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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): January 5, 2021 (December 29, 2020)

 

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware

(State or Other

Jurisdiction of

Incorporation)

001-31918

(Commission File

Number)

04-3072298

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

505 Eagleview Blvd., Suite 212    
Exton, Pennsylvania   19341
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (484) 348-1600

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425).
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12).
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240-14d-2(b)).
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240-13e-4(c)).

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which
registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   IDRA   Nasdaq Capital Market

 

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.

 

As reported on a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 17, 2020, Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) previously announced that R. Clayton Fletcher retired from his role as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning, effective December 31, 2020.

 

On December 29, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), Company entered into a consulting services agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”) with Mr. Fletcher. The Consulting Agreement terminates one year following the Effective Date and provides for aggregate payments to Mr. Fletcher of up to $180,000, to be paid in equal monthly installments over the term of the Consulting Agreement. The Consulting Agreement also includes confidentiality and non-solicitation restrictions.

 

The foregoing description of the Consulting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Consulting Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

   
10.1   Consulting Agreement, dated December 29, 2020, between the Company and R. Clayton Fletcher. 
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 

 

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.

 

       
  IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
     
Dated: January 5, 2021 By:   /s/ Bryant D. Lim
     

Bryant D. Lim

Senior V.P., General Counsel