8-K 1 tm2124656d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549








Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 9, 2021




Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-39200 81-4254660
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


One Main Street, 10th Floor  
Cambridge, MA 02142
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 617-252-0848


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)




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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 BDTX The Nasdaq Global Select Market


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 x


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.


On August 9, 2021 (the “Effective Date”), upon the recommendation of its Compensation, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Mark Velleca, M.D., Ph.D. to serve on the Board as a Class I director to hold office until the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2024 or until his earlier death, resignation or removal.


In connection with Dr. Velleca’s appointment to the Board, the Board determined that Dr. Velleca is independent under the listing standards of Nasdaq. Dr. Velleca was not appointed to serve on any committees at this time.


As a non-employee director, Dr. Velleca will receive compensation, including an initial equity award for his Board service in accordance with the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy. Dr. Velleca is not a party to any transaction with the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, and there are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Velleca and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director. In addition, Dr. Velleca will enter into an indemnification agreement with the Company consistent with the form of indemnification agreement entered into between the Company and its existing non-employee directors.


On August 10, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing Dr. Velleca’s appointment to the Board. A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01. Exhibits


(d) Exhibits
99.1 Press Release issued by the Company on August 10, 2021, furnished herewith.







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.


  By: /s/ Thomas Leggett
  Name: Thomas Leggett
  Title: Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer