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): September 12, 2018
CONATUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
16745 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 376-2600
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)
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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 September 12, 2018, James Scopa resigned from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”). Mr. Scopa’s decision to resign from the Board did not result from any disagreement with the Company concerning any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. In connection with this resignation, pursuant to the bylaws of the Company, the Board voted to decrease the size of the Board from seven to six members. Further, the Board appointed Daniel Kisner, M.D. as a member of the Audit Committee to replace Mr. Scopa as an Audit Committee member, and the Board appointed William R. LaRue as a member of the Compensation Committee to replace Mr. Scopa as a Compensation Committee member.
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: September 13, 2018||CONATUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC.|
|Name:||Steven J. Mento, Ph.D.|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|