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 7, 2023
PLIANT THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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260 Littlefield Avenue,
South San Francisco, CA
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Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (650) 481-6770
(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, par value $0.0001 per share|| ||PLRX|| ||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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).
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on June 7, 2023. As of April 14, 2023, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 59,156,430 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The Company’s stockholders voted on the following matters, which are described in detail in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2023: (i) to elect Bernard Coulie, M.D., Ph.D., Gayle Crowell and Suzanne Bruhn, Ph.D. as Class III directors of the Company to serve for a three-year term ending at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held in 2026 (“Proposal 1”), (ii) to approve, by non-binding advisory vote, the resolution approving the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (“Proposal 2”) and (iii) to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2023 (“Proposal 3”).
Proposal 1: The Company’s stockholders approved the election of the aforementioned Class III directors recommended for election at the Annual Meeting. The Company’s stockholders voted for the Class III directors as follows:
|Bernard Coulie, M.D., Ph.D.||48,316,375||1,094,357|
|Suzanne Bruhn, Ph.D.||39,735,738||9,674,994|
The broker non-votes for Proposal 1 totaled 5,432,103 shares of common stock.
Proposal 2: The Company’s stockholders approved, by non-binding advisory vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as follows:
The broker non-votes for Proposal 2 totaled 5,432,103 shares of common stock.
Proposal 3: The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The votes cast at the Annual Meeting were as follows:
No other matters were submitted to or voted on by the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting.
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 8, 2023
|By:||/s/ Keith Cummings|
| || ||Keith Cummings, M.D., MBA|
| || ||Chief Financial Officer|