KINDRED BIOSCIENCES, INC. (NASDAQ:KIN) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 20, 2018, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Joseph S. McCracken, D.V.M., to serve as a Class III director of the Company, effective as of April 20, 2018, for a term expiring at the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. As a result of Dr. McCracken's appointment, the authorized size of the Board was increased to six members. There is no arrangement or understanding between Dr. McCracken and any other person to which Dr. McCracken was selected as a director. There are no relationships between Dr. McCracken and the Company that would require disclosure to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Dr. McCracken is an independent director in accordance with the listing requirements of The NASDAQ Stock Market. Dr. McCracken’s compensation will be consistent with the compensation of the Company’s other non-employee directors, and the Board will determine subsequently whether Dr. McCracken will serve on any Board committees.
Dr. McCracken currently advises biopharmaceutical companies on the design and implementation of corporate strategy and business development initiatives. Dr. McCracken also serves on the boards of biopharmaceutical companies, including as a Director of Alkahest, Inc., Savara Pharmaceuticals and Regimmune Inc., and he previously served as a Director of NexVet. From July 2011 to September 2013, Dr. McCracken was Vice President and Global Head of Business Development & Licensing for Roche Pharma, a research-focused healthcare company, where he was responsible for Roche Pharma’s global in-licensing and out-licensing activities. From October 2009 until July 2011 he was General Manager, Roche Pharma Japan & Asia Regional Head, Roche Partnering. Prior to joining Roche Pharma, Dr. McCracken held the position of Vice President, Business Development at Genentech for more than 10 years, and previously held similar positions at Aventis Pharma and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. Dr. McCracken holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, a Master of Science in Pharmacology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University.
About KINDRED BIOSCIENCES, INC. (NASDAQ:KIN)
Kindred Biosciences, Inc. is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies for pets. The Company’s product pipeline consists of small molecules and biologics for a range of indications in dogs, cats and horses. The Company is developing product candidates for over 20 indications and focused on small molecule products and canine and feline biologics products. The Company is developing antibodies that targets canine Interleukin 17A (IL-17a), Interleukin 4A (IL-4Ra), Interleukin 3 (IL-3), CD-20, Immunoglobulin E (IgE), tumor necrosis factors (TNF) and other validated targets. The Company’s lead product candidates are Zimeta, which is indicated for the treatment of fever in horses, and KIND-010 for management of weight loss in cats. The Company’s other product candidates include KIND-010, KIND-014, KIND-015, KIND-510, KIND-502, KIND-0888, KIND-509, and several antibodies that target cytokines involved in atopic dermatitis.