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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.     )

 

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Preliminary Proxy Statement

 

 

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Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

 

 

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Definitive Proxy Statement

 

 

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Definitive Additional Materials

 

 

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Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

bluebird bio, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if Other Than The Registrant)

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April 24, 2015

Dear Stockholder:

You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of bluebird bio, Inc. The meeting will be held on June 4, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the offices of the Company, located at 150 Second Street, Third Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Details regarding admission to the meeting and the business to be conducted are more fully described in the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement.

At this Annual Meeting, the agenda includes the election of two (2) Class II directors for three-year terms, the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as bluebird’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, the approval, by non-binding vote, of executive compensation and the recommendation, by non-binding vote, of the frequency of future, non-binding advisory votes on executive compensation.

Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, the Company is providing access to the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting to shareholders via the Internet. Accordingly, you can access the proxy materials and vote at www.proxyvote.com. Instructions for accessing the proxy materials and voting are described below and in the Notice of Annual Meeting that you received in the mail. Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the meeting, please carefully review the enclosed proxy statement and then cast your vote, regardless of the number of shares you hold. If you are a stockholder of record, you may vote over the Internet, by telephone, or, if you request to receive a printed set of the proxy materials, by completing, signing, dating and mailing the accompanying proxy card in the return envelope. Submitting your vote via the Internet or by telephone or proxy card will not affect your right to vote in person if you decide to attend the Annual Meeting. If your shares are held in street name (held for your account by a broker or other nominee), you will receive instructions from your broker or other nominee explaining how to vote your shares, and you will have the option to cast your vote by telephone or over the Internet if your voting instruction form from your broker or nominee includes instructions and a toll-free telephone number or Internet website to do so. In any event, to be sure that your vote will be received in time, please cast your vote by your choice of available means at your earliest convenience.

We hope that you will join us on June 4, 2015. Your continuing interest in bluebird is very much appreciated.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nick Leschly

President & Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 



NOTICE OF 2015 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

 

 

 

Time

8:30 a.m., Eastern Time

 

 

Date

Thursday, June 4, 2015

 

 

Place

The Company’s offices at 150 Second Street, Third Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

 

Purpose

To elect Daniel S. Lynch and John M. Maraganore as Class II members of the Board of Directors, to serve until the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified;

 

 

 

To hold an advisory vote on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers;

 

 

 

To hold an advisory vote to determine the frequency of future stockholder advisory votes on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers;

 

 

 

To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015; and

 

To transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

 

 

Record Date

The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on April 10, 2015 as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting.

 

 

Meeting Admission

All stockholders as of the record date, or their duly appointed proxies, may attend the meeting. If you attend, you will be asked to present valid picture identification such as a driver’s license or passport. If your bluebird stock is held in a brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of shares held in street name, and this proxy statement is being forwarded to you by your broker or nominee. As a result, your name does not appear on our list of stockholders. If your stock is held in street name, in addition to picture identification, you should bring with you a letter or account statement showing that you were the beneficial owner of the stock on the record date, in order to be admitted to the meeting.

 

 

Voting by Proxy

If you are a stockholder of record, please vote via the Internet or, for shares held in street name, please submit the voting instruction form you receive from your broker or nominee, as soon as possible so your shares can be voted at the meeting. You may submit your voting instruction form by mail. If you are a stockholder of record, you may also vote by telephone or by submitting a proxy card by mail. If your shares are held in street name, you will receive instructions from your broker or other nominee explaining how to vote your shares, and you may also have the choice of instructing the record holder as to the voting of your shares over the Internet or by telephone. Follow the instructions on the voting instruction form you received from your broker or nominee.

 

By order of the Board of Directors,

 

Jason F. Cole, Secretary

Cambridge, Massachusetts

April 24, 2015

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the bluebird 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to Be Held on June 4, 2015: The Notice of 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, proxy statement and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, as amended, are available at www.bluebirdbio.com by following the link for “Investors & Media.” To obtain directions to our offices in order to attend the annual meeting in person, please visit the “Investors & Media – Calendar of Events” section of our website at www.bluebirdbio.com or contact Investor Relations at (339) 499-9300.

 

 

 

 

BLUEBIRD BIO, INC.

150 SECOND STREET

THIRD FLOOR

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02141

PROXY STATEMENT

FOR THE 2015 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

TO BE HELD ON JUNE 4, 2015
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