Verastem,Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Verastem,Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 of Form8-K (the “Original Filing”) in which the Company disclosed that the Board of Directors appointed Brian Stuglik as a ClassII director of the Company, effective as of September2, 2017. The Original Filing did not include information regarding the committees of the Company’s Board of Directors on which Mr.Stuglik would serve, because the information was unavailable at that time. to Instruction 2 to Item 5.02 of Form8-K, this Amendment Filing is being filed for the purpose of providing that information

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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 September19, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Mr.Stuglik to serve on the Compensation Committee.


About Verastem,Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM)

Verastem, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing drugs to improve outcomes for patients with cancer. The Company operates in the segment of developing drugs for the treatment of cancer. The Company’s advanced product candidates are VS 6063, VS 4718 and VS 5584. The Company’s programs target the Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) and the PI3K/mTOR signaling pathways. FAK is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase encoded by the PTK-2 gene that is involved in cellular adhesion and, in cancer, metastatic capability. The Company’s VS-6063 (defactinib) and VS 4718 are orally available small molecule compounds designed to inhibit FAK signaling. The Company’s VS-5584 is an orally available small molecule that inhibits both mTORC1/2 and PI3K signaling. The Company is engaged in running clinical trials in cancers where there are limited treatment options, including lung, ovarian, lymphoma, pancreatic and other advanced cancers.

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