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Description of the Registrant's Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

EX-4.1 2 ex41-20220324.htm EX-4.1 Document



The following is a summary of the terms and provisions of the common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of Athersys, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Athersys,” the “Company,” “we”, “us” or “our”), and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, which are incorporated by reference herein and attached as exhibits to the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and to applicable provisions of Delaware law. This summary is not complete. You should read the provisions of our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws as currently in effect for provisions that may be important to you.

Authorized Capital Stock

We are authorized to issue 600,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share.

Common Stock

Holders of shares of common stock will be entitled to receive dividends if and when declared by the board of directors from funds legally available therefore, and, upon liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of our company, will be entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining after payment of liabilities. The holders of shares of common stock will not have any preemptive rights, but will be entitled to one vote for each share of common stock held of record. Stockholders will not have the right to cumulate their votes for the election of directors.

Preferred Stock

Our board of directors is authorized, without action by our stockholders, to designate and issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, in one or more series. The board of directors can fix the rights, preferences and privileges of the shares of each series and any of its qualifications, limitations or restrictions. Our board of directors may authorize the issuance of preferred stock with voting or conversion rights that could adversely affect the voting power or other rights of the holders of common stock. The issuance of preferred stock, while providing flexibility in connection with possible future financings, acquisitions and other corporate purposes could, under certain circumstances, have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of us and could adversely affect the market price of our common stock. We do not have any shares of preferred stock outstanding, and we have no current plans to issue any preferred stock.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

We have appointed Computershare Investor Services as the transfer agent and registrar for our common stock.


Our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “ATHX.”