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): June 1, 2018
VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|
|(Commission File No.)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (202) 734-3400
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
The information set forth in Item 3.03 related to the Amendment (as defined therein) is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 1.02.||Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.|
The information set forth in Item 3.03 related to the Amendment is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 3.03.||Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.|
On June 1, 2018, the Board of Directors of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the Company) voted to terminate the Companys Rights Agreement as described below. Also, the Company and American Stock Transfer and Trust Company (the Rights Agent), have executed an Amendment (the Amendment), dated as of June 1, 2018, to that certain Rights Agreement dated as of September 25, 2008, between the Company and the Rights Agent (the Rights Agreement), regarding the Companys preferred stock purchase rights (the Rights).
The Amendment will have the effect of causing the Rights Agreement and the Rights to terminate on June 1, 2018.
The description contained herein of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the terms of such document, which is attached hereto as an exhibit and incorporated herein by this reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|4.1||Amendment to Rights Agreement, dated June 1, 2018, between the Company and American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, as Rights Agent.|
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.
|Dated: June 1, 2018||VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.|
|Name:||James P. Kelly|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary|