Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

December 17, 2018

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



Equillium, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38692   20-3828755

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2223 Avenida de la Playa, Suite 108
La Jolla, CA
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 412-5302



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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.


2018 Incentive Cash Bonus Payments

On December 17, 2018, the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors approved 2018 incentive cash bonus payments to our executive officers based on an assessment of both corporate and individual performance during 2018. The 2018 cash bonuses approved for our principal executive officer and principal financial officer were as follows:





   2018 Cash

Daniel M. Bradbury

   Chief Executive Officer    $ 81,667  

Jason A. Keyes

   Chief Financial Officer    $ 68,875  


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.


    Equillium, Inc.

Dated: December 20, 2018




/s/ Jason A. Keyes


Jason A. Keyes


Chief Financial Officer