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 29, 2020
SILK ROAD MEDICAL, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
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incorporation or organization)
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1213 Innsbruck Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94089
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
(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||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, Par Value $0.001 Per Share||SILK||The NASDAQ Global Select Market|
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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.
(d) Election of Director
On September 29, 2020, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Silk Road Medical, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Rick Anderson as a member of the Board, effective October 1, 2020, to serve as a Class I director, with a term expiring at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2023.
Mr. Anderson has served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Revival Healthcare Capital, a private investment firm, since January 2018. From September 2018 to October 2019, Mr. Anderson served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of ConvaTec Group Plc, a publicly traded medical products and technologies company. From 2008 to January 2018, Mr. Anderson served as a Managing Director at PTV Healthcare Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Since October 2013, Mr. Anderson has served as a member of the board of directors of Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a publicly traded medical technology. Since September 2018, Mr. Anderson has served as director of ConvaTec Group Plc, a public company in the U.K. specializing in medical products and related technologies. Mr. Anderson previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ConvaTec Group Plc. and as the Company Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson and Worldwide Franchise Chairman of Cordis Corporation. From 2008 to December 2014, Mr. Anderson served as a director of Intersect ENT, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company. Mr. Anderson has also served on the board of directors for private medical companies, including as the Chairman of the board of directors for Cardiva Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company, Cardiologs, a leading cardiovascular artificial intelligence company and on the Executive Advisory Board of LEK Consulting, a leading healthcare consulting firm. Mr. Anderson holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Mississippi State University. The Company believes Mr. Anderson’s extensive industry knowledge and leadership experience as an executive and as a member of the boards of directors of multiple public and private medical device and biotechnology companies qualify him to serve on the Board.
As compensation for his service on the Board, Mr. Anderson will receive the Company’s standard compensation for non-employee directors, which is described under the heading “Director Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 28, 2020.
The Company also entered into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Anderson in connection with his appointment to the Board. The indemnification agreement is in substantially the same form as the Company’s standard form of indemnification agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-230045), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 4, 2019.
There are no family relationships between Mr. Anderson and any director or executive officer of the Company, and the Company has not entered into any transactions with Mr. Anderson that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Anderson and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Anderson was appointed as a director of the Company.
On October 1, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Anderson’s appointment to the Board of Directors. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|SILK ROAD MEDICAL, INC.|
|Date: October 1, 2020||By:||/s/ Erica J. Rogers|
|Erica J. Rogers|
|Chief Executive Officer|
Silk Road Medical Names Rick Anderson to Board of Directors
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – October 1, 2020 – Silk Road Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SILK), a company focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact, today announced that medical device industry veteran Rick Anderson has joined its board of directors.
Anderson brings over 30 years of senior executive leadership experience in the medical device industry. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Revival Healthcare Capital, a sustainable, high impact investment firm that specializes in medical devices and diagnostics. He currently serves on the boards of Apollo Endosurgery (Nasdaq: APEN) and Cardiologs, a leading cardiovascular artificial intelligence company; on the Executive Advisory Board of LEK Consulting, a leading healthcare consulting firm; and as an Independent Director of ConvaTec Group Plc, a FTSE 250 company specializing in medical products and related technologies. Anderson previously served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of ConvaTec Group Plc, where in his one-year interim roles he created additional shareholder value through his “Pivot to Growth” strategy and new $150 million transformation plan. He also previously served as Chairman of the Board for Cardiva Medical, IDEV Technologies, and Tryton Medical, and served as Director on the boards of Intersect ENT and multiple other medical device companies.
Prior to founding Revival, Anderson served as a Managing Director at PTV Healthcare Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in the healthcare and life science industries. He also served as the Company Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson and Worldwide Franchise Chairman of Cordis Corporation. Anderson was a key architect behind the launch of the world’s first drug-eluting stent, the CYPHER® Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent. Anderson holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Mississippi State University.
“Rick is an acclaimed leader in the medical device industry with notable experience as a board member working to drive growth,” said Erica Rogers, Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to his insight and guidance as we continue to advance TCAR’s role in preventing stroke.”
“Silk Road Medical has revolutionized the treatment of carotid artery disease and I am honored to be joining the Board of Directors,” said Anderson. “I am excited to be working with this wonderful team to continue to expand their tremendous market opportunities.”
About Silk Road Medical
Silk Road Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SILK), is a medical device company located in Sunnyvale, California, that is focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact. The company has pioneered a new approach for the treatment of carotid artery disease called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR is a clinically proven procedure combining surgical principles of neuroprotection with minimally invasive endovascular techniques to treat blockages in the carotid artery at risk of causing a stroke. For more information on how Silk Road Medical is delivering brighter patient outcomes through brighter clinical thinking, visit www.silkroadmed.com and connect on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Revival Healthcare Capital
Revival Healthcare Capital is a sustainable, high impact investment platform specializing in the medical device and diagnostic sectors of healthcare. To learn more, visit rvlhc.com.
|Lynn Lewis or Caroline Paul|
|Silk Road Medical|