HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORP 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 4, 2012
HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION
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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.
(d) Election of Bruce C. Ginsberg to the Board of Directors.
On January 4, 2012, the Company fixed the size of its Board of Directors at five (5) members and appointed Bruce C. Ginsberg as a director of the Company. Mr. Ginsberg has been appointed to a Committee of the Board of Directors formed to review certain financing matters. Mr. Ginsberg is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of MooBella, Inc., a food service provider, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Mac-Gray Corporation (NYSE: TUC) where he serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Ginsberg will receive an annual cash retainer in accordance with the Companys current non-employee director compensation policy.
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.