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): November 20, 2017
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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
Departure of Joshua T. Brumm
On November 20, 2017, Versartis, Inc. (the Company ) and Joshua T. Brumm, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, entered into a separation agreement (the Separation Agreement ) pursuant to which Mr. Brumm resigned effective December 1, 2017. Mr. Brumm will remain available to assist the Company with the transition through December 31, 2017. Under the Separation Agreement, Mr. Brumm will receive, in exchange for, among other things, a general release of all known and unknown legal claims, a lump sum of $428,000, equivalent to one year of base salary, a lump sum payment of 150% of the cost of Mr. Brumms monthly insurance premiums for group health insurance (as in effect in September 2017) multiplied by 12 months, six months acceleration of the unvested portion of all of Mr. Brumms outstanding equity awards, and a period of one year post-separation to exercise his outstanding vested stock options.
The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Separation Agreement to be filed as an exhibit to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2017.
Succession Plan and Anticipated Appointment of Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officers
The Company anticipates that upon Mr. Brumms departure from the Company, Kevin Haas, the Companys Corporate Controller, will be promoted to Vice President, Finance and will assume the duties of the Companys principal accounting officer. Jay P. Shepard, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer, will also assume the duties of the Companys principal financial officer. The Company will make an additional announcement once these arrangements are finalized.
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.
|V ERSARTIS , I NC .|
|Dated: November 22, 2017||By:|
|/s/ Shane Ward|
|Senior Vice President and General Counsel|