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 event reported): April 4, 2019
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
19805 N. Creek Parkway
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (786) 459-1831
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.): N/A
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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 4, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Dr. Anthony Japour as a director to fill a vacancy on the Board, effective immediately. Dr. Japour was designated by Dr. Raymond Schinazi, our principal stockholder, pursuant to the Stockholder Rights Agreement, dated November 24, 2014. Dr. Japour was also appointed as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board, effective immediately.
Anthony Japour, M.D., 59, has served as a Medical Director of ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced drug development and commercialization solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations, since February 2016. Prior to that, from April 2012 to February 2016, Dr. Japour worked as an internal medicine physician at Elite Health Medical Group in Miami, Florida, where he specialized in infectious diseases. Dr. Japour is also the owner and director of Anthony Japour and Associates, Medical and Scientific Consulting, Inc., a medical and scientific consulting firm he established in November 2006.
There are no related party transactions between the Company and Dr. Japour reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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.
|Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.|
|Date: April 9, 2019||By:||/s/ James Martin|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|