8-K 1 d435001d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 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): July 27, 2017

 

 

CRISPR THERAPEUTICS AG

(Exact Name of Company as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Switzerland   001-37923   Not Applicable

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

Baarerstrasse 14

6300 Zug

Switzerland

+41 61 228 7800

(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

Not applicable

(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.

As disclosed previously on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2017, Marc Becker, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics AG (the “Company”), took a family and medical leave of absence. Mr. Becker will not resume his duties as the Company’s principal financial officer or principal accounting officer. He will be transitioning his remaining responsibilities at the Company over the coming months and will be leaving his functions at the Company as of September 30, 2017.

As disclosed previously on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2017, Samarth Kulkarni, Ph.D., the Company’s President and Chief Business Officer will continue to serve as the Company’s acting principal financial officer and Michael Esposito, the Company’s Senior Director, Controller, will continue to serve as the Company’s acting principal accounting officer, in each case, until such time as the Company hires Mr. Becker’s replacement.

The Company’s Board of Directors has begun the search for the Company’s next Chief Financial Officer, and will work with a leading executive search firm to assist in identifying and evaluating candidates.


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.

 

  CRISPR THERAPEUTICS AG
Date: July 27, 2017   By:  

/s/ Samarth Kulkarni

    Samarth Kulkarni, Ph.D.
    President and Chief Business Officer