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): April 25, 2019
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
One Kendall Square, Suite B7201
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 441-1000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock||MACK||Nasdaq Global Market|
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Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On April 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) committed to a course of action to implement a reduction in headcount, after which the Company expects to have approximately 13 employees. The reduction in headcount is primarily focused on the Companys clinical organization as a result of the discontinuation of development of the Companys MM-310 product candidate, the discontinuation of which was announced on April 4, 2019. The reduction in headcount is expected to be substantially completed by May 31, 2019 and fully completed by July 2019. The Company estimates that it will incur charges for one-time termination benefits in connection with this reduction in headcount of approximately $1.5 million to $1.7 million for employee severance, benefits and related costs, all of which are expected to result in cash expenditures.
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.
|MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: April 30, 2019||By:||/s/ Jeffrey A. Munsie|
|Jeffrey A. Munsie|