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): April 24, 2019

 

 

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-35935   20-0216859

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

270 E. Grand Avenue

South San Francisco, California

  94080
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 246-7300

 

 

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

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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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.

(b)

On April 24, 2019, John Curnutte, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Research and Development, notified Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) of his decision to retire, effective May 17, 2019. Dr. Curnutte is expected to remain in a consultancy role to the Company following his retirement.


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.

 

    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dated: April 25, 2019    
    By:  

/s/ Mike Ouimette

      Mike Ouimette
      Executive Director, Corporate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary