Filed by Flex Pharma, Inc.
pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-6(b)
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Form S-4 File No.: 333-229666
Subject Company: Salarius Pharmaceuticals, LLC
SEC File No.: 001-36812
Flex Pharma, Inc. intends to send the following letter to certain of its stockholders.
June 10, 2019
URGENTVOTE NEEDED BY JUNE 14
The crucial Special Meeting of Stockholders of Flex Pharma, Inc. will be held this Friday, June 14th, and Flex Pharma has not yet received enough votes to complete its merger with Salarius Pharmaceuticals. If Flex Pharma does not complete the merger, you will likely lose most of the value of your investment.
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis, the two largest U.S. institutional voting advisory services relied on by hundreds of institutional shareholders, pension funds, hedge funds and other fiduciaries, have both recommended that shareholders vote FOR all agenda items, as has your Board of Directors.
We need your vote TODAY. Failure to vote before June 14, or a vote against any proposal, puts the merger at risk.
Please vote today by telephone or via the Internet, to ensure that your vote is received before the meeting.
Very truly yours,
William McVicar, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Forward-Looking Statements. Certain statements in this communication constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. These forward-looking statements reflect Flexs current views about its plans. Although Flex believes that its plans as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results will be affected by a variety of risks and uncertainties that are beyond its control. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: inability to complete the proposed transaction; the ability of the proposed transaction to increase stockholder value; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the risk factors section of Flex Pharmas registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-229666), Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q filed with the SEC, as well as other filings Flex Pharma makes with the SEC from time-to-time. Many of these factors that will determine actual results are beyond Flex Pharmas ability to control or predict. Flex Pharma disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Additional Information and Where to Find It. This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed transaction. In connection with the proposed transaction, Flex Pharma filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-229666) containing a proxy statement/prospectus/information statement, which was declared effective by the SEC on April 29, 2019. On April 30, 2019, Flex Pharma filed a definitive proxy statement/prospectus/information statement with the SEC. On or around May 3, 2019, Flex Pharma began mailing the definitive proxy statement/prospectus/information statement to Flex Pharma stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 17, 2019 and members of Salarius. FLEX PHARMA URGES INVESTORS AND EQUITYHOLDERS OF FLEX PHARMA AND SALARIUS TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS/INFORMATION STATEMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION, AS WELL AS OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED OR THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FLEX PHARMA, SALARIUS AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. This communication is not a substitute for the registration statement, definitive proxy statement/prospectus/information statement or any other documents that Flex Pharma has filed or may file with the SEC or send to Flex Pharma or Salarius equityholders in connection with the proposed transaction.
You may obtain free copies of the registration statement, definitive proxy statement/prospectus/information statement and all other documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction at the website maintained by the SEC, www.sec.gov. Once they are filed, copies of the registration statement and definitive proxy statement/prospectus/information statement will be available free of charge on Flex Pharmas website at www.flex-pharma.com or by contacting John McCabe at email@example.com.
Participants in Solicitation. Flex Pharma, Salarius and their respective directors or managers and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the holders of Flex Pharma common stock in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about Flex Pharmas directors and executive officers is set forth in Flex Pharmas Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on March 6, 2019, and amended on April 16, 2019. Other information regarding the interests of such individuals, as well as information regarding Salarius managers and executive officers and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction, is set forth in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus/information statement. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.
Non-Solicitation. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No public offer of securities in connection with the merger shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.