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): July 13, 2021
TRANSCODE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
TransCode Therapeutics, Inc.
6 Liberty Square, #2382
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trade
|Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||RNAZ||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
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).
Emerging growth company x
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws
On April 27, 2021, and in anticipation of the consummation of the initial public offering (the “IPO”) of the common stock of TransCode Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”), the Company filed an amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Restated Certificate”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. The Restated Certificate amends and restates the Company’s existing amended and restated certificate of incorporation in its entirety to, among other things: (i) authorize 290,000,000 shares of common stock; and (ii) authorize 10,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred stock that may be issued from time to time by the Board in one or more series.
The foregoing description of the Restated Certificate is qualified by reference to the Restated Certificate, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.
In addition, as previously disclosed in the Registration Statement, on July 8, 2021, and in anticipation of the consummation of the IPO, the amended and restated bylaws of the Company (the “Amended and Restated Bylaws”), became effective. The Amended and Restated Bylaws amend and restate the Company’s bylaws in their entirety to, among other things: (i) eliminate the ability of the Company’s stockholders to take action by written consent in lieu of a meeting and call special meetings of stockholders; (ii) establish procedures relating to the presentation of stockholder proposals at stockholder meetings; (iii) establish procedures relating to the nomination of directors; and (iv) conform to the amended provisions of the Restated Certificate.
The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Bylaws is qualified by reference to the Amended and Restated Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.3 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.2||Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of TransCode Therapeutics, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, filed on February 26, 2021 (File No. 333-253599)).|
|3.3||Amended and Restated Bylaws of TransCode Therapeutics, Inc. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, filed on February 26, 2021 (File No. 333-253599)).|
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.
|TransCode Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Date: July 13, 2021||By:||/s/ Thomas A. Fitzgerald|
|Thomas A. Fitzgerald|
|Chief Financial Officer|