Arena Pharmaceuticals 8-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 13, 2017
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (858) 453-7200
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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In this report, “Arena Pharmaceuticals,” “Arena,” “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and/or one or more of our wholly owned subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise provides. Arena Pharmaceuticals® and Arena® are registered service marks of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Explanatory Note: This Amendment No. 1 on Form 8-K/A, or Amendment, is an amendment to the Current Report on Form 8-K we filed on February 14, 2017. This Amendment is being filed solely for the purpose of satisfying Instruction 2 to Item 5.02 of Form 8-K.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) Appointment of Drs. Jayson Dallas, M.D., Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., and Garry A. Neil, M.D. to Certain Committees of our Board of Directors
As described in the Current Report on Form 8-K we filed on February 14, 2017, on February 13, 2017, the board of directors, or the Board, of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or the Company, appointed Drs. Jayson Dallas, M.D., Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., and Garry A. Neil, M.D., to serve as directors. At the time of the filing, the Board had not yet determined the committees of the Board on which Drs. Dallas, Fetzer and Neil would serve.
At the Board’s meeting on June 13, 2017, the Board appointed members to the Board’s standing committees, effective immediately. Dr. Dallas was appointed to the Board’s Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Dr. Fetzer was appointed to the Board’s Compensation Committee. Dr. Neil was appointed to the Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
In connection with their committee appointments, effective July 1, 2017, Drs. Dallas, Fetzer, and Neil are each eligible to receive retainers in connection with their service on committees of the Board. For Compensation Committee service, a quarterly retainer of $1,875 applies. For Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee service, a quarterly retainer of $1,250 applies.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.