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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 29, 2024



Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   000-50768   06-1376651

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


12830 El Camino Real, Suite 400  
San Diego, California   92130
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (858) 558-2871


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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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   ACAD   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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).

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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.

(e) On May 29, 2024, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2024 Annual Meeting”). As further described in Item 5.07 below, the stockholders of the Company approved the adoption of the Company’s 2024 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) at the 2024 Annual Meeting. The Company’s Board of Directors had previously approved the Plan, subject to stockholder approval.

A description of the material terms of the Plan are contained in the section entitled “Proposal 3: Approval of the Company’s 2024 Equity Incentive Plan” of the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2024 Annual Meeting filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2024 (the “Proxy Statement”). That description is incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference. Such description, as well as the foregoing description in this Item 5.02, do not purport to be complete, and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Plan, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.



The Company held its 2024 Annual Meeting on May 29, 2024.



The election of three nominees to serve as Class II directors on the Company’s Board of Directors until the Company’s 2027 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was carried out at the 2024 Annual Meeting. The following three Class II directors were elected by the votes indicated:


     For      Withheld      Broker Non-

Julian C. Baker

     125,520,719        15,262,794        10,293,742  

Stephen R. Biggar, M.D., Ph.D.

     128,641,034        12,142,479        10,293,742  

Daniel B. Soland

     124,834,854        15,948,659        10,293,742  

In addition to the election of three Class II directors, the following matters were submitted to a vote of the stockholders at the 2024 Annual Meeting:



the approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, which was approved by the following vote:








Broker Non-Votes


  7,639,777   149,718   10,293,742



the approval of the Plan, which was approved by the following vote:








Broker Non-Votes


  9,393,895   74,251   10,293,742



the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, which was ratified by the following vote:








  988,631   69,849

Each of the foregoing voting results from the 2024 Annual Meeting is final.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






10.1    Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2024 Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to Registration Statement No. 333-279784).
104    Cover page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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.


    Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Date: May 29, 2024   By:  

/s/ Jennifer J. Rhodes

    Jennifer J. Rhodes
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary