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): December 14, 2017
Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
300 George Street
New Haven, CT
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 624-7000
(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.
(b) On December 14, 2017, David Apelian, M.D., Ph.D. delivered his resignation as Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company), effective December 28, 2017. Dr. Apelian is leaving the Company to pursue another professional opportunity. A retained search for a new Chief Medical Officer has been initiated with Russell Reynolds Associates.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events|
On December 14, 2017, Avner Ingerman, M.D., Senior Vice President, assumed responsibility for development operations.
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.
|ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: December 15, 2017||By:||
/s/ Mary Kay Fenton
|Mary Kay Fenton|
|Chief Financial Officer|