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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): February 8, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Cayman Islands   001-40290   98-1583537
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


645 Fifth Avenue, 21st Floor

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(212) 303-1650

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


Not Applicable

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


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value per share, and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant   MSDAU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A ordinary shares included as part of the Units   MSDA   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50   MSDAW   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.


On February 8, 2022, Barry McCarthy, a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of MSD Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), notified the Board of his decision to resign as director of the Company effective immediately. Mr. McCarthy has been a member of the Board since the Company’s initial public offering and was a chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board and a member of the Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. McCarthy resigned from the Board in connection with his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of another public company and not due to any disagreement with the Company.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 9, 2022 MSD ACQUISITION CORP.
  By: /s/ John Cardoso
    Name:  John Cardoso
    Title: Chief Financial Officer