on October 19, 2022, Kala’s stockholders granted the Company’s Board of Directors the discretion to effect a reverse stock split of Kala’s common stock through an amendment to its Restated Certificate of Incorporation at a ratio of not less than 1-for-2 and not more than 1-for-75, such ratio to be determined by the Company’s Board of Directors.
At the effective time of the reverse stock split, every 50 shares of Kala’s issued and outstanding common stock will be converted automatically into one issued and outstanding share of common stock without any change in the par value per share. Stockholders holding shares through a brokerage account will have their shares automatically adjusted to reflect the 1-for-50 reverse stock split. It is not necessary for stockholders holding shares of the Company’s common stock in certificated form to exchange their existing stock certificates for new stock certificates of the Company in connection with the reverse stock split, although stockholders may do so if they wish.
The reverse stock split will affect all stockholders uniformly and will not alter any stockholder’s percentage interest in the Company’s equity, except to the extent that the reverse stock split would result in a stockholder owning a fractional share. Any fractional share of a stockholder resulting from the reverse stock split will be rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares. The reverse stock split will reduce the number of shares of Kala’s common stock outstanding from 73,208,140 shares to approximately 1,464,163 shares, subject to adjustment for the rounding up of fractional shares. Proportional adjustments will be made to the number of shares of Kala’s common stock issuable upon exercise or conversion of Kala’s equity awards, convertible preferred stock and warrants, as well as the applicable exercise price. Stockholders with shares in brokerage accounts should direct any questions concerning the reverse stock split to
their broker; all other stockholders may direct questions to the Company’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, toll-free at (877) 248-6417 or at (718) 921-8317.
About Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kala is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for rare diseases of the eye. Kala’s biologics-based investigational therapies utilize Kala’s proprietary Mesenchymal Stem Cell Secretome (MSC-S) platform. Kala’s lead product candidate, KPI-012, is in clinical development for the treatment of persistent corneal epithelial defect (PCED), a rare disease of impaired corneal healing, which has received orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kala is also targeting the potential development of KPI-012 for the treatment of Partial Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency and ocular manifestations of moderate-to-severe Sjögren's and plans to initiate preclinical studies to evaluate the utility of its MSC-S platform for retinal degenerative diseases, such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and Stargardt Disease. For more information on Kala, please visit www.kalarx.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Any statements in this press release about Kala’s future expectations, plans and prospects, including but not limited to statements about Kala’s Mesenchymal Stem Cell Secretome platform, the development of its lead product candidate, KPI-012, and other statements containing the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “potential,” “likely,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: the effect that the reverse stock split may have on the price of Kala’s common stock; Kala’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of planned or completed transactions, including the uncertainty regarding the receipt of any milestone payments from Alcon Inc.; the impact of extraordinary external events, such as the current pandemic health event resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and their collateral consequences; Kala’s ability to maintain its listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market; the uncertainties inherent in the initiation and conduct of preclinical studies and clinical trials; uncertainties regarding availability and timing of data from clinical trials; whether results of early clinical trials or trials in different disease indications will be indicative of the results of ongoing or future trials; whether results of the Phase 1b clinical trial of KPI-012 will be indicative of results for any future clinical trials and studies of KPI-012; uncertainties associated with regulatory review of clinical trials and applications for marketing approvals; Kala’s ability to retain and hire key personnel; the sufficiency of cash resources and need for additional financing and other important factors, any of which could cause the Kala’s actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of Kala’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, most
recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other filings Kala makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent Kala’s views as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as representing Kala’s views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof. Kala does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.