Washington, D.C.  20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


October 30, 2019

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


Bicycle Therapeutics plc

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


England and Wales




Not applicable

(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


B900, Babraham Research Campus



Cambridge CB22 3AT



United Kingdom


Not Applicable

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +44 1223 261503


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Ordinary shares, nominal value £0.01 per share




The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC*

American Depositary Shares, each representing one ordinary share, nominal value £0.01 per share




The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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Emerging growth company   x


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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 October 30, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bicycle Therapeutics plc (the “Company”), upon the recommendation of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, voted to elect Veronica Jordan to the Board, effective immediately. Dr. Jordan will serve as a Class I director whose term will expire at the Company’s 2020 annual general meeting of shareholders.  Dr. Jordan will also serve as Chair of the Compensation Committee of the Board, replacing Richard Kender, who served as interim Chair of the Compensation Committee since July 18, 2019, and who will, along with Janice Bourque, remain a member of the Compensation Committee.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Jordan and any other person pursuant to which Dr. Jordan was elected as a director.  Dr. Jordan does not have any family relationships with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers, and she does not have a direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Dr. Jordan will receive (i) annual cash compensation of $40,000 for her service as a director and (ii) annual cash compensation of $13,000 for her service as Chair of the Compensation Committee.


Additionally, Dr. Jordan is also eligible for an equity award of 23,798 ordinary shares, nominal value £0.01 per share, of the Company (the “Initial Grant”), which will be granted at a future meeting of the Board.  The Initial Grant will vest in equal monthly installments over three years from the date of grant, subject to continued service as a director through the applicable vesting dates. The Initial Grant is subject to full accelerated vesting upon the sale of Company.  The Company will also reimburse reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Dr. Jordan for her attendance at meetings of the Board or any committee thereof.


In connection with her appointment to the Board, Dr. Jordan has entered into the Company’s standard form of deed of indemnity, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 10.12 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-231076) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 2019.






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: November 5, 2019






/s/ Lee Kalowski






Lee Kalowski



Chief Financial Officer