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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 16, 2021




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Delaware   001-39114   46-1454898

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2 W. Liberty Blvd #100

Malvern, PA 19355

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Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   GRTX   The Nasdaq Global Market

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Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 16, 2021, Galera Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders. A total of 21,474,218 shares of common stock were present online or represented by proxy at the meeting, representing approximately 85.0% percent of the Company’s outstanding common stock as of the April 23, 2021 record date. The following are the voting results for the proposals considered and voted upon at the meeting, all of which were described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2021.

Item 1 — Election of two Class II Directors to serve until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.


NOMINEE   Votes FOR   Votes WITHHELD   Broker Non-Votes

Lawrence Alleva

  18,971,495   1,005,837   1,496,886

Kevin Lokay

  18,352,663   1,624,669   1,496,886

Item 2 — Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021.


Votes FOR   Votes AGAINST   Votes ABSTAINED   Broker Non-Votes


  3,543   310   0

Based on the foregoing votes, Lawrence Alleva and Kevin Lokay were elected as Class II Directors and Item 2 was approved.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On June 16, 2021, the Company ceased enrolling subjects in its Phase 2 pilot trial of avasopasem in hospitalized patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. Enrollment in the trial was limited at the three centers that participated. Due to the success of the vaccines and the overall decline in COVID-related hospitalizations in the United States, the Company has determined that it is not feasible to complete the trial.


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: June 17, 2021     By:  

/s/ J. Mel Sorensen, M.D.


J. Mel Sorensen, M.D.

      President and Chief Executive Officer