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Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2022



eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39866   85-3306396
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


142 North Cedros Avenue, Suite B

Solana Beach, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(858) 925-8215

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share   EFTR   Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants to purchase common stock   EFTRW   Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (Sec.230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Sec.240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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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 April 1, 2022, Premal Patel, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”), resigned from the Company in order to pursue a new career opportunity. Mr. Patel’s duties and responsibilities have been reassigned to existing executive officers and other management personnel at the Company. Dr. Patel will continue to serve the company as a consultant to the company until Sept. 30, 2022. Dr. Patel’s resignation from the Company was not due to any disagreement with the Company or its management on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

In connection with Dr. Patel’s termination of employment with the Company on April 1, 2022 (the “Effective Date”), Dr. Patel executed a general release of claims (the “Release”), pursuant to which (i) Dr. Patel’s vested Company stock options will remain eligible to become exercisable until April 1, 2023, and (ii) the Company will continue to pay the employer portion of the healthcare coverage for Mr. Patel and his eligible dependents, in each case, until December 31, 2022. Pursuant to a Consulting Agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”) entered into as of the Effective Date, Dr. Patel will receive an hourly consulting fee of $600, and continued vesting of his outstanding equity awards during the term of his consulting services.

The foregoing description of the Release and Consulting Agreement is a summary only and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Release and Consulting Agreement, copies of which will be filed as exhibits to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2022.


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.


  eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc.
Date: April 4, 2022   By:  

/s/ Michael Byrnes

  Name:   Michael Byrnes
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer