SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 9, 2021
GOSSAMER BIO, INC.
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3013 Science Park Road
San Diego, California, 92121
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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.
On June 10, 2021, upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Gossamer Bio, Inc. (the “Company”), and pursuant to the amended and restated bylaws of the Company, the Board appointed Sandra Milligan, M.D., J.D. to serve as a Class I director, with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. Since June 2020, Dr. Milligan has served the Head of Research and Development of Organon & Co. From January 2015 to June 2020, Dr. Milligan served as Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety at Merck. Dr. Milligan also served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Genentech from 2012 to 2015 and in positions of increasing responsibility across legal and regulatory affairs functions at Amgen from 2002 to 2012.
Pursuant to the Company’s non-employee director compensation program, Dr. Milligan (i) will receive an annual cash retainer of $40,000 for service on the Board, and (ii) was granted on the date of her appointment an option to purchase 47,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, which vests monthly over three years. Dr. Milligan has also entered into the Company’s standard form of Indemnification Agreement, the form of which was filed as Exhibit 10.14 to the Company's Form S-1, filed with the SEC on December 21, 2018, and incorporated herein by reference.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Dr. Milligan and any other person pursuant to which Dr. Milligan was appointed as a director. Dr. Milligan is not a party to any transaction that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Board has determined that Dr. Milligan is an independent director in accordance with the listing requirements of the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
On June 14, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing Dr. Milligan’s appointment to the Board. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by this reference.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Gossamer Bio, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders on June 9, 2021. The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the meeting and the number of votes cast for, withheld or against, the number of abstentions and the number of broker non-votes with respect to each matter, as applicable.
1.The election of two directors to serve as Class III directors for a three-year term to expire at the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders. The following two Class III directors were re-elected by the votes indicated:
2.The ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The selection was ratified by the votes indicated:
3.The approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers. The compensation of the named executive officers was approved, on an advisory basis, by the votes indicated:
4.The stockholders' recommendation, on an advisory basis, regarding the frequency of the stockholder vote to approve the compensation of the named executive officers. The frequency was ratified, on an advisory basis, by the votes indicated:
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Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
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|Date: June 14, 2021|| ||By:||/s/ Christian Waage|
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Gossamer Bio Announces Appointment of Sandra Milligan, M.D., J.D., to its Board of Directors
SAN DIEGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 14, 2021 — Gossamer Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOSS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics in the disease areas of immunology, inflammation and oncology, today announced the appointment of Sandra Milligan, M.D., J.D., to its Board of Directors.
“It is an honor to welcome Dr. Sandra Milligan to the Gossamer Bio team,” said Faheem Hasnain, Chairman, President and CEO of Gossamer Bio. “Dr. Milligan has a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be invaluable to Gossamer’s ongoing efforts to deliver novel therapies to patients in need. The rest of the Board of Directors and I look forward to collaborating closely with her.”
Since June 2020, Dr. Milligan has served as the Head of Research and Development of Organon & Co. Before joining Organon, Dr. Milligan served as Merck & Co.’s Senior Vice President and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety, from 2015 to 2020. Previously, from 2012 to 2015, she served as Vice President of Product Development Regulatory for Genentech, Inc., and from 2002 to 2012, she was at Amgen Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility across legal and regulatory affairs functions. Dr. Milligan served in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1987 to 1994. Dr. Milligan was on the Board of Directors of the Drug Information Association, or DIA, from 2011 to 2017, including serving as chair, and is now a DIA fellow.
Dr. Milligan received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, she is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
About Gossamer Bio
Gossamer Bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics in the disease areas of immunology, inflammation and oncology. Its goal is to be an industry leader in each of these therapeutic areas and to enhance and extend the lives of patients suffering from such diseases.
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