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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): April 5, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36183   33-0971591
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.

2155 Park Blvd.

Palo Alto, California 94306

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(650) 272-6138

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




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on which registered

Common Stock (par value $0.001 per share)   EIGR   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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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 April 5, 2021, Stephana Patton, PhD, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), notified the Company of her decision to resign from the Company effective April 9, 2021 to join a private diagnostic biotechnology company. Dr. Patton’s resignation did not result from any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.


In connection with Dr. Patton’s resignation, Dr. Patton and the Company entered into a separation agreement (the “Separation Agreement”) and a consulting agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”), each dated April 9, 2021. Pursuant to the Consulting Agreement, Dr. Patton has agreed to assist the Company with transition matters and such other matters as the Company and Dr. Patton may agree to from time to time. The equity awards held by Dr. Patton as of April 9, 2021 will continue to vest during the term of the Consulting Agreement. Dr. Patton may also be compensated at a market rate for certain services under the Consulting Agreement. Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, among other things, Dr. Patton will provide a general release and waiver of claims.


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.


    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.  
Dated: April 9, 2021        

/s/ Sriram Ryali

      Sriram Ryali  
      Chief Financial Officer