SEC Filings

S-1
AVEXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1 on 01/15/2016
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    reviewing and approving the engagement of our independent auditors to perform audit services and any permissible non-audit services;

    monitoring the rotation of partners of our independent auditors on our engagement team as required by law;

    prior to engagement of any independent auditor, and at least annually thereafter, reviewing relationships that may reasonably be thought to bear on their independence, and assessing and otherwise taking the appropriate action to oversee the independence of our independent auditor;

    reviewing our annual and quarterly financial statements and reports, including the disclosures contained under the caption "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and discussing the statements and reports with our independent auditors and management;

    reviewing with our independent auditors and management significant issues that arise regarding accounting principles and financial statement presentation and matters concerning the scope, adequacy and effectiveness of our financial controls;

    reviewing with management and our auditors any earnings announcements and other public announcements regarding material developments;

    establishing procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by us regarding financial controls, accounting or auditing matters and other matters;

    preparing the report that the SEC requires in our annual proxy statement;

    reviewing and providing oversight of any related-person transactions in accordance with our related person transaction policy and reviewing and monitoring compliance with legal and regulatory responsibilities, including our code of business conduct and ethics;

    reviewing our major financial risk exposures, including the guidelines and policies to govern the process by which risk assessment and risk management is implemented;

    reviewing on a periodic basis our investment policy; and

    reviewing and evaluating on an annual basis the performance of the audit committee and the audit committee charter.

          We believe that the composition and functioning of our audit committee complies with all applicable requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and all applicable SEC and NASDAQ rules and regulations. We intend to comply with future requirements to the extent they become applicable to us.

Compensation Committee

          Our compensation committee consists of Frank Verwiel, Terrence Kearney and Carole Nuechterlein, with Mr. Verwiel serving as chair of the compensation committee. Each of these individuals is a non-employee director, as defined in Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act and is an "outside director," as defined pursuant to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code. Our board of directors has determined that each of these individuals is "independent" as defined under the applicable listing standards of NASDAQ, including the standards specific to members of a compensation committee. The functions of this committee include, among other things:

    reviewing, modifying and approving (or if it deems appropriate, making recommendations to the full board of directors regarding) our overall compensation strategy and policies;

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