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Item 5.08. Shareholder Director Nominations.
On August 2, 2023, the board of directors of Axcella Health Inc. (the “Company”) determined that the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) will be held on September 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time via virtual web service and established August 17, 2023 as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of, and vote at, the Annual Meeting.
In accordance with Rule 14a-5(f) and Rule 14a-8(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the Company’s amended and restated bylaws (the “Bylaws”), the deadline for receipt of stockholder proposals or nominations for inclusion in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2023 Annual Meeting pursuant to Rule 14a-8 will be no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, August 13, 2023, or the tenth (10th) day following the date of this public announcement of the 2023 Annual Meeting date. Stockholder proposals must comply with all of the applicable requirements set forth in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act and the Bylaws. The August 13, 2023 deadline will also apply in determining whether notice of a stockholder proposal is timely for purposes of exercising discretionary voting authority with respect to proxies under Rule 14a-4(c)(1) of the Exchange Act as well as the notice requirements pursuant to Rule 14a-19 of the Exchange Act. Stockholder proposals and director nominations should be addressed to our Corporate Secretary, c/o Axcella Health Inc., P.O. Box 1270, Littleton, Massachusetts 01460.
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.
|Axcella Health Inc.|
|Date: August 4, 2023||By:||/s/ William R. Hinshaw, Jr.|
|Name:||/s/ William R. Hinshaw, Jr.|
|Title:||President, Chief Executive Officer and Director|