Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 10, 2017



Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-30171   68-0359556
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File No.)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

501 Canal Blvd., Richmond, California 94804

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(510) 970-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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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.

(e) On November 10, 2017, the compensation committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the board of directors of Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”), approved the amendment and restatement of the Company’s Amended and Restated 2013 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2013 Plan”), to reserve an additional one million (1,000,000) shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, to be used exclusively for grants of awards to individuals who were not previously employees or non-employee directors of the Company (or following a bona fide period of non-employment with the Company), as an inducement material to each such individual’s entry into employment with us within the meaning of Rule 5635(c)(4) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules, or Rule 5635(c)(4). The 2013 Plan was amended and restated by the Compensation Committee without stockholder approval pursuant to Rule 5635(c)(4).

A complete copy of the 2013 Plan, as amended and restated, is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The above summary of amendment and restatement of the 2013 Plan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.




   Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Stock Incentive Plan.


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 14, 2017




/s/ Kathy Yi

      Kathy Yi
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer