SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 17, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
ETON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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21925 W. Field Parkway, Suite 235
Deer Park, Illinois 60010-7208
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||ETON||NASDAQ Global Market|
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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.
Effective March 17, 2021, Mark L. Baum resigned as a director of Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”). There was no disagreement with the Company relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Also on March 17, 2021, pursuant to authority contained in the Company’s Bylaws, the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) appointed Jenn Adams to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Baum’s resignation. Ms. Adams will be deemed to be a Class II director and will hold office until the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Ms. Adams is Chief Executive Officer of August Bioservices LLC which provides research, pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space, a position she has held since 2020. Prior to her involvement with August Bioservices, she was SVP & President of AmerisourceBergen’s Clinical Product Solutions Business Unit. Amerisource Bergen is a United States-based pharmaceutical wholesale distributor. From 2015-2017, Ms. Adams was President of PharMEDium Services LLC, a pharmacy compounding company owned by AmerisourceBergen. Ms. Adams spent her early career at Baxter Healthcare, serving in leadership roles in the Medication Delivery and Fenwal businesses. Since 2019, Ms. Adams has also served as Executive in residence/Senior Advisor to Oak HC/FT, a venture growth-equity fund investing in healthcare information and services.
Ms. Adams serves on the nonprofit Board of LifeScience Tennessee and holds an MBA from the Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On March 17, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Jenn Adams to the Board and the resignation of Mark L. Baum as a director.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release dated March 17, 2021.|
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: March 17, 2021||By:||/s/ W. Wilson Troutman|
|W. Wilson Troutman|
|Chief Financial Officer and Secretary|
|(Principal Financial Officer)|
Eton Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Jenn Adams to its Board of Directors
DEER PARK, Ill., March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Nasdaq: ETON), an innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing treatments for rare diseases, today announced that it has appointed Jenn Adams to its board of directors effective March 17, 2021. Ms. Adams brings extensive commercial, operational, and leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
“We are pleased to have Jenn join our board. Her experience growing pharmaceutical companies and leading sales organizations will be valuable to Eton as we continue to launch products and grow our commercial organization,” said Sean Brynjelsen, CEO of Eton Pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Adams’ experience includes leading and growing both Fortune 500 public and private equity-backed companies. She currently serves as CEO of August Bioservices, a leading provider of research, development, and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Prior to joining August Bioservices, she served as SVP & President of AmerisourceBergen’s Clinical Product Solutions Business Unit. Ms. Adams spent her early career at Baxter Healthcare, serving in leadership roles in its Medication Delivery and Fenwal businesses. Ms. Adams also serves as a Senior Advisor to Oak HC/FT, a venture growth-equity fund investing in healthcare information and services. Ms. Adams serves on the nonprofit Board of LifeScience Tennessee and holds an MBA from the Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Ms. Adams replaces Mark Baum, who stepped down from the board effective March 17 in order to devote more time to Harrow Health Inc., where he serves as Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful for Mark’s service and valuable contributions. His vision helped to create Eton and his service was instrumental in growing the company to where it is today,” said Sean Brynjelsen.
About Eton Pharmaceuticals
Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing treatments for rare diseases. The company currently owns or receives royalties from three FDA-approved products, including ALKINDI® SPRINKLE, Biorphen®, and Alaway Preservative Free®, and has six additional products that have been submitted to the FDA.