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 reported) October 3, 2019
BRICKELL BIOTECH, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
5777 Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 565-4755
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Common stock, par value $0.01 per share
The Nasdaq Capital Market
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On October 3, 2019, Brickell Biotech, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an employment agreement (the “Agreement”) with Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja to serve as the Company’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Ahuja is expected to commence employment with the Company on October 15, 2019. Under the terms of the Agreement, Dr. Ahuja is entitled to an annual base salary of $387,500, and is eligible for the Company’s benefit programs, vacation benefits and medical benefits. In addition, Dr. Ahuja is entitled to a discretionary bonus of $135,625. The Agreement provides that upon written notice, either party may terminate the Agreement with or without cause, but 15 days’ notice is required if the Agreement is terminated by Dr. Ahuja.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is not complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement, a copy of which is attached to this filing as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Employment Agreement, dated October 3, 2019, by and between Brickell Biotech, Inc. and Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja
* Portions of Exhibit have been omitted due to confidentiality considerations.
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: October 9, 2019
Brickell Biotech, Inc.
/s/ Robert B. Brown
Robert B. Brown
Chief Executive Officer