SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File Number: 001-37384
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
Generaal De Wittelaan L11 A3 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
(Address of principal executive office)
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The information contained in this report on Form 6-K, including the exhibits, is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company’s Registration Statements on Forms F-3 (File No. 333-230639) and S-8 (File Nos. 333-204567, 333-208697, 333-211834, 333-215783, 333-218160, 333-225263 and 333-231765).
On April 17, 2020, the Registrant issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
(c) Exhibit 99.1. Press release dated April 17, 2020
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: April 17, 2020||/s/ Xavier Maes|
Important update to Galapagos’ invitation to its ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meetings
Mechelen, Belgium; 17 April 2020, 01.15 CET; regulated information – In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) will hold its shareholders’ meetings behind closed doors, with shareholder participation in advance only.
Out of safety precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the Royal Decree No. 4 under special powers published on 9 April 2020, the physical presence of shareholders, proxyholders, holders of subscription rights or other persons otherwise entitled to attend the shareholders’ meeting will be prohibited at Galapagos’ annual (ordinary) and extraordinary shareholders’ meetings scheduled for Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (CET).
Shareholders are kindly invited and strongly encouraged to vote prior to the meetings, either by voting form or by proxy.
Please note the following alternative arrangements for the meetings:
(1) Proxies can only be granted to the general counsel. An updated proxy form is available on our website, under the tab “Investors > Shareholder Information > Shareholders’ Meetings > Proxy form”.
If a proxy has already been received on the date and time of this press release in which a different proxy holder is appointed, the votes or abstentions will still be taken into account if the proxy contains specific voting instructions, and without this other proxy holder having to be present at the meetings;
(2) Voting forms and proxies must reach Galapagos before or on or 24 April 2020 at midnight CET at the latest.
An updated voting form is available on our website, under the tab “Investors > Shareholder Information > Shareholders’ Meetings > Voting form”. If a voting form has already been received on the date and time of this press release, the votes or abstentions will still be taken into account;
It is strongly recommended to use e-mail (email@example.com) only for all communications regarding the shareholders’ meetings, as postal services may be disrupted due to the pandemic. Please also note that the above mentioned Royal Decree exempts us from keeping the (updated) documents pertaining to the meetings physically available at our registered office or providing them by post.
The above mentioned arrangements prevail over the arrangements with the same subject as described in the convening notice, published on our website on 27 March 2020. An updated attendance notification form, taking into account that only voting prior to the meetings is allowed, is available on our website, under the tab “Investors > Shareholder Information > Shareholders’ Meetings > Attendance notification form”.
An updated convening notice and other documents pertaining to the shareholders’ meetings, including all details regarding the meetings’ procedures, can be consulted on our website, at www.glpg.com/shareholders-meetings. The Investor Relations team contacts below can assist with completion of shareholder participation in advance of the meetings.
Galapagos would like to thank its shareholders for their support during this unprecendented situation. For a letter from our CEO addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Galapagos, please visit www.glpg.com.
Galapagos (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) discovers and develops small molecule medicines with novel modes of action, three of which show promising patient results and are currently in late-stage development in multiple diseases. Our pipeline comprises discovery through Phase 3 programs in inflammation, fibrosis, osteoarthritis and other indications. Our ambition is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines. More information at www.glpg.com.
VP Investor Relations
+1 781 460 1784
Sofie Van Gijsel
Director Investor Relations
+32 485 19 14 15
Senior Director Communications & Public Affairs
+32 473 824 874
+31 6 53 591 999
This release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of publication of this document. Galapagos expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements in this document, unless specifically required by law or regulation.
The contents of our website, including the annual report for the financial year 2019, and any other website that may be accessed from our website, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.