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AUDENTES THERAPEUTICS, INC.

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 14, 2017

Registration No. 333-

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

________________

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER THE

SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

46-1606174

(State or other jurisdiction of

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

Identification Number)

600 California Street, 17th Floor

San Francisco, California 94108

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

2016 Equity Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

Matthew R. Patterson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.

600 California Street, 17th Floor

San Francisco, California 94108

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

Please send copies of all communications to:

Effie Toshav, Esq.

Robert A. Freedman, Esq.

Amanda L. Rose, Esq.
Fenwick & West LLP
1191 Second Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 389-4510

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act):

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

☒ (Do not check if smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by checkmark if the registrant has not elected to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

Title of Each Class of Securities

to be Registered

Amount to be

Registered(1)

Proposed Maximum

Offering Price

Per Unit

Proposed Maximum

Aggregate Offering

Price

Amount of

Registration

Fee

Common Stock, $0.00001 par value

-- To be issued under the 2016 Equity Incentive Plan

1,086,562(2)

$24.85(3)

$27,001,065.70

$3,361.63

REGISTRATION OF ADDITIONAL SHARES

PURSUANT TO GENERAL INSTRUCTION E

Pursuant to General Instruction E of Form S-8, Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Registrant”) is filing this Registration Statement with the SEC to register 1,086,562 additional shares of common stock under the Registrant’s 2016 Equity Incentive Plan (“EIP”), pursuant to the provisions of the EIP providing for an automatic increase in the number of shares reserved for issuance under the EIP on January 1, 2017.

This Registration Statement hereby incorporates by reference the contents of the Registrant’s registration statement on Form S-8 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on July 20, 2016 (Registration No. 333-212598). In accordance with the instructional note to Part I of Form S-8 as promulgated by the Commission, the information specified by Part I of Form S-8 has been omitted from this Registration Statement.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the Commission pursuant to the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) are incorporated herein by reference:

All documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the filing of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing such documents, except as to specific sections of such documents as set forth therein. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained in any subsequently filed document which also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement.

Item 8. Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed herewith:

Exhibit

Incorporated by Reference

Filed

Number

Exhibit Description

Form

File No.

Exhibit

Filing Date

Herewith

4.1

Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant

S-1

333-208842

3.2

7/11/2016

4.2

Restated Bylaws of the Registrant

S-1

333-208842

3.4

7/11/2016

4.4

Form of Registrant’s Common Stock certificate

S-1

333-208842

4.1

3/9/2016

5.1

Opinion of Fenwick & West LLP

X

23.1

Consent of Fenwick & West LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)

X

23.2

Consent of KPMG LLP, independent registered public accounting firm

X

24.1

Power of Attorney (included on the signature page to this Registration Statement)

X

99.1

2016 Equity Incentive Plan and forms of award agreements thereunder

S-1

333-208842

10.3

7/11/2016

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of San Francisco, State of California, on the 14th day of November 2017.

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Matthew Patterson and Tom Soloway, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent with full power of substitution, for him or her in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement on Form S-8, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully for all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

Signature

Title

Date

/s/ Matthew Patterson

Matthew Patterson

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

November 14, 2017

/s/ Tom Soloway

Tom Soloway

Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and

Accounting Officer)

November 14, 2017

/s/ Jennifer Jarrett

Jennifer Jarrett

Director

November 14, 2017

/s/ Louis Lange

Louis Lange

Director

November 14, 2017

/s/ Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison

Director

November 14, 2017

/s/ Kush Parmar

Kush Parmar

Director

November 14, 2017

/s/ Thomas Schuetz

Thomas Schuetz

Director

November 14, 2017

/s/ Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Director

November 14, 2017

/s/ Stephen Squinto

Stephen Squinto

Director

November 14, 2017


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