SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 2, 2018
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|86 Morris Avenue, Summit, New Jersey||07901|
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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.|
Celgene Corporation (the “Company”) announced today that, effective April 2, 2018, Scott A. Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer, has left the Company. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|ITEM 8.01||OTHER EVENTS.|
The Company is modifying its executive team structure to enhance leadership focus on building the Company for continued long-term success. In addition to existing responsibilities, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Alles will be responsible for strategic leadership of the Company’s global Hematology and Oncology franchise, global Inflammation and Immunology franchise, manufacturing, regulatory, and clinical development. The following members of the Company’s Executive Committee will report directly to Mark J. Alles: Nadim Ahmed, President, Global Hematology and Oncology; Terrie Curran, President, Global Inflammation and Immunology; Jay Backstrom, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs; and Joanne Beck, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations.
|ITEM 9.01||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated April 2, 2018|
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: April 2, 2018||By:||/s/Peter N. Kellogg|
|Peter N. Kellogg|
|Executive Vice President|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|(principal financial and accounting officer)|
|99.1||Press Release, dated April 2, 2018.|
CELGENE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SCOTT A. SMITH
SUMMIT, NJ, April 2, 2018 – Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that Scott A. Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer, is leaving the company effective immediately. His primary responsibilities will be assumed by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Alles.
“Scott has made significant contributions to Celgene, most notably building our Inflammation and Immunology franchise, including the global launch of OTEZLA ® ,” said Mark J. Alles, Chairman and CEO of Celgene Corporation. “We thank Scott for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Scott served as President and COO starting in April 2017. He joined Celgene in 2008 and has held several senior positions, including as Vice President, Global Marketing, Inflammation and Immunology (I&I), Senior Vice President, Global Head of I&I and President, Global I&I.
Celgene is modifying its executive team structure to enhance leadership focus on building Celgene for continued long-term success. In addition to existing responsibilities, Mark will be responsible for strategic leadership of Celgene’s global Hematology and Oncology franchise, global Inflammation and Immunology franchise, manufacturing, regulatory, and clinical development. The following members of the Celgene Executive Committee will report directly to Mark: Nadim Ahmed, President, Global Hematology and Oncology; Terrie Curran, President, Global Inflammation and Immunology; Jay Backstrom, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs; and Joanne Beck, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations.
Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through next-generation solutions in protein homeostasis, immuno-oncology, epigenetics, immunology and neuro-inflammation. For more information, please visit www.celgene.com. Follow Celgene on Social Media: @Celgene, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
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