Xencor, Inc.
Xencor Inc (Form: S-8, Received: 03/01/2017 16:07:34)

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2017

Registration No. 333-   

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 


 

XENCOR, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


 

 

 

Delaware

 

20-1622502

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

111 West Lemon Avenue
Monrovia, CA

 

91016

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

2013 Equity Incentive Plan

2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

(Full titles of the plans)

 

Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Xencor, Inc.

111 West Lemon Avenue

Monrovia, California 91016

(626) 305-5900

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

 


 

Copies to:

 

Thomas A. Coll, Esq.
Kenneth J. Rollins, Esq.
Cooley LLP
1333 2nd Street, Suite 400
Santa Monica, California 90401
(310) 883-6400

 

John J. Kuch
Vice President, Finance
Xencor, Inc.
111 West Lemon Avenue
Monrovia, California 91016
(626) 305-5900

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer

x

 

Accelerated filer

o

 

 

 

Smaller reporting

 

Non-accelerated filer

o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

company

o

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title of Securities to be Registered

 

Amount
to be
Registered(1)

 

Proposed Maximum
Offering Price
Per Share(2)

 

Proposed Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price(2)

 

Amount of
Registration Fee

 

2013 Equity Incentive Plan
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

 

5,774,269

(3)

$

22.945

 

$

132,490,602.21

 

$

15,355.67

 

2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

 

313,545

(4)

$

22.945

 

$

7,194,290.03

 

$

833.82

 

Total

 

6,087,814

 

N/A

 

$

139,684,892.24

 

$

16,189.49

 

 

 

(1)

 

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement shall also cover any additional shares of the Registrant’s Common Stock (“Common Stock”) that become issuable under the Xencor, Inc. 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2013 Plan”) or the Xencor, Inc. 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “2013 ESPP”) by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or other similar transaction.

(2)

 

This estimate is made pursuant to Rule 457(h)(1) and Rule 457(c) of the Securities Act solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee. The price per share and aggregate offering price are based upon the average of the high and low prices of the Common Stock on February 24, 2017, as reported on the NASDAQ Global Market.

(3)

 

Represents shares of Common Stock that were automatically added to the shares authorized for issuance under the 2013 Plan on January 1, 2014, January 1, 2015, January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017 pursuant to an “evergreen” provision contained in the 2013 Plan. Pursuant to such provision, on January 1 of each year, from January 1, 2014 through January 1, 2023, the number of shares authorized for issuance under the 2013 Plan is automatically increased by: (a) a number equal to 4% of the total number of shares of the Registrant’s capital stock outstanding on December 31 of the preceding calendar year; or (b) a number of shares of Common Stock that may be determined by the Registrant’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) that is less than the preceding clause (a).

(4) 

 

Represents shares of Common Stock that were automatically added to the shares authorized for issuance under the 2013 ESPP on January 1, 2014 pursuant to an “evergreen” provision contained in the 2013 ESPP. Pursuant to such provision, on January 1 of each year, from January 1, 2014 through January 1, 2023, the number of shares authorized for issuance under the 2013 ESPP is automatically increased by a number equal to the lesser of: (a) 1% of the total number of shares of the Registrant’s capital stock outstanding on December 31 of the preceding calendar year; (b) 621,814 shares of Common Stock; or (c) a number of shares of Common Stock that may be determined by the Board that is less than the preceding clauses (a) and (b).

 

 



 

INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

 

This Registration Statement is being filed for the purpose of increasing the number of securities of the same class as other securities for which a Registration Statement of the Registrant on Form S-8 relating to the same employee benefit plans is effective.

 

The Registrant previously registered shares of its Common Stock for issuance under the 2013 Plan and the 2013 ESPP under a Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on December 3, 2013 (File No. 333-192635). Pursuant to General Instruction E to Form S-8, this Registration Statement hereby incorporates by reference the contents of the Registration Statement referenced above.

 

Item 8. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Number

 

Description

4.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 11, 2013).

 

 

 

4.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 11, 2013).

 

 

 

4.3

 

Form of Common Stock Certificate of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-191689), originally filed with the SEC on October 25, 2013).

 

 

 

5.1

 

Opinion of Cooley LLP.

 

 

 

23.1

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (RSM US LLP).

 

 

 

23.2

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (BDO USA LLP).

 

 

 

23.3

 

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

 

Xencor, Inc. 2013 Equity Incentive Plan and Forms of Stock Option Agreement, Notice of Exercise and Stock Option Grant Notice thereunder (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-191689), originally filed with the SEC on October 11, 2013).

