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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): July 7, 2023


BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


Delaware 000-23186 62-1413174
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of Incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
  4505 Emperor Blvd., Suite 200  
  Durham, North Carolina 27703  
  (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)  
  (919) 859-1302  
  (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)  



(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 BCRX 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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


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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 July 7, 2023, Michael L. Jones, Executive Director, Finance and Principal Accounting Officer of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), informed the Company of his intention to resign from the Company. Mr. Jones will continue with the Company as Executive Director, Finance through April 2024 to assist with the transition of his roles and responsibilities. His resignation is not due to any disagreement on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices.


On July 10, 2023, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Anthony Doyle, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, to serve as interim Principal Accounting Officer, effective as of the same date. The biographical information required by Items 401(b), (d), and (e) of Regulation S-K for Mr. Doyle was previously reported in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2023. Mr. Doyle does not have a family relationship with any of the Company’s officers or directors and has no direct or indirect interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There will be no change to Mr. Doyle’s compensation arrangements with the Company as a result of this appointment.









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.



Date:  July 11, 2023   BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    By: /s/ Alane Barnes
      Alane Barnes
      Chief Legal Officer