Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 31, 2016



AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-34655   04-3581650

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


One Broadway, 14th Floor

Cambridge, Massachusetts

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 588-1960



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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 29, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filed a complaint against AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) and three of its former officers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (the “Court”) alleging that the Company misled investors about its efforts to obtain Food and Drug Administration approval for tivozanib. Without admitting or denying the allegations in the SEC’s complaint, the Company consented to the entry of a final judgment pursuant to which it would pay the SEC a $4 million civil penalty to settle the SEC’s claims against the Company. The settlement was subject to Court approval.

On March 31, 2016, the Court entered a final judgment which (i) approved the settlement; (ii) permanently enjoined the Company from violating Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Sections 10(b) and 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and rules 10b-5, 12b-20, 13a-1, 13a-11 and 13a-13 promulgated thereunder; and (iii) ordered the Company to pay the agreed-to civil penalty. The SEC’s action against the Company’s three former officers is still pending.


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.


    AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: April 4, 2016      

/s/ Michael Bailey

      Michael Bailey
      President and Chief Executive Officer