SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 13, 2017
Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1601 Trapelo Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code): (617) 600-7373
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On December 11, 2017, Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. (the Company) filed a Form 8-K (the Original Report) to report the election of Hans Peter Hasler and William Doyle to the Companys Board of Directors (the Board). The Original Report indicated that the Company had not determined the committee or committees of the Board to which Messrs. Hasler and Doyle were expected to be named. Pursuant to Instruction 2 to Item 5.02 of Form 8-K, this Form 8-K/A is filed for the purpose of reporting Mr. Haslers appointment by the Board to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board (the Nominating Committee) and the Compensation Committee of the Board (the Compensation Committee) and Mr. Doyles appointment by the Board to the Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee of the Board (the Audit Committee). Item 5.02(d) of the Original Report is hereby amended as follows:
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
|(d)||Election of Hans Peter Hasler and William Doyle|
On December 13, 2017, Mr. Hasler was appointed by the Board to the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board and Mr. Doyle was appointed by the Board to the Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Hasler fills a vacant spot on the Compensation Committee. Simultaneous with Messrs. Hasler and Doyles appointment to the Nominating Committee, Fouzia Laghrissi-Thode resigned as a member of the Nominating Committee, and simultaneous with Mr. Doyles appointment to the Audit Committee, Marc Beer resigned as a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Hasler will receive $4,000 annually for his Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee service and $6,000 annually for his Compensation Committee Service, and Mr. Doyle will receive $4,000 annually for his Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee service and $7,500 annually for his Audit Committee service.
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.
|MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Geoffrey Race|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer|
Date: December 15, 2017