Epizyme, Inc.
Epizyme, Inc. (Form: S-8, Received: 03/13/2017 07:16:59)

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2017

Registration No. 333-                

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

Epizyme, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   26-1349956

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

400 Technology Square

Cambridge, MA

  02139
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

2013 Stock Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

Robert B. Bazemore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Epizyme, Inc.

400 Technology Square

Cambridge, MA 02139

(Name and address of agent for service)

(617) 229-5872

(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

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  

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of securities to be registered   Amount to be
registered(1)
  Proposed maximum
offering price per
share
  Proposed maximum
aggregate offering
price
  Amount of
registration fee

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

  2,500,000 shares (2)   $14.93 (3)   $37,325,000.00 (3)   $4,325.97

 

 

(1) In accordance with Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement shall be deemed to cover any additional securities that may from time to time be offered or issued to prevent dilution resulting from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.
(2) Consists of 2,500,000 additional shares issuable under the 2013 Stock Incentive Plan.
(3) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rules 457(c) and 457(h) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The price per share and aggregate offering price are calculated on the basis of $14.93, the average of the high and low price of the registrant’s Common Stock as reported on the NASDAQ Global Market on March 6, 2017.

 

 

 


Statement of Incorporation by Reference

This Registration Statement on Form S-8 is filed to register the offer and sale of an additional 2,500,000 shares of the Registrant’s common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, to be issued under the Registrant’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan. This Registration Statement incorporates by reference the contents of the registration statement on Form S-8, File No. 333-189629, filed by the Registrant on June 27, 2013, relating to the Registrant’s 2008 Stock Incentive Plan, 2013 Stock Incentive Plan and 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan; the registration statement on Form S-8, File No. 333-194205, filed by the Registrant on February 28, 2014, relating to the Registrant’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan and 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, except for Item 8, Exhibits; the registration statement on Form S-8, File No. 333-202681, filed by the Registrant on March 12, 2015, relating to the Registrant’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan; and the registration statement on Form S-8, File No. 333-210028, filed by the Registrant on March 9, 2016, relating to the Registrant’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 8. Exhibits.

The Index to Exhibits immediately preceding the exhibits is incorporated herein by reference.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, 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 registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Cambridge, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on this 13th day of March, 2017.

 

EPIZYME, INC.
By:   /s/ Robert B. Bazemore
Robert B. Bazemore
President and Chief Executive Officer


POWER OF ATTORNEY AND SIGNATURES

We, the undersigned officers and directors of Epizyme, Inc., hereby severally constitute and appoint Robert B. Bazemore and Andrew E. Singer, and each of them singly, our true and lawful attorneys with full power to them, and each of them singly, to sign for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below, the registration statement on Form S-8 filed herewith and any and all subsequent amendments to said registration statement, and generally to do all such things in our names and on our behalf in our capacities as officers and directors to enable Epizyme, Inc. to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and all requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming our signatures as they may be signed by our said attorneys, or any of them, to said registration statement and any and all amendments thereto.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Robert B. Bazemore

Robert B. Bazemore

  

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  March 13, 2017

/s/ Andrew E. Singer

Andrew E. Singer

  

Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  March 13, 2017

/s/ Andrew R. Allen

Andrew R. Allen, M.D., Ph.D.

   Director   March 13, 2017

/s/ Kenneth Bate

Kenneth Bate

  

Director

  March 13, 2017

/s/ Kevin T. Conroy

Kevin T. Conroy

   Director   March 13, 2017

/s/ Carl Goldfischer

Carl Goldfischer, M.D.

   Director   March 13, 2017

/s/ David M. Mott

David M. Mott

   Director   March 13, 2017

/s/ Richard F. Pops

Richard F. Pops

   Director   March 13, 2017

/s/ Beth Seidenberg

Beth Seidenberg, M.D.

   Director   March 13, 2017


INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Number

 

Description

  4.1(1)   Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant
  4.2(2)   Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Registrant
  5.1   Opinion of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, counsel to the Registrant
23.1   Consent of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
23.2   Consent of Ernst & Young LLP
24.1   Power of attorney (included on the signature pages of this registration statement)
99.1(2)   2013 Stock Incentive Plan

 

(1) Previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Exhibit to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-35945) on June 7, 2013 and incorporated herein by reference.
(2) Previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Exhibit to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-187982), and incorporated herein by reference.

Exhibit 5.1

 

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+1 617 526 6000 (t)

+1 617 526 5000 (f)

March 13, 2017

Epizyme, Inc.

400 Technology Square

Cambridge, MA 02139

 

  Re: 2013 Stock Incentive Plan

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have assisted in the preparation of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), relating to an aggregate of 2,500,000 additional shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Shares”), of Epizyme, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issuable under the Company’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).

We have examined the Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Company, each as amended and restated to date, and originals, or copies certified to our satisfaction, of all pertinent records of the meetings of the directors and stockholders of the Company, the Registration Statement and such other documents relating to the Company as we have deemed material for the purposes of this opinion.

In our examination of the foregoing documents, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as certified, photostatic or other copies, the authenticity of the originals of any such documents and the legal competence of all signatories to such documents.

We assume that the appropriate action will be taken, prior to the offer and sale of the Shares in accordance with the Plan, to register and qualify the Shares for sale under all applicable state securities or “blue sky” laws.

We express no opinion herein as to the laws of any state or jurisdiction other than the state laws of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the federal laws of the United States of America.

It is understood that this opinion is to be used only in connection with the offer and sale of the Shares while the Registration Statement is in effect.

 

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Please note that we are opining only as to the matters expressly set forth herein, and no opinion should be inferred as to any other matters.

Based on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized for issuance and, when the Shares are issued and paid for in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Plan, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion with the Commission in connection with the Registration Statement in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act. In giving such consent, we do not hereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission.

 

Very truly yours,

 

WILMER CUTLER PICKERING

HALE AND DORR LLP

By:   /s/ Stuart M. Falber
  Stuart M. Falber, Partner

Exhibit 23.2

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8) pertaining to the 2013 Stock Incentive Plan of Epizyme, Inc. of our report dated March 13, 2017, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of Epizyme, Inc., included in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP

Boston, Massachusetts

March 13, 2017