 

 

 

99.2

 

Xencor, Inc. 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-191689), originally filed with the SEC on October 11, 2013).

 

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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 this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Monrovia, State of California, on March 1, 2017.

 

 

 

XENCOR, INC.

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D.

 

 

Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D.

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D. and John J. Kuch, 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 his or her 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 and about the premises, 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 their or his or her 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 has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of

 

 

 

 

 

the Board of Directors

 

 

 

/s/ Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D.

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

March 1, 2017

 

Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President, Finance

 

 

 

/s/ John J. Kuch

 

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

March 1, 2017

 

John J. Kuch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Bruce L.A. Carter, Ph.D.

 

Director

 

March 1, 2017

 

Bruce L.A. Carter, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert Baltera, Jr., M.S., M.B.A.

 

Director

 

March 1, 2017

 

Robert Baltera, Jr., M.S., M.B.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Kurt Gustafson

 

Director

 

March 1, 2017

 

Kurt Gustafson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ A. Bruce Montgomery, MD

 

Director

 

March 1, 2017

 

A. Bruce Montgomery, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Yujiro S. Hata

 

Director

 

March 1, 2017

 

Yujiro S. Hata

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

4.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 11, 2013).

 

 

 

4.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 11, 2013).

 

 

 

4.3

 

Form of Common Stock Certificate of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-191689), originally filed with the SEC on October 25, 2013).

 

 

 

5.1

 

Opinion of Cooley LLP.

 

 

 

23.1

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (RSM US LLP).

 

 

 

23.2

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (BDO USA LLP).

 

 

 

23.3

 

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

 

Xencor, Inc. 2013 Equity Incentive Plan and Forms of Stock Option Agreement, Notice of Exercise and Stock Option Grant Notice thereunder (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-191689), originally filed with the SEC on October 11, 2013).

 

 

 

99.2

 

Xencor, Inc. 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-191689), originally filed with the SEC on October 11, 2013).

 

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Exhibit 5.1

 

 

Kenneth J. Rollins

+1 858 550 6136

krollins@cooley.com

 

 

March 1, 2017

 

Xencor, Inc.

111 West Lemon Avenue

Monrovia, CA 91016

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have represented Xencor, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), in connection with the filing by the Company of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “ Registration Statement ”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, covering the offering of up to an aggregate of 6,087,814 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, $0.01 par value (the Shares ), including (i) 5,774,269 shares (the  2013 Plan Shares ) reserved for issuance pursuant to the Company’s 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2013 Plan ), and (ii) 313,545 shares (the ESPP Shares ) reserved for issuance pursuant to the Company’s 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ 2013 ESPP ”).

 

In connection with this opinion, we have examined and relied upon the Registration Statement and the related prospectuses, the 2013 Plan and the 2013 ESPP, the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws and such other documents, records, certificates, memoranda and other instruments as in our judgment are necessary or appropriate to enable us to render the opinion expressed below.  We have assumed the genuineness and authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to originals of all documents submitted to us as copies thereof.

 

Our opinion is expressed only with respect to the federal laws of the United States of America and the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

 

On the basis of the foregoing, and in reliance thereon, we are of the opinion that the 2013 Plan Shares, when sold and issued in accordance with the 2013 Plan and applicable stock option agreement, and the ESPP Shares, when sold and issued in accordance with the 2013 ESPP, and in each case when sold and issued in accordance with the Registration Statement and related prospectuses, will be validly issued, fully paid, and nonassessable (except as to shares issued pursuant to certain deferred payment arrangements, which will be fully paid and nonassessable when such deferred payments are made in full).

 

Cooley LLP   4401 Eastgate Mall   San Diego, CA   92121
t: (858) 550-6000  f: (858) 550-6420  cooley.com

 



 

We consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Cooley LLP

 

 

 

By:

 /s/ Kenneth J. Rollins

 

 

Kenneth J. Rollins

 

 

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Exhibit 23.1

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Xencor, Inc. of our reports dated February 28, 2017, relating to the financial statements of Xencor, Inc. and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Xencor, Inc. appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Xencor, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

/s/ RSM US LLP

 

 

 

Los Angeles, California

 

February 28, 2017

 

 


Exhibit 23.2

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

Xencor, Inc.

Monrovia, California

 

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in the Prospectus constituting a part of this Registration Statement of our report dated February 20, 2015, relating to the financial statements of Xencor, Inc. appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

 

/s/ BDO USA, LLP

 

 

 

BDO USA, LLP

 

Los Angeles, California

 

 

 

February 28, 2017