8-K 1 tm215305d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K














Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 29, 2021




SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33958   20-8099512
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)


File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


7 Times Square, Suite 2503

New York, NY 10036

    (Address of Principal Executive
Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 200-5278




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share SLS The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







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


As previously reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 18, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (the “Company”) on December 17, 2018 appointed John T. Burns as the Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller and designated him as the “interim principal accounting officer” of the Company for purposes of all filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Mr. Burns’ biographical information and the terms of his employment arrangement with the Company were previously disclosed in the above-referenced Form 8-K.


On January 29, 2021, the Board acted to remove the “interim” designation and appoint Mr. Burns as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and “principal accounting officer”.


Mr. Burns was not, at any time, selected as an officer of the Company pursuant to any understanding between Mr. Burns and any other person. There are no family relationships between Mr. Burns and the directors and executive officers of the Company.







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.



  SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc.
Date: February 3, 2021 By:   /s/ Barbara A. Wood
      Name: Barbara A. Wood
      Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary