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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): January 26, 2024






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38473   46-5594527

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


124 Washington Street, Suite 101
Foxboro, Massachusetts 02035
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(617) 577-0300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

One Kendall Square, 600/700, Suite 7-201

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered




On December 27, 2023, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) filed a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to delist the shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”), as a result of the events disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 21, 2023.

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

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.




Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On January 26, 2024, Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) held a special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”). As of the close of business on November 27, 2023, the record date for the Special Meeting (the “Record Date”), there were 18,982,837 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), outstanding, all of which were entitled to vote with respect to all matters to be acted upon at the Special Meeting. A total of 11,398,753 shares of Common Stock were present or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting, representing approximately 60.04% of the Company’s Common Stock outstanding as of the Record Date. The following are the voting results for the proposals considered and voted upon at the meeting, all of which were described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 12, 2023 (the “Proxy Statement”).



Approval of the liquidation and dissolution of the Company and the Plan of Liquidation and Dissolution (“Plan of Dissolution”), authorizing the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) to liquidate and dissolve the Company in accordance with the Plan of Dissolution (“Proposal 1”).


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained


Broker Non-Votes


  222,299   7,940   0



Grant of discretionary authority to adjourn the Special Meeting, from time to time, to a later date or dates, even if a quorum is present, to solicit additional proxies in the event that there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to approve Proposal 1 (“Proposal 2”).


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained


Broker Non-Votes


  219,956   22,834   0

Based on the foregoing votes, the Company’s stockholders have approved Proposal 1 and Proposal 2, and the Board has been granted the authority and discretion to proceed with the Dissolution (as defined in the Proxy Statement). Although Proposal 2 was approved, adjournment of the Special Meeting was not necessary because the Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 1.

As described in the Proxy Statement, the timing of filing a Certificate of Dissolution and the decision of whether or not to proceed with the Dissolution will be made by the Board in its sole discretion and in its own timing and, if the Board determines that the Dissolution is not in the Company’s best interest or the best interest of its stockholders, the Board may, in its sole discretion, abandon the Dissolution or may amend or modify the Plan of Dissolution to the extent permitted by Delaware law without the necessity of further stockholder approval.


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: January 26, 2024     By:  

/s/ Craig R. Jalbert

      Craig R. Jalbert
      President, Director and Corporate Secretary