SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 19, 2021
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
|3201 Carnegie Avenue,||Cleveland,||Ohio||44115-2634|
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||ATHX||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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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 May 19, 2021, Ms. Laura Campbell, Senior Vice President of Finance of Athersys, Inc. (the “Company”, “our” or “we”), notified the Company that she will be retiring from the Company around July 2021. Effective as of May 19, 2021, Mr. Ivor Macleod, the current Chief Financial Officer of the Company, assumed the role of our principal accounting officer. Mr. Macleod's biography is incorporated herein by reference to Part 1, Item 3A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (File No. 001-33876).
We thank Ms. Campbell for her contributions over the past twenty-three years.
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: May 21, 2021
|By:||/s/ Ivor Macleod|
|Name: Ivor Macleod|
Title: Chief Financial Officer