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Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 8, 2021


Athira Pharma, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


18706 North Creek Parkway, Suite 104

Bothell, WA 98011

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(206) 221-8112

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


4000 Mason Road, Suite 300

Seattle, WA 98195

(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(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share




The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC





(The Nasdaq Global Select Market)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging Growth Company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ¨







Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On January 8, 2021, the compensation committee (the “Committee”) of the board of directors (the “Board”) of Athira Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) approved 2020 bonus payments for the Company’s executive officers as set forth in the table below. The Committee approved the bonus payments in recognition of the executive team’s achievements in 2020, including the advancement of the Company’s product candidates and completion of certain financing and other corporate objectives.






2020 Bonus


Dr. Leen Kawas


President and Chief Executive Officer





Ms. Glenna Mileson


Chief Financial Officer





Dr. Hans Moebius


Chief Medical Officer





Dr. Mark Litton


Chief Operating Officer





Dr. Kevin Church


Vice President of Discovery





Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

Commencing on or after January 11, 2021, members of the Company’s management will be providing a corporate update to analysts and investors through a series of one-on-one meetings.

The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the slides to be used in such one-on-one meetings attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, are being furnished and not filed pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K. Such information shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, except to the extent expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.








Athira Pharma, Inc. Presentation Slides





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.




Athira Pharma, Inc.





Date:  January 11, 2021



/s/ Leen Kawas




Leen Kawas




President and Chief Executive Officer