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): August 7, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Singapore   001-37627   Not Applicable

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7 Straits View #12-00 Marina One East Tower


(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +65 6236 3388



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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.



On August 7, 2018, Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). Of the 29,322,267 ordinary shares issued and outstanding and eligible to vote as of the meeting date of August 7, 2018, a quorum of 24,778,875 ordinary shares, or 84.50%, of the eligible shares, was present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.



The following actions were taken at the Annual Meeting, all of which are described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 28, 2018 (the “Proxy Statement”). The final voting results for each of the proposals voted upon at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

Proposal 1 (a) – (g)- Shareholders re-elected each of the Company’s seven existing directors to the Board of Directors for a term ending on the Company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and his successor is duly elected and qualified, with the final votes cast as follows:


Board of Directors Nominee

   For      Against      Abstain      Broker

Paul B. Bolno, M.D.

     24,594,452        57,630        22,381        104,412  

Christian Henry

     21,760,138        2,891,774        22,551        104,412  

Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D.

     24,440,921        211,161        22,381        104,412  

Koji Miura

     22,183,931        2,468,151        22,381        104,412  

Adrian Rawcliffe

     22,183,931        2,468,151        22,381        104,412  

Ken Takanashi

     22,201,327        2,450,755        22,381        104,412  

Gregory L. Verdine, Ph.D.

     24,500,926        151,156        22,381        104,412  

Proposal 2- Shareholders re-appointed KPMG LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm and independent Singapore auditor for the year ending December 31, 2018, and to authorize the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to fix KPMG LLP’s remuneration for services provided through the date of the Company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, with the final votes cast as follows:








Broker Non-Vote

24,753,723   2,221   22,931   0

Proposal 3- Shareholders approved the Company’s payment of cash and equity-based compensation to the Company’s non-employee directors for their service on the Board of Directors and its committees, in the manner and on the basis set forth in the Proxy Statement, with the final votes cast as follows:








Broker Non-Vote

24,549,952   101,752   22,759   104,412

Proposal 4- Shareholders approved a general authorization for the directors of the Company to allot and issue ordinary shares of the Company, in the manner and on the basis set forth in the Proxy Statement, with the final votes cast as follows:








Broker Non-Vote

24,489,847   184,498   118   104,412


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.





Date: August 13, 2018   

/s/ Paul B. Bolno, M.D.




Paul B. Bolno, M.D.


President and Chief Executive Officer