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): March 26, 2020
MORPHIC HOLDING, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|35 Gatehouse Drive, A2
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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|Title of each class||Trading
|Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||MORF||Nasdaq Global Market|
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).
Emerging growth company x
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On March 26, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Morphic Holding, Inc. (the “Company”) amended the Company’s Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws Amendment”) to adopt a new Article XI: Exclusive Forum, a provision designating the federal district courts of the United States as the exclusive jurisdiction for any litigation arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The foregoing summary and description of the provisions of the Bylaws Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 with this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: March 30, 2020
|MORPHIC HOLDING, INC.|
|By:||/s/ William DeVaul|
|General Counsel and Secretary|
AMENDMENT TO RESTATED BYLAWS
of morphic holding, inc.
The Restated Bylaws are hereby amended to include the following Article XI immediately following Article X:
Article XI: Exclusive Forum
Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the federal district courts of the United States shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act.
Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring or holding any interest in any security of the Corporation shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of this Article XI.