Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 29, 2018



Curis, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Delaware   000-30347   04-3505116

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


4 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA   02421
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 503-6500

Not Applicable

(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 information contained in Item 5.03 below is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.03.

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On May 29, 2018 (the “Effective Date”), Curis, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Certificate of Amendment”), which effected, as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the Effective Date, a 1-for-5 reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”).

As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every five shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding was converted into one share of Common Stock. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to a fractional share of Common Stock are instead entitled to receive a proportional cash payment.

The Reverse Stock Split will proportionately reduce the number of authorized shares of Common Stock. The Reverse Stock Split will not change the par value of the Common Stock or the authorized number of shares of preferred stock of the Company. All outstanding stock options will be adjusted as a result of the Reverse Stock Split, as required by the terms of such stock options.

As previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 18, 2018, at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 15, 2018, the stockholders of the Company voted to approve the Certificate of Amendment. The Board of Directors of the Company previously approved and authorized the filing of the Certificate of Amendment following its approval by the stockholders.

Trading of the Common Stock on a Reverse Stock Split-adjusted basis will begin at the opening of trading on May 30, 2018.

The summary of the Certificate of Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Certificate of Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. On May 29, 2018, the Company issued a press release with respect to the effectiveness of the Reverse Stock Split. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


  3.1    Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Curis, Inc.
99.1    Press Release dated May 29, 2018


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.


    Curis, Inc.
Date: May 29, 2018     By:  

/s/ James E. Dentzer

      James E. Dentzer
      Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer