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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) Appointment of a Director.
On October 17, 2020, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (the Company) elected Anthony Welters to serve on the Board, effective immediately. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Welters and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Welters was selected as a director, and there are no related party transactions involving Mr. Welters that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Welters will participate in and receive compensation for his service on the Board for the remainder of the 2020-2021 compensation period in accordance with the Company’s standard non-employee director compensation programs, including grants to be made under the Company’s 2004 Equity Incentive Plan (as amended and restated, the Plan).
A description of the Plan and compensation practices for non-employee directors can be found in our Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 24, 2020 in connection with the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The Plan is attached as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 12, 2017.
A copy of the Company’s press release announcing Mr. Welter’s election to the Board is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
The following exhibit 99.1 is furnished pursuant to this Item 9.01.
|99.1||Press Release by Gilead Sciences, Inc. dated October 22, 2020.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
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.
|GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.|
|/s/ Brett A. Pletcher|
|Brett A. Pletcher|
|EVP, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel|
and Corporate Secretary
Date: October 22, 2020