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): August 26, 2016
ADVERUM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
1035 OBrien Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (650) 272-6269
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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.|
(b) On August 26, 2016, John P. McLaughlin, a member of the board of directors (the Board) of Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (the Company), provided notice of his intention to resign as a director of the Company, as the chairman and as a member of the audit committee of the Board, and as a member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees of the Board, effective as of August 31, 2016.
Mr. McLaughlins resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company or any matter relating to its operations, practices or policies. Mr. McLaughlin believes that, given his other professional time commitments and the recent expansion of the Board in connection with the Companys acquisition of Annapurna Therapeutics SAS, it is the appropriate time for him to resign.
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.
|Date: August 29, 2016||ADVERUM BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Paul B. Cleveland|
|Paul B. Cleveland, Chief Executive Officer|