As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2023

Registration No. 333-195211

Registration No. 333-198289

Registration No. 333-202941

Registration No. 333-210453

Registration No. 333-216905

Registration No. 333-223687

Registration No. 333-226741

Registration No. 333-229953

Registration No. 333-254697

Registration No. 333-263644

Registration No. 333-270795

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENTS

NOS. 333-195211, 333-198289, 333-202941, 333-210453, 333-216905, 333-223687, 333-226741, 333-229953, 333-254697, 333-263644, 333-270795

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

CYMABAY THERAPEUTICS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   94-3103561

(State or other jurisdiction of

Incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

7575 Gateway Blvd., Suite 110

Newark, California 94560

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. 2013 Equity Incentive Plan

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. 2023 Equity Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

Sujal Shah

President and Chief Executive Officer

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.

7575 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 110

Newark, California 94560

(510) 293-8800

(Name and address of agent for service) (Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

Matthew B. Hemington

Brett D. White

Allison Pang

Cooley LLP

3175 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, California 94304

(650) 843-5000

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Registrant” or the “Company”) is filing this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s registration statements on Form S-8 (File Nos. 333-195211, 333-198289, 333-202941, 333-210453, 333-216905, 333-223687, 333-226741, 333-229953, 333-254697, 333-263644, 333-270795), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 11, 2014, August 21, 2014, March 23, 2015, March 29, 2016, March 23, 2017, March 15, 2018, August 9, 2018, February 28, 2019, March 25, 2021, March 17, 2022, and March 23, 2023, respectively (collectively, the “Prior Registration Statements,” and these post-effective amendments to the Prior Registration Statements, collectively, the “Post-Effective Amendments”). Pursuant to the Prior Registration Statements, shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Registrant (the “Common Stock”) were registered for issuance under the CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Prior Plan”). Pursuant to the terms of the CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. 2023 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2023 Plan”), from and after June 1, 2023, any shares of Common Stock subject to outstanding stock awards granted under the Prior Plan that (A) are not issued because such stock award or any portion thereof expires or otherwise terminates without all of the shares covered by such stock award having been issued; (B) are not issued because such stock award or any portion thereof is settled in cash; (C) are forfeited back to or repurchased by the Company because of the failure to meet a contingency or condition required for the vesting of such shares; (D) are withheld or reacquired to satisfy the exercise, strike or purchase price; or (E) are withheld or reacquired to satisfy a tax withholding obligation (the shares of Common Stock set forth in (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) above, collectively, the “Prior Plan Returning Shares”) will immediately be added to the share reserve of the 2023 Plan as and when such shares become Prior Plan Returning Shares and become available for issuance pursuant to awards granted under the 2023 Plan.

In accordance with Item 512(a)(1)(iii) of Regulation S-K and Securities Act Forms Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation Question 126.43, these Post-Effective Amendments are hereby filed to provide that the Prior Registration Statements will also cover the issuance of the Prior Plan Returning Shares under the 2023 Plan as and when such shares become Prior Plan Returning Shares and become available for issuance pursuant to awards granted under the 2023 Plan.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the SEC are incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:

(a) The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form  10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on March 23, 2023;

(b) The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form  10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2023, filed with the SEC on May 15, 2023;

(c) The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form  10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2023, filed with the SEC on August 10, 2023;

(d) The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form  8-K filed with the SEC on January  9, 2023, January  23, 2023, January  25, 2023, February  23, 2023, May  9, 2023 and June 6, 2023;

(e) The description of the Registrant’s Common Stock that is contained in a registration statement on Form 8-A filed with the SEC on June  16, 2014, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description, including Exhibit 4.2 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on March 25, 2021; and

 


(e) All other reports and documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) (other than Current Reports furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and exhibits furnished on such form that relate to such items) on or after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement that indicates that all securities offered have been sold or that deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part of this Registration Statement from the date of the filing of such reports and documents. Any statement contained herein or in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained in any subsequently filed document that also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such earlier statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

Item 4. Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) authorizes a court to award, or a corporation’s board of directors to grant, indemnity to directors and officers in terms sufficiently broad to permit such indemnification under certain circumstances for liabilities, including reimbursement for expenses incurred, arising under the Securities Act. The Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation permits indemnification of our directors, officers and other agents of the Registrant (and any other persons to which applicable law permits the Registrant to provide indemnification) to the maximum extent permitted by the DGCL, and the Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws provide that the Registrant will indemnify its directors and executive officers and permit the Registrant to indemnify its other officers, employees and other agents, in each case to the maximum extent permitted by the DGCL.

The Registrant has entered into indemnification agreements with its directors and officers, whereby it has agreed to indemnify its directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by law, including indemnification against expenses and liabilities incurred in legal proceedings to which the director or officer was, or is threatened to be made, a party by reason of the fact that such director or officer is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Registrant, provided that such director or officer acted in good faith and in a manner that the director or officer reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interest of the Registrant.

The Registrant maintains insurance policies that indemnify its directors and officers against various liabilities arising under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act that might be incurred by any director or officer in his or her capacity as such.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.


Item 8. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
        Incorporation by Reference  

Number

  

Description

   Form      File No.      Exhibit      Filing Date  
4.1    Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation      10/A        000-55021        3.1        10/17/2013  
4.2    Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation      8-K        001-36500        3.1        6/26/2020  
4.3    Amended and Restated Bylaws      10/A        000-55021        3.2        10/17/2013  
5.1*    Opinion of Cooley LLP.            
23.1*    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.            
23.2*    Consent of Cooley LLP (reference is made to Exhibit 5.1).            
24.1*    Power of Attorney (reference is made to the signature page hereto).            
99.1    CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. 2023 Equity Incentive Plan      S-8        333-272895        99.1        6/23/2023  
99.2    Forms of Stock Option Grant Notice and Stock Option Agreement under the CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. 2023 Equity Incentive Plan      S-8        333-272895        99.2        6/23/2023  

 

*

Filed herewith.

Item 9. Undertakings.

A. The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective Registration Statement; and

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement.

Provided, however, that paragraphs (A)(1)(i) and (A)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.


(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(4) That, for the purpose of determining liability of the Registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned Registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned Registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned Registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

(i) Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned Registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

(ii) Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned Registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned Registrant;

(iii) The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned Registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned Registrant; and

(iv) Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned Registrant to the purchaser.

B. The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

C. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused these Post-Effective Amendments to Registration Statements to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Newark, State of California, on August 10, 2023.

 

CYMABAY THERAPEUTICS, INC.
By:  

/s/ Sujal Shah

  Sujal Shah
  President and Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Sujal A. Shah, Harish Shantharam and Paul Quinlan, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, each with the full power of substitution, for him or her and in their name, place or stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments to this Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his, her or their substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement on Form S-8 has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Name and Signature    Title    Date

/s/ Sujal Shah

Sujal Shah

  

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

   August 10, 2023

/s/ Harish Shantharam

Harish Shantharam

   Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
   August 10, 2023

/s/ Daniel Menold

Daniel Menold

  

Vice President, Finance

(Principal Accounting Officer)

   August 10, 2023

/s/ Robert J. Wills

Robert J. Wills, Ph.D.

   Chairman of the Board and Director    August 10, 2023

/s/ Janet Dorling

Janet Dorling

   Director    August 10, 2023

/s/ Éric Lefebvre

Éric Lefebvre

   Director    August 10, 2023

/s/ Caroline Loewy

Caroline Loewy

   Director    August 10, 2023

/s/ Kurt von Emster

Kurt von Emster

   Director    August 10, 2023

/s/ Thomas G. Wiggans

   Director    August 10, 2023
Thomas G. Wiggans