SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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)
February 10, 2018
Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1305 OBrien Drive
Menlo Park, California 94025
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 5.02. DEPARTURE OF CERTAIN DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.
On February 10, 2018, the board of directors of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (the Company) determined that Kathy Ordoñez, the Companys Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, is an executive officer for purposes of Item 401(b) of Regulation SK and an officer for purposes of the requirements of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), and that Kevin Corcoran, the Companys Senior Vice President, Market Development, no longer meets the definition of named executive officer or of a Section 16 officer under the Exchange Act. Mr. Corcoran will continue in his role as Senior Vice President, Market Development, and report to Ms. Ordoñez.
ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
Commencement of Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
On February 12, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the commencement of an underwritten public offering of its common stock pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed on Form S-3 (File No. 333-219642) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was declared effective August 18, 2017. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company has updated its disclosure regarding its Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors. The revised disclosure is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibits hereto, shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, which is being made only by means of a written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, nor shall there be any sale of the Companys securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
|99.1||Press Release, dated February 12, 2018.|
|99.2||Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors.|
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.
|Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.|
/s/ Susan K. Barnes
Susan K. Barnes
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
and Principal Accounting Officer
Date: February 12, 2018