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): October 12, 2015
ANI PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
210 Main Street West
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (218) 634-3500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.|
Election of New Director
On October 12, 2015, Peter A. Lankau was appointed as a director to fill the existing vacancy in the Board of Directors (the "Board") of ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company" or "ANI"). Mr. Lankau will serve as a director until the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until such time as his successor is duly elected and qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. Mr. Lankau will also serve as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Upon Mr. Lankau's appointment, the Board is comprised of a majority of independent directors and the Company meets the independent director requirements set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605.
On October 13, 2015, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Lankau to the Board. The press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press release, dated October 13, 2015|
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.
|ANI PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Charlotte C. Arnold|
|Charlotte C. Arnold|
|Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer|
|Dated: October 13, 2015|