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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K 
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 19, 2020
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PROTHENA CORPORATION PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Ireland
 
001-35676
 
98-1111119
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
77 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Block C
Grand Canal Docklands
Dublin 2, D02 T804, Ireland
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 011-353-1-236-2500
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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 o






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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Ordinary Shares, par value $0.01 per share
PRTA
The Nasdaq Global Select Market






Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 19, 2020, Prothena Corporation plc (the "Company") held its annual general meeting of shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders approved an amendment (the "Amendment") to the Prothena Corporation plc 2018 Long Term Incentive Plan (the "2018 LTIP"), which had previously been approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, subject to shareholder approval. The Amendment, which became effective on May 19, 2020, increased the number of ordinary shares authorized for issuance under the 2018 LTIP by 1,500,000 ordinary shares.

The Amendment is described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2020 (the "Proxy Statement"), and that description of the Amendment included in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference. That description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.

Item 5.07.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 19, 2020, the Company held its Annual Meeting, at which the Company's shareholders voted on the following proposals, each of which is described in the Proxy Statement:

Proposal No. 1: Election of Directors. The shareholders re-elected the following individuals to the Company's Board of Directors to hold office until no later than the annual general meeting of shareholders in 2023:
Nominee
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
Paula K. Cobb
 
33,474,504

 
1,071,399

 
9,567

 
2,020,208

Lars G. Ekman
 
32,401,057

 
2,145,614

 
8,799

 
2,020,208

Gene G. Kinney
 
33,451,463

 
1,095,395

 
8,612

 
2,020,208

Oleg Nodelman
 
33,218,597

 
1,327,763

 
9,110

 
2,020,208

Dennis J. Selkoe
 
33,429,895

 
1,117,169

 
8,406

 
2,020,208


Proposal No. 2: Ratification of Appointment of the Company's Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2020 and Authorization of the Board of Directors to Approve the Remuneration of that Auditor. The shareholders ratified, in a non-binding vote, the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 and authorized, in a binding vote, the Company's Board of Directors, acting through its Audit Committee, to approve the remuneration of that auditor.
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
36,350,437

 
201,306

 
23,935


Proposal No. 3: Approval of Compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers. The shareholders approved, in a non-binding advisory vote, the compensation of the Company's executive officers named in the Proxy Statement.





For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
32,956,571

 
1,573,036

 
25,863

 
2,020,208


Proposal No. 4: Approval of an Amendment to the Company's 2018 Long Term Incentive Plan. The shareholders approved the Amendment, which increases the number of ordinary shares available for issuance under the 2018 LTIP by 1,500,00 ordinary shares.
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
27,039,879

 
7,491,039

 
24,552

 
2,020,208


Proposal No. 5: Approval of a Stock Option Exchange Program. The shareholders approved a Stock Option Exchange Program.
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
21,049,910

 
13,478,544

 
27,016

 
2,020,208



Proposal No. 6: Approval of a Reduction of the Company's Capital to Create Distributable Reserves. The shareholders approved a reduction of the Company's capital to create distributable reserves.
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
34,493,784

 
39,546

 
22,140

 
2,020,208



Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits
    
Exhibit No.
 
Description
10.1#
 
                      
# Indicates management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.


SIGNATURES
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:
May 22, 2020
PROTHENA CORPORATION PLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Tran B. Nguyen
 
 
Name:
 
Tran B. Nguyen
 
 
Title:
 
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit
Exhibit 10.1

FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE
PROTHENA CORPORATION PLC
2018 LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

This First Amendment (this “First Amendment”) to the Prothena Corporation plc 2018 Long Term Incentive Plan (“2018 LTIP”), was made and adopted by the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Prothena Corporation plc, a public limited company organized under the laws of Ireland (the “Company”), on February 25, 2020, effective as of May 19, 2020, the date approved by the Company’s shareholders (the “Amendment Date”).

RECITALS

WHEREAS, the Company maintains the 2018 LTIP; and

WHEREAS, the Board believes it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to amend the 2018 LTIP to increase the number of ordinary shares authorized for issuance under the 2018 LTIP.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2018 LTIP is hereby amended as follows, effective as of the Amendment Date:

AMENDMENT

1.
Section 2.28 of the 2018 LTIP is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“2.28 “Overall Share Limit” means the sum of (i) 3,300,000 Shares; (ii) the aggregate number of Shares that remain available for future awards under the Prior Plan as of immediately prior to the Effective Date; and (iii) any Shares that are subject to Prior Plan Awards that become available for issuance under the Plan pursuant to Article V.”

2.
This First Amendment shall be and hereby is incorporated into and forms a part of the 2018 LTIP, and except as expressly provided herein, all terms and conditions of the 2018 LTIP shall remain in full force and effect.