SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): May 1, 2021
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification Number)|
343 Allerton Ave.
South San Francisco, California 94090
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||VTGN||Nasdaq Capital Market|
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Item 5.02 Election of Directors.
On May 1, 2021, Ann M. Cunningham, MBA, who currently serves on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”), was appointed to serve as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer. In addition to her position as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ms. Cunningham will continue to serve as a member of the Board, but will be replaced on the Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee by the Company’s recently appointed independent director, Joanne Curley, Ph.D. A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Cunningham’s appointment is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
Ms. Cunningham, age 53, has served as a member of the Company’s Board since January 10, 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Cunningham was Founder and Managing Partner of i3 Strategy Partners, a consulting firm founded in 2018 that specializes in assisting companies in the pharmaceutical space. Prior to founding i3 Strategy Partners, Ms. Cunningham served as Vice President, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Psychiatry for Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd. from 2015 to 2018, as Senior Marketing Director for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies from 2013 to 2015 and in several marketing-focused positions for Eli Lily and Company from 1999 to 2013, including serving as Global Marketing Senior Director from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Cunningham holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Yale University and an MBA, with a focus on marketing management, from the University of Michigan.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Cunningham and any other person pursuant to which she was appointed as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer, and, except as discussed herein, Ms. Cunningham is not a participant in any related party transaction required to be reported pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See Exhibit Index.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Date: May 4, 2021||By:||/s/ Shawn K. Singh|
Shawn K. Singh
Chief Executive Officer
|Press Release issued by VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc., dated May 4, 2021|