8-K 1 a19-3165_18k.htm 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 15, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



British Columbia, Canada





(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


c/o Prime Clerk LLC, P.O. Box 329003, Brooklyn,
New York (mailing address for purposes of
bankruptcy proceedings)



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (844) 384-4450


7100 West Credit Avenue, Suite 101, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 0E4

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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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


(b) In connection with Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (the “Company’s”) winding down of its operations in connection with its bankruptcy proceedings, the employment by Company of the following individuals was or will be ceased, effective as of the dates noted below:


·                  Adrian Adams, Chief Executive Officer (January 31, 2019)

·                  Andrew Koven, President and Chief Business Officer (January 31, 2019)

·                  Jennifer Armstrong, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration (January 31, 2019)

·                  Michael Kaseta, Chief Financial Officer (January 18, 2019)


Mr. Adams will continue as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.




Effective as of January 18, 2019, Sanjay Subramanian, 43, the Company’s current Treasurer, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Subramanian was the Director of Treasury at Bausch Health Companies. Mr. Subramanian started his finance career at General Motors Co. where he held various positions before leaving as the Treasurer of GM Korea.


Effective as of January 31, 2019, Christopher Freeland, 40, the Company’s current General Counsel, will also assume the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to being appointed as the Company’s General Counsel, Mr. Freeland was the Company’s Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Freeland was an Associate General Counsel at American International Group. Mr. Freeland started his legal career as a corporate associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.






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.


Date: January 18, 2019







/s/ Christopher Freeland



Christopher Freeland



General Counsel