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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): November 2, 2023

 

Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

001-38323   82-3074668
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

1180 Seminole Trail, Suite 495

Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

(434) 422-9800

(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)

 

 

(Former Name and Former Address)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbols   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock   ADIL   NASDAQ
         
Warrants   ADILW   NASDAQ

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On November 2, 2023, Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved Amendment No. 5 to the Company’s 2017 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock that the Company will have authority to grant under the plan from 380,000 to 500,000. A description of the 2017 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, is set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A for the Annual Meeting, which was filed on October 2, 2023 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Definitive Proxy Statement”) in the section entitled “Proposal 3—APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO OUR 2017 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SHARES OF COMMON STOCK THAT WE WILL HAVE AUTHORITY TO GRANT UNDER THE PLAN FROM 380,000 TO 500,000”, which is incorporated herein by reference. The description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of Amendment No. 5 to the 2017 Equity Incentive Plan, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On November 2, 2023, at the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following three (3) proposals and votes were cast as described below. These matters are described in detail in the Definitive Proxy Statement.

 

The final results for Proposals 1, 2, and 3 as set forth in the Definitive Proxy Statement are as follows:

  

Proposal 1 — Election of Directors

 

The following two (2) individuals were re-elected as Class II directors, each to serve a three-year term expiring at the Company’s 2026 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until such director’s successor is duly elected and qualified with the following votes:

 

Name of Director  Votes For   Withheld   Broker
Non-Votes
 
             
(1) Cary J. Claiborne   285,724    73,901    197,676 
(2) Robertson H. Gilliland   267,050    92,575    197,676 

  

Proposal 2 — Ratification of the appointment of Marcum, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2023

 

The stockholders ratified and approved the appointment of Marcum, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2023, based on the votes listed below:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions
542,258   3,868   11,175

 

Proposal 3 — Approval of an amendment to the Company’s 2017 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock authorized for grant under the plan from 380,000 to 500,000

 

The stockholders approved the amendment (Amendment No. 5) to the Company’s 2017 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock authorized for grant under the 2017 Equity Incentive Plan from 380,000 to 500,000 based on the votes listed below:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
244,858   113,670   1,097   197,676

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Exhibit Description
10.1   Amendment No. 5 to the Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

Dated: November 6, 2023 ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Cary J. Claiborne
  Name:  Cary J. Claiborne
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

AMENDMENT NO. 5 TO THE

ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

2017 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

 

This amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), is hereby adopted as of September 29, 2023, by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”). All capitalized terms used in this Amendment and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Plan.

 

WITNESSETH:

 

WHEREAS, the Company adopted the Plan for the purposes set forth therein; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 15 of the Plan, the Board of Directors has the right to amend the Plan with respect to certain matters, provided that any material increase in the number of Shares available under the Plan shall be subject to stockholder approval; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has approved and authorized this Amendment to the Plan and has recommended that the stockholders of the Company approve this Amendment; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Plan is hereby amended, subject to and effective as of the date of stockholder approval hereof, in the following particulars:

 

  1. Section 4(a) of the Plan is hereby amended by increasing the share references in such section from 380,000 to 500,000, so that Section 4(a) reads in its entirety as follows:

 

“(a) Shares Available for Awards. The maximum aggregate number of shares of Company Stock reserved for issuance under the Plan (all of which may be granted as Incentive Stock Options) shall be Five Hundred Thousand (500,000) shares. Shares reserved under the Plan may be authorized but unissued Company Stock or authorized and issued Company Stock held in the Company’s treasury. The Compensation Committee may direct that any stock certificate evidencing shares issued pursuant to the Plan shall bear a legend setting forth such restrictions on transferability as may apply to such shares pursuant to the Plan.”

 

  2. Except as specifically set forth herein, the terms of the Plan shall be and remain unchanged, and the Plan as amended shall remain in full force and effect.

 

The foregoing is hereby acknowledged as being the Amendment to the Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan, as adopted by the Board of Directors on September 29, 2023, and approved by the Company’s stockholders on November 2, 2023.

 

  ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Cary J. Claiborne
  Name:  Cary J. Claiborne
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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