S-8 POS 1 ds8pos.htm POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO FORM S-8 Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-8

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 19, 2011

Registration No. 333-168667

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   06-1376651

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

3911 Sorrento Valley Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 558-2871

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)

 

 

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

2010 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

2004 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN

(Full Titles of the Plans)

 

 

Uli Hacksell, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

3911 Sorrento Valley Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92121

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

(858) 558-2871

(Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent for Service)

 

 

Copies to:

 

Glenn F. Baity

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

3911 Sorrento Valley Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 558-2871

 

L. Kay Chandler, Esq.

Sean M. Clayton, Esq.

Cooley LLP

4401 Eastgate Mall

San Diego, CA 92121

(858) 550-6000

 

 

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   ¨      Accelerated filer    ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company    x

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Post-Effective Amendment is being filed solely to update the Registrant’s undertakings by the addition of Item 9 below in the registration statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-168667).

 

Item 9. Undertakings.

 

(a) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

  (1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

  (i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act;

 

  (ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the Commission, pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective Registration Statement.

 

  (iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;

Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

 

  (2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


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 Post-Effective Amendment to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of San Diego, State of California, on August 19, 2011.

 

ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
By:   /s/ Uli Hacksell
  Uli Hacksell, Ph.D.
  President and Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Post-Effective Amendment has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signature    Title   Date

/s/ Uli Hacksell

ULI HACKSELL

  

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  August 19, 2011

/s/ Thomas H. Aasen

THOMAS H. AASEN

  

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial

Officer, Chief Business Officer and Treasurer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  August 19, 2011

*

LESLIE L. IVERSEN

   Chairman of the Board   August 19, 2011

*

MICHAEL T. BORER

   Director   August 19, 2011

*

LAURA A. BREGE

   Director   August 19, 2011

*

MARY ANN GRAY

   Director   August 19, 2011

*

LESTER J. KAPLAN

   Director   August 19, 2011

*

TORSTEN RASMUSSEN

   Director   August 19, 2011

*Pursuant to Power of Attorney

By:   /s/ Uli Hacksell
  Uli Hacksell, Ph.D.
  Attorney-in-fact