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): September 15, 2017

 

 

RXi PHARMACEUTICALS

CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36304   45-3215903

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

257 Simarano Drive, Suite 101

Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (508) 767-3861

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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. ☒

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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 September 15, 2017, Alexey Eliseev’s employment with RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“RXi”) as Chief Business Officer of RXi ended. Dr. Eliseev’s termination will be treated as a termination without cause for purposes of the Employment Agreement, dated January 6, 2017, between Dr. Eliseev and RXi, and Dr. Eliseev will receive severance benefits consistent with and subject to the conditions set forth in the Employment Agreement.

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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.

 

    RXi PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Date: September 15, 2017     By:   /s/ Geert Cauwenbergh
     

Geert Cauwenbergh, Dr. Med. Sc.

Chief Executive Officer

 

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