CHRS Coherus Biosciences
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 12, 2020
COHERUS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
333 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 600
Redwood City, CA 94065
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 649-3530
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share
The Nasdaq Global Market
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 November 18, 2020, Christos Richards notified the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (the “Company”) of his decision to resign from the Board, effective November 18, 2020. Mr. Richards’ resignation is not due to any disagreement with the Company, the Board or the management of the Company.
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On and effective as of November 12, 2020, the Board amended and restated the Company’s amended and restated bylaws (as further amended and restated, the “Amended and Restated Bylaws”) to amend Article VII to provide that unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, to the fullest extent permitted by law (the “Amendment”).
The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified by reference to the Amended and Restated Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 18, 2020
COHERUS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
/s/ Jean-Frédéric Viret
Chief Financial Officer