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Washington, D.C. 20549



(Amendment No. 1)



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 5, 2021


Twist Bioscience Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38720   46-2058888

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I. R. S. Employer

Identification No.)


681 Gateway Boulevard

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP code)


(800) 719-0671

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

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


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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


Title of each class  




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   TWST   The Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨






Explanatory Note


This Amendment No. 1 on Form 8-K/A (the “Amendment”) is being filed by Twist Bioscience Corporation (the “Company”) to amend the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2021 (the “Original Report”), solely to supplement Item 5.02 of the Original Report to include additional disclosure regarding a board committee assignment. This Amendment does not otherwise amend, update or change any other disclosure contained in the Original Report.


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


As previously reported in the Original Report, on August 5, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company elected Dr. Melissa Starovasnik to serve as a new Class I director of the Board, effective immediately. On November 17, 2021, Dr. Starovasnik was appointed to the Compensation Committee of the Board.






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 23, 2021 Twist Bioscience Corporation
  /s/ William E. Solis
  William E. Solis
  Senior Director, Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary