AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS INC false 0001337553 0001337553 2022-06-09 2022-06-09












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 9, 2022



Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36152   20-3109565
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

4301 Emperor Boulevard, Suite 400

Durham, North Carolina 27703

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (919) 237-5300



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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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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

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   AERI   Nasdaq Global Market

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.

At the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), held on June 9, 2022, the Company’s stockholders considered and voted upon the following proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2022:

Proposal 1: Elections of Directors.

By vote reflected below, each of the following director nominees was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term, or until his successor has been duly elected and qualified.




Votes For


Votes Withheld


Broker Non-Votes

Richard Croarkin

  27,422,591   1,670,508   4,683,691

Peter J. McDonnell, M.D.

  27,959,224   1,133,875   4,683,691

Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.

By vote reflected below, the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was ratified.


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained

33,444,940   310,980   20,870

Proposal 3: To approve, by a non-binding vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (“say-on-pay”).

By vote reflected below, the Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained


Broker Non-Votes

25,798,834   3,268,573   25,692   4,683,691


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: June 13, 2022




/s/ John W. LaRocca


John W. LaRocca


General Counsel and Secretary