Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc
AQUINOX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/16/2017 16:41:36)





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): March 13, 2017



Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36327   98-0542593

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

450 - 887 Great Northern Way,

Vancouver, B.C.

Canada, V5T 4T5

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (604) 629-9223



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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 March 13, 2017, Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “ Company ”) and David Mitchell, the Company’s Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, entered into a Separation Agreement (the “ Agreement ”) for the termination of Mr. Mitchell’s employment on March 15, 2017 (the “ Termination   Date ”). The Agreement will become effective on the eighth day after the date of the Agreement, provided that Mr. Mitchell does not revoke the Agreement. If Mr. Mitchell allows the Agreement to become effective, then Mr. Mitchell will receive the equivalent of six months of his base salary, paid in equal installments over a six-month period. The Company will also pay COBRA benefits for Mr. Mitchell through the earliest of six months following the Termination Date, the date Mr. Mitchell becomes eligible for health insurance through a new employer or the date Mr. Mitchell ceases to be eligible for COBRA. The vesting of Mr. Mitchell’s equity awards to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock ceased as of the Termination Date. Mr. Mitchell’s staff and areas of responsibility will be managed by existing executives of the Company. No replacement is currently being contemplated. The above description of the terms of the Agreement is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Agreement, which will be filed as an exhibit to its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended

March 31, 2017.


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 thereunto duly authorized.


Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

/s/ David Main

Name:   David Main
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

Date: March 16, 2017