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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.
(b) Chief Financial Officer Update
On May 15, 2022 (the “Effective Date”), Patricia Bitar’s employment as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Landos Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) concluded. The conclusion of Ms. Bitar’s employment as of the Effective Date is consistent with the terms of her interim employment agreement, previously filed as Exhibit 10.9 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-39971) for the year ended December 31, 2021.
(c) Principal Accounting Officer Appointment
On May 16, 2022, the Company appointed Patrick Truesdell to serve as principal accounting officer, effective immediately.
Patrick Truesdell, age 41, has served as the Company’s vice president and controller since May 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Truesdell served as Vice President, Finance and Controller at Gemini Therapeutics, Inc. from October 2021 through April 2022. Prior to that, Mr. Truesdell served as the corporate controller for PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from November 2018 through October 2021. Mr. Truesdell also held various financial management roles at Vital Therapies, Inc. from July 2015 to November 2018. Mr. Truesdell received a BBA and an MBA from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and a Master’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Truesdell and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company, and there is no family relationship between Mr. Truesdell and any of the Company’s other directors or executive officers. The Company is not aware of any transaction involving Mr. Truesdell requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
(c) Principal Financial Officer Appointment
On May 16, 2022, the Company appointed Tim M. Mayleben, the Company’s interim president and chief executive officer, to also serve as principal financial officer, effective immediately.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Mayleben and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as principal financial officer, and there is no family relationship between Mr. Mayleben and any of the Company’s other directors or executive officers. The Company is not aware of any transaction involving Mr. Mayleben requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Biographical information about Mr. Mayleben is contained in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2022 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Landos Biopharma, Inc.|
|Dated: May 19, 2022||By:|| |
/s/ Tim M. Mayleben
|Tim M. Mayleben|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|