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 4, 2020 (September 3, 2020)
Novus Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
19900 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 550
Irvine, California 92612
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Common Stock, $0.001 par value||NVUS||Nasdaq Capital 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.
On September 3, 2020, the board of directors (the Board) of Novus Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company) accepted the resignation of Gregory Flesher as the Companys Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board. Mr. Fleshers resignation is effective as of the close of business on September 4, 2020. The resignation of Mr. Flesher is not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Companys operations, policies or practices. Concurrent with his resignation, Mr. Flesher will be entering into a consulting agreement with the Company pursuant to which he will provide consulting and transition-support services as requested by the Company at an hourly rate consistent with his target compensation.
Effective as of September 4, 2020, the Board of the Company appointed Jon Kuwahara to serve as the Companys interim principal executive officer following Mr. Fleshers resignation. Mr. Kuwahara is the Companys Senior Vice President Finance & Administration of the Company and serves as the Companys principal financial and accounting officers. Biographical and other information concerning Mr. Kuwahara required to be disclosed under Item 5.02 is set forth in the Companys most recent definitive Proxy Statement dated March 31, 2020, related to the Companys 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and such information is incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. Kuwahara has no family relationship with any of the executive officers or directors of the Company. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Kuwahara and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed to this position.
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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.
|Novus Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Date: September 4, 2020||By:||/s/ Jon Kuwahara|
|Title:||Senior Vice President Finance & Administration|