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): October 29, 2018
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
3611 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, California
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (858) 558-2871
(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.
(b) As announced in a press release on October 29, 2018, Todd S. Young resigned from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the Company), effective October 31, 2018.
(c) On November 2, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board) appointed Stephen R. Davis, the Companys Chief Executive Officer, as the Companys principal financial officer. Mr. Davis biographical and compensation information is available in the Companys prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Definitive Proxy Statement filed April 30, 2018. While Mr. Davis was appointed as the Companys principal financial officer, the Board appointed Elena Ridloff as the Companys interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ridloff currently serves as the Companys Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, and will continue to serve in such capacity while performing her duties as the interim Chief Financial Officer.
In addition, on November 2, 2018, the Board appointed Eric Miller, the Companys Controller, as the Companys principal accounting officer. Mr. Miller, age 39, has been with ACADIA since May 2014. Mr. Miller has held various corporate finance and accounting roles of increasing responsibility at ACADIA, including Financial Reporting Manager and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining ACADIA, Mr. Miller worked at Cadence Pharmaceuticals (Cadence) from April 2012 until its acquisition by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in February 2014, most recently serving as Manager, Finance. Prior to Cadence, Mr. Miller was employed with RSM US LLP, a public accounting firm, and served as a financial marketing analyst with Jack in the Box Inc. Mr. Miller earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and is a certified public accountant in the State of California..
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: November 2, 2018||ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|Name:||Austin D. Kim|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary|