Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
Registration No. 333-250964
PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
(to prospectus dated December 4, 2020)
Up to 42,437,330 Shares of Common Stock
166,333 Warrants to Purchase Common Stock
This prospectus supplement amends and supplements the prospectus dated December 4, 2020 (as supplemented or amended from time to time, the Prospectus) which forms a part of our Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration Statement No. 333-250964). This prospectus supplement is being filed to update and supplement the information included or incorporated by reference in the Prospectus with the information contained in our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on December 9, 2020 (the Form 8-K). Accordingly, we have attached the Form 8-K to this prospectus supplement.
This prospectus supplement updates and supplements the information in the Prospectus and is not complete without, and may not be delivered or utilized except in combination with, the Prospectus, including any amendments or supplements thereto. This prospectus supplement should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus and if there is any inconsistency between the information in the Prospectus and this prospectus supplement, you should rely on the information in this prospectus supplement.
Our common stock and warrants are listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols CERE and CEREW, respectively. On December 8, 2020, the closing price of our common stock was $16.06 per share and the closing price of our warrants was $4.67 per share.
Investing in our securities involves risks that are described in the Risk Factors section beginning on page 11 of the Prospectus.
Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the securities to be issued under the Prospectus or determined if the Prospectus or this prospectus supplement is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
The date of this prospectus supplement is December 9, 2020.
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 4, 2020
CEREVEL THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
222 Jacobs Street, Suite 200
Cambridge, MA 02141
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
131 Dartmouth Street, Suite 502
Boston, MA 02116
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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:
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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 $0.0001 per share||CERE||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Warrants to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50||CEREW||The Nasdaq Capital 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 5.02.|| |
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 4, 2020, upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors (the Board) of Cerevel Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (the Company), the Board appointed Dr. Ruth McKernan to the Board, effective as of December 4, 2020. Dr. McKernan will serve as a Class II director until her term expires at the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. The Board determined that Dr. McKernan is independent under the listing standards of The Nasdaq Capital Market. Dr. McKernan was also appointed to serve on the Science and Technology Committee of the Board.
Dr. McKernan has served as a venture partner at SV Health Investors, LLP, a global investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, since 2018. Previously, from 2015 to 2018, Dr. McKernan served as chief executive officer of Innovate UK, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. From 2005 to 2015, Dr. McKernan held various roles of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Inc, a global pharmaceutical company, most recently as chief scientific officer. Prior to joining Pfizer, she served in multiple senior positions over 18 years at Merck & Co., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Dr. McKernan currently serves as chair of the board of directors of AstronauTx Ltd. and BioIndustry Association, a trade association for innovative life sciences in the UK, and as a trustee of Alzheimers Research UK, and is a member of Cancer Research UK. Dr. McKernan earned her B.S. in Pharmacology and Biochemistry from Kings College London, where she also obtained her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Dr. McKernan was conferred with Honorary D.Sc. degrees from the University of Bradford and the University of Coventry.
As a non-employee director, Dr. McKernan will receive cash compensation and an initial equity award for her Board service in accordance with the Companys Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy (as amended and described below). Dr. McKernan is not a party to any transaction with the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, and there are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. McKernan and any other persons pursuant to which she was selected as a director. In addition, Dr. McKernan has entered into an indemnification agreement with the Company consistent with the form of indemnification agreement entered into between the Company and its existing non-employee directors.
On December 8, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing Dr. McKernans appointment to the Board. A copy of this press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
In addition, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board, the Board approved, effective as of December 4, 2020, an amendment to the Companys Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy (as amended, the Director Compensation Policy). Pursuant to the terms of the Director Compensation Policy, each non-employee director will receive an annual retainer of $50,000, an annual retainer of $25,000 for serving as the lead independent director, a $15,000 annual retainer for serving as the chair of the Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance or Science and Technology Committees of the Board and a $7,500 annual retainer for serving on each such committee, to be paid quarterly in arrears and prorated based on the number of actual days served on the Board or applicable committee. In addition, each non-employee director will receive, on the date of the Companys annual meeting of stockholders, an annual grant of a stock option to purchase 46,000 shares of common stock that vests in full on the earlier of the one-year anniversary of the grant date or the next annual meeting of stockholders, and each new non-employee director will receive a stock option to purchase 92,000 shares of common stock vesting in 36 monthly installments through the third anniversary of the grant date.
The foregoing description of the Director Compensation Policy does not purport to be complete and the description of the Director Company Policy is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Director Compensation Policy, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy|
|99.1||Press Release issued by Cerevel Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. on December 8, 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 hereunto duly authorized.
|CEREVEL THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS, INC.|
|Date: December 9, 2020||By:|
|Chief Legal Officer|