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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): January 25, 2024



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   0-50626   91-1707622
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


200 Connell Drive, Suite 1500

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (908) 517-7330


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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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, par value $0.001 per share CYCC The Nasdaq Capital Market
Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value CYCCP The Nasdaq Capital 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.


Termination of Employment of Mark H. Kirschbaum, M.D.


On January 25, 2024, the employment of Mark H. Kirschbaum, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) was terminated by the Company, effective immediately.


Dr. Kirschbaum will have the right to continue his health insurance benefits under the provisions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (“COBRA”). If Dr. Kirschbaum does not elect COBRA coverage, his participation in any employee benefits programs will end on January 31, 2024. In connection with the termination of Dr. Kirschbaum’s employment, Dr. Kirschbaum is not entitled to any severance benefits.


Item 8.01. Other Events.


Appointment of Interim Chief Medical Officer


On January 25, 2024, the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) appointed Dr. Brian Schwartz, a member of the Board, to serve in the position of interim Chief Medical Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Dr. Schwartz will not be considered an independent director while serving as interim Chief Medical Officer.







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 thereunto duly authorized.


By: /s/ Paul McBarron  
Name: Paul McBarron  
Title: Executive Vice President-Finance,  
  Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer  


Date: January 30, 2024