Epizyme, Inc.
Epizyme, Inc. (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 04/03/2017 15:00:27)

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 2)

 

 

Epizyme, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

 

 

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

 

29428V104

(CUSIP Number)

 

 

March 23, 2017

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

[ X ] Rule 13d-1(b)

 

[ ] Rule 13d-1(c)

 

[ ] Rule 13d-1(d)

 

The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

Potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.

 

 

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CUSIP 29428V104

 

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons.

Patrick Lee, MD

 

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)

(b) ___ X ___

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization U.S.A.

 

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each Reporting

Person With:

5. Sole Voting Power 0
6. Shared Voting Power 4,699,675
7. Sole Dispositive Power 0
8. Shared Dispositive Power 4,699,675

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person 4,699,675

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See
Instructions) ______

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9) 8.07%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions) IN, HC

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CUSIP 29428V104

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons.

Anthony Joonkyoo Yun, MD

 

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)

(b) X

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization U.S.A.

 

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each Reporting

Person With:

5. Sole Voting Power 0

 

6. Shared Voting Power 4,699,675
7. Sole Dispositive Power 0
8. Shared Dispositive Power 4,699,675

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person 4,699,675

 

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See
Instructions)

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9) 8.07%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions) IN, HC

 

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CUSIP 29428V104

 

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons.

Palo Alto Investors, LLC

 

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)

(b) ___ X __

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization California

 

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each Reporting

Person With:

5. Sole Voting Power 0
6. Shared Voting Power 4,699,675
7. Sole Dispositive Power 0
8. Shared Dispositive Power 4,699,675

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person 4,699,675

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See
Instructions) ______

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9) 8.07%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions) OO, IA

 

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CUSIP 29428V104

 

 

1. Names of Reporting Persons.

Palo Alto Healthcare Master Fund II, L.P.

 

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)

(b) X

 

3. SEC Use Only

 

4. Citizenship or Place of Organization Cayman Islands

 

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each Reporting

Person With:

5. Sole Voting Power 0

6. Shared Voting Power 2,948,996

 

7. Sole Dispositive Power 0
8. Shared Dispositive Power 2,948,996

 

9. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person 2,948,996

 

10. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See
Instructions) ______

 

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9) 5.06%

 

12. Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions) PN

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CUSIP 29428V104

Item 1.

 

(a) Name of Issuer

Epizyme, Inc.

 

(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices

400 Technology Square, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Item 2.

 

(a) The names of the persons filing this statement are:

Palo Alto Investors, LLC ("PAI")
Palo Alto Healthcare Master Fund II, L.P.
Patrick Lee, MD
Anthony Joonkyoo Yun, MD

(collectively, the "Filers").

 

(b) The principal business office of the Filers is located at:

470 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301



(c) For citizenship of Filers, see Item 4 of the cover sheet for each Filer.

 

(d) This statement relates to shares of Common Stock of the Issuer (the "Stock").

 

(e) The CUSIP number of the Issuer is: 29428V104

 

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CUSIP 29428V104

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to rule 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

(a) [ ] Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 

(b) [ ] Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

(c) [ ] Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

(d) [ ] Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).

 

(e) [ x ] An investment adviser in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E) (as to PAI).

 

(f) [ ] An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).

 

(g) [ x ] A parent holding company or control person in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G) (as to Dr. Lee and Dr. Yun).

 

(h) [ ] A savings association as defined in section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).

 

(i) [ ] A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).

(j) [ ] A non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(ii)(J).

 

(k) [ ] Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution _______________________________________________________________.

 

Item 4. Ownership.

 

See Items 5-9 and 11 of the cover page for each Filer.

 

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

 

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following [ ].

 

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

 

PAI is a registered investment adviser and is the general partner and investment adviser of investment limited partnerships, and is the investment adviser to Healthcare Master II and other investment funds. PAI’s clients have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Stock. No individual client other than Healthcare Master II separately holds more than five percent of the outstanding Stock.

 

 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

 

Dr. Lee and Dr. Yun co-manage PAI. The Filers are filing this Schedule 13G jointly, but not as members of a group, and each of them expressly disclaims membership in a group. Each Filer disclaims beneficial ownership of the Stock except to the extent of that Filer’s pecuniary interest therein.

 

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 10. Certification of PAI LLC, Dr. Lee, Dr. Yun, Healthcare Master II.

 

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 

 

Exhibits

Exhibit A Joint Filing Agreement.

SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: April 3, 2017

 

PALO ALTO INVESTORS, LLC

 

By: /s/Angela Nguyen-Dinh, Chief Compliance Officer

 

 

PALO ALTO HEALTHCARE MASTER FUND II, L.P.

 

By: Palo Alto Investors, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Angela Nguyen-Dinh, Chief Compliance Officer

 

 

/s/ Patrick Lee, MD

 

/s/ Anthony Joonkyoo Yun, MD

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT A

AGREEMENT REGARDING JOINT FILING

OF STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 13D OR 13G

 

The undersigned agree to file jointly with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") any and all statements on Schedule 13D or Schedule 13G (and any amendments or supplements thereto) required under section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in connection with purchases and sales by the undersigned of the securities of any issuer until such time as the undersigned file with the SEC a statement terminating this Agreement Regarding Joint Filing of Statement on Schedule 13D or 13G. For that purpose, the undersigned hereby constitute and appoint Palo Alto Investors, LLC, a California limited liability company, as their true and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact, with full power and authority for and on behalf of the undersigned to prepare or cause to be prepared, sign, file with the SEC and furnish to any other person all certificates, instruments, agreements and documents necessary to comply with section 13(d) and section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in connection with said purchases and sales, and to do and perform every act necessary and proper to be done incident to the exercise of the foregoing power, as fully as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, until such time as the undersigned file with the SEC a statement terminating this Agreement Regarding Joint Filing of Statement on Schedule 13D or 13G.

 

Dated: April 3, 2017

 

PALO ALTO INVESTORS, LLC

 

By: /s/Angela Nguyen-Dinh, Chief Compliance Officer

 

 

PALO ALTO HEALTHCARE MASTER FUND II, L.P.

 

By: Palo Alto Investors, LLC, General Partner

 

By: /s/ Angela Nguyen-Dinh, Chief Compliance Officer

 

 

/s/ Patrick Lee, MD

 

/s/ Anthony Joonkyoo Yun, MD