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HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORP 8-K 2009

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  1. 8-K
  2. 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 9, 2009

 


 

HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 


 

Delaware

 

001-33484

 

05-0587367

(State or Other Jurisdiction

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

 

 

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

One Kendall Square
Building 700
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

02139

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(617) 264-1800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 


 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o                     Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425).

 

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Item 5.02               Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On April 9, 2009, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Helicos BioSciences Corporation (“Helicos” or the “Company”) decided to renew the monthly housing allowance for Stephen P. Hall, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Helicos for an additional six month period.  Mr. Hall’s housing allowance is provided in a lump sum payment of $3,000 per month and is treated as a taxable benefit for Mr. Hall.  In addition, the Compensation Committee approved the Company’s reimbursement of Mr. Hall’s ongoing commuting expenses to and from the Company’s Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters together with a gross up of such reimbursement for taxes for an additional six month period.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Ronald A. Lowy

Date: April 10, 2009

Name: Ronald A. Lowy

 

Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

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