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): January 22, 2019
KODIAK SCIENCES INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
2631 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (650) 281-0850
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
The applicable information set forth in Item 8.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference in this Item 3.03.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 19, 2018, the Delaware Chancery Court issued an opinion in Sciabacucchi v. Salzberg, C.A. No. 2017-0931-JTL, invalidating provisions in the certificates of incorporation of Delaware corporations that purport to limit to federal court the forum in which a stockholder could bring a claim under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Chancery Court held that a Delaware corporation can only use its constitutive documents to bind a plaintiff to a particular forum where the claim involves rights or relationships established by or under Delawares corporate law. This case may be appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court.
Article XI of the Amended and Restated Bylaws (the Bylaws) of Kodiak Sciences Inc. (the Company) contains a similar federal forum selection provision. As such, and in light of the recent Sciabacucchi decision, the Company does not currently intend to enforce the foregoing federal forum selection provision unless the Sciabacucchi decision is appealed and the Delaware Supreme Court reverses the decision. If there is no appeal of the Sciabacucchi decision or if the Delaware Supreme Court affirms the Chancery Courts decision, then the Company intends to amend the Bylaws to remove the provision.
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.
|KODIAK SCIENCES INC.|
|Date: January 28, 2019||
|/s/ Victor Perlroth|
|Victor Perlroth, M.D.|
|Chief Executive Officer|