NPS Pharmaceuticals 8-K 2014
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) February 28, 2014
NPS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
550 Hills Drive, 3rd Floor
Bedminster, NJ 07921
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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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.
Edward Stratemeier, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.s (the Company) Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, retired on February 28, 2014. The Company had previously announced that Mr. Stratemeier would retire on the earlier of March 31, 2014 or the date that the Company has named an acceptable replacement to assume Mr. Stratemeiers responsibilities. Mr. Stratemeier will continue to serve the Company as an outside consultant, and during such service his outstanding equity awards will continue to vest according to their terms.
Effective March 3, 2014, Christine Mikail was appointed Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Mikail previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, as well as General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, at Dendreon, a public biotechnology company, where she led a bi-coastal legal and compliance team and business development team. Previously, she held senior corporate development and legal positions with Savient Pharmaceuticals, ImClone Systems, and Eli Lilly.
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.