Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 4, 2018



Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-38276   27-1537290

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

6400 Westwind Way, Suite A

Crestwood, KY

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (520) 241-4114

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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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.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 4, 2018. The following is a summary of the matters voted on at that meeting.


  (a) The stockholders of the Company elected Stephanie Monaghan O’Brien as a class I director for a three-year term ending at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2021. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to the election of the class I director was as follows:



         Broker Non-Votes

Stephanie Monaghan O’Brien

     26,340,039      907,901      476,098


  (b) The stockholders of the Company ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. The results of the stockholders’ vote with respect to such ratification were as follows:



       Against          Abstain          Broker


     1,552      0     


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.



Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Date: June 5, 2018




/s/ Cedric Francois


Cedric Francois, M.D., Ph.D.


President and Chief Executive Officer