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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 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): July 29, 2022
  
Athersys, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter) 
 
 
Delaware   001-33876   20-4864095
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
3201 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2634
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (216) 431-9900
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share ATHX The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
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).
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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 August 4, 2022, Athersys, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has appointed Kasey Rosado as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective as of July 29, 2022. Mr. Dan Camardo, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, will continue to act as the Company's principal financial officer until the Company files its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Ms. Rosado, age 49, has served as a Senior Managing Director with Ankura Consulting Group, LLC, a leading global expert services and advisory firm (“Ankura”), since 2018. Prior to joining Ankura, Ms. Rosado was a managing director at CDG Group, a leading restructuring advisory, turnaround management, value enhancement and transaction advisory firm, since 1998. Pursuant to an engagement agreement between the Company and Ankura, Ms. Rosado will continue to receive her compensation and benefits from Ankura. In connection with the appointment of Ms. Rosado as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, the Company expects to pay Ankura approximately $100,000 per month under the engagement agreement.

Except as described above, there are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Rosado and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. Rosado was named interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Rosado does not have any family relationship with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers or any persons nominated or chosen by the Company to be a director or executive officer. Ms. Rosado does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.





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.
Date: August 4, 2022
ATHERSYS, INC.
By: /s/ Daniel Camardo
Name: Daniel Camardo
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

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