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): September 15, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
34175 Ardenwood Blvd., Suite 200
Fremont, CA 94555
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (510) 745-1700
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officer.|
September 15, 2017, was Bryan Shaws last day of employment with Ardelyx, Inc. (the Company). Mr. Shaw served the Company as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from December 1, 2016 through September 15, 2017. The Company expects to provide Mr. Shaw with the severance benefits set forth in his previously filed Change of Control Severance Agreement, conditioned upon the receipt of a general release of claims against the Company.
In addition, on September 15, 2017, the Company appointed its current Chief Financial Officer, Mark Kaufmann, to the role of Principal Accounting Officer, effective as of September 15, 2017. Mr. Kaufmann has served as the Companys Chief Financial Officer since May 2014, and formerly served as our Chief Business Officer from August 2011 until May 2014. His compensation shall not change as a result of this appointment. Mr. Kaufmann has not been involved in any transactions that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: September 18, 2017||ARDELYX, INC.|
|Chief Financial Officer|