EX-3.1 2 ex3-1.htm AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
Exhibit 3.1



AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

DOVA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

FIRST:  The name of the corporation (hereinafter called the “Corporation”) is Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SECOND:  The address, including street, number, city, and county, of the registered office of the Corporation in the State of Delaware is Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, County of New Castle, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 and the name of the registered agent of the Corporation in the State of Delaware at such address is The Corporation Trust Company.

THIRD:  The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

FOURTH:  The aggregate number of shares which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is 1,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share.

FIFTH:  In furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred upon it by law, the Board of Directors of the Corporation is expressly authorized to adopt, amend or repeal the By-laws of the Corporation.

SIXTH:  To the fullest extent permitted by the law of the State of Delaware as it now exists and as it may hereafter be amended, no director or officer of the Corporation shall be personally liable to the Corporation or any of its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director or officer. No amendment to or repeal of this Article SIXTH shall apply to or have any effect on the liability or alleged liability of any director or officer of the Corporation for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such director or officer occurring prior to such amendment or repeal.

SEVENTH:  The Corporation shall, to the fullest extent permitted by the law of the State of Delaware as it now exists and as it may hereinafter be amended, indemnify any and all persons whom it shall have power to indemnify under such law from and against any and all of the expenses, liabilities, or other matters referred to in or covered by such law. Such indemnification shall be mandatory and not discretionary. The indemnification provided for herein shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which those indemnified may be entitled under any By-law, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise, both as to action in his or her official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such a person. Any repeal or modification of this Article SEVENTH shall not adversely affect any right to indemnification of any persons existing at the time of such repeal or modification with respect to any matter occurring prior to such repeal or modification.





The Corporation shall, to the fullest extent permitted by the law of the State of Delaware as it now exists and as it may hereinafter be amended, advance all costs and expenses (including without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) incurred by any director or officer within 15 days of the presentation of same to the Corporation, with respect to any one or more actions, suits or proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, so long as the Corporation receives from the director or officer an unsecured undertaking to repay such expenses if it shall ultimately be determined that such director or officer is not entitled to be indemnified by the Corporation under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Such obligation to advance costs and expenses shall be mandatory, and not discretionary, and shall include, without limitation, costs and expenses incurred in asserting affirmative defenses, counterclaims and cross claims. Such undertaking to repay may, if first requested in writing by the applicable director or officer, be on behalf of (rather than by) such director or officer, provided that in such case the Corporation shall have the right to approve the party making such undertaking.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Indemnified Person (as defined in that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 30, 2019, by and among the Corporation, Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (the “Merger Agreement”)), the provisions set forth in the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, effective as of July 5, 2017, related to indemnification and exculpation from liability shall remain effective and shall control with respect to any acts or omissions by such persons in their capacities as a director or officer, as applicable, of the Company at any time prior to the Effective Time (as defined in the Merger Agreement).

EIGHTH:  Unless and except to the extent that the By-laws of the Corporation shall so require, the election of directors of the Corporation need not be by written ballot.