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): July 23, 2020
PDL BioPharma, Inc.
(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)
(Commission File Number)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
932 Southwood Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)
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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 July 23, 2020, the Company and Jill Jene, Ph.D., agreed that she would depart PDL BioPharma, Inc. (the “Company”), effective as of August 15, 2020. Dr. Jene will continue to serve as Vice President of Business Development until such date.
The Company expects to enter into an agreement with Dr. Jene pursuant to which she will be entitled to severance payments materially consistent with the Company’s severance policy. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the separation agreement expected to be entered into with Dr. Jene, a copy of which is expected to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, if Dr. Jene signs such agreement.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
/s/ Dominique Monnet
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dated: July 28, 2020