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): August 4, 2021
PHATHOM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
100 Campus Drive, Suite 102
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, include area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||PHAT||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On August 5, 2021, the Company issued a press release reporting that Tadataka Yamada, M.D., its founder and chairman of the Companys Board of Directors, unexpectedly passed away. A copy of the press release is attached to this 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press Release issued on August 5, 2021|
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.
|PHATHOM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date:August 5, 2021||By:|
|General Counsel and Secretary|
Phathom Pharmaceuticals Mourns the Loss of Chairman and Founder, Tadataka Tachi Yamada, M.D.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., August 5, 2021 Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHAT), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel treatments for gastrointestinal diseases, announced today the sad news that its chairman and founder, Dr. Tachi Yamada, passed away suddenly at his Seattle, Washington home on August 4.
The entire Phathom community is devastated to learn of Tachis sudden passing and send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire Yamada family, said Terrie Curran, Phathoms President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Yamada was an extraordinary person and a tremendous leader, mentor, and friend. Beyond his many contributions to Phathom as our founder and chairman, Tachi was a legend in the gastroenterology community whose work was integral to some of the most important advancements in the field. His passing will leave an immeasurable void in the hearts of all who knew him.
About Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Phathom Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel treatments for gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. Phathom has in-licensed the exclusive rights in the United States, Europe, and Canada to vonoprazan, a novel potassium competitive acid blocker (P-CAB) in late-stage development for the treatment of acid-related disorders. For more information about Phathom, visit the Companys website at www.phathompharma.com or follow the Company on social media: LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/phathompharma and Twitter @PhathomPharma.