Washington, D.C. 20549







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the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 20, 2021




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Delaware   001-39094   82-4151574

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100 Campus Drive, Suite 102

Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

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(877) 742-8466

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Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   PHAT   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 20, 2021, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) approved increases to the base salaries for Terrie Curran, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Azmi Nabulsi, M.D., M.P.H., the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, and Todd Branning, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Effective July 1, 2021, Ms. Curran’s annual base salary increased to $600,000, Dr. Nabulsi’s annual base salary increased to $500,000, and Mr. Branning’s base salary increased to $438,000.

On May 21, 2021, the Board reviewed and approved an increase in the number of options granted to non-employee directors to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock on the date of the Company’s annual meeting from 10,000 shares to 12,500 shares.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 21, 2021, the Company held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. At the annual meeting, stockholders voted on the matters disclosed in the Company’s definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”). The final voting results for the matters submitted to a vote of stockholders were as follows:

Proposal No. 1 - Election of Class I Directors

At the annual meeting, the Company’s stockholders elected the persons listed below as Class II directors for a three-year term expiring at the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified:



   Votes For      Withheld      Broker Non-Votes  

Michael F. Cola

     22,021,503        2,825,681        2,715,714  

Asit Parikh, M.D., Ph.D.

     21,554,980        3,292,204        2,715,714  

Proposal No. 2 - Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2021:


Votes For

   Votes Against    Abstentions


   0    14,534


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: May 25, 2021     By:  

/s/ Larry Miller

      Larry Miller
      General Counsel and Secretary