CDNA Caredx

Filed: 11 Mar 21, 4:07pm





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 11, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware 001-36536 94-3316839

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1 Tower Place, 9th Floor

South San Francisco, California 94080

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(415) 287-2300

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Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value CDNA 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 March 11, 2021, CareDx, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Ankur Dhingra, age 45, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective March 25, 2021. Upon commencement of his appointment, Mr. Dhingra will assume the duties of the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer until his successor is duly appointed and qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. Upon commencement of Mr. Dhingra’s employment with the Company, Marcel Konrad, who is currently serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer, will resume his role as Vice President, Corporate Controller. There are no reportable family relationships or related party transactions (as defined in Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K) involving the Company and Mr. Dhingra.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dhingra served the last 18 years at Agilent Technologies, Inc., a provider of analytical and diagnostics tools and services, in a number of finance and business leadership positions, including Vice President – Investor Relations, from January 2019 to March 2021, and Vice President – Group CFO, Life Sciences and Applied Markets, from May 2015 to December 2019. Mr. Dhingra also sits on Advisory Board of Arcus Lending Inc., an independent mortgage banker. Mr. Dhingra is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

In connection with his appointment, Mr. Dhingra and the Company entered into an offer letter, effective March 25, 2021 (the “Dhingra Offer Letter”). Pursuant to the Offer Letter, Mr. Dhingra’s annualized salary will be $400,000, and he will be eligible to receive an annual performance bonus of up to 60% of his base salary for fiscal year 2021. His salary and performance bonus percentage may be adjusted in the future at the discretion of the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Dhingra’s employment is on an “at will” basis.

In connection with Mr. Dhingra’s appointment as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Dhingra will be granted an option to purchase 30,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Option”), 14,500 restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and 2,500 performance restricted stock units (“PRSUs”) under the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan on March 25, 2021. The Option will vest, subject to Mr. Dhingra’s continued employment with the Company, 1/4th on the one year anniversary of the grant date, and 1/48th of the total number of shares subject to the Option will vest at the end of each calendar month thereafter. The RSUs will vest, subject to Mr. Dhingra’s continued employment with the Company, 1/4th on the one year anniversary of the grant date, and 1/4th of the total number of shares subject to the Option will vest each one year anniversary thereafter. The PRSUs will vest, subject to Mr. Dhingra’s continued employment with the Company, 50% on the two-year anniversary of the grant date, and 50% on the three-year anniversary of the grant date.

The Company also entered into the Company’s standard change of control agreement and indemnification agreement with Mr. Dhingra, in the forms filed by the Company as exhibits to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2014.

The foregoing description of the Dhingra Offer Letter does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Dhingra Offer Letter, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On March 11, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Dhingra as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





10.1  Offer Letter, dated February 11, 2021, between CareDx, Inc. and Ankur Dhingra.
99.1  Press Release issued by CareDx, Inc., dated March 11, 2021.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted in Inline Extensible Business Reporting Language (iXBRL).


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: March 11, 2021  CAREDX, INC.

/s/ Reginald Seeto, MBBS

   Reginald Seeto, MBBS
   President and Chief Executive Officer