SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Avoro Capital Advisors LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
110 GREENE STREET
SUITE 800

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10012

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
08/03/2020
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. [ CBAY ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share 10,300,000 I See footnotes(1)(2)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Avoro Capital Advisors LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
110 GREENE STREET
SUITE 800

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10012

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Aghazadeh Behzad

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O AVORO CAPITAL ADVISORS LLC
110 GREENE STREET, SUITE 800

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10012

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. The securities reported herein are held on behalf of accounts managed by Avoro Capital Advisors LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the "Investment Manager") and Avoro Life Sciences Fund LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, a fund managed by the Investment Manager. Behzad Aghazadeh ("Dr. Aghazadeh," and together with the Investment Manager, the "Reporting Persons") serves as the portfolio manager and controlling person of the Investment Manager.
2. The filing of this statement shall not be deemed an admission that either of the Reporting Persons is the beneficial owner of the securities reported herein for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise. Each of the Reporting Persons expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of its or his pecuniary interest therein.
Avoro Capital Advisors LLC, by: /s/ Scott Epstein, its Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer 08/05/2020
/s/ Behzad Aghazadeh 08/05/2020
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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