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): March 3, 2015
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
6120 Windward Parkway
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (678) 990-5740
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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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.
(b) On March 3, 2015, Philip R. Tracy notified the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Alimera Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) that he did not intend to stand for re-election at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and that he would resign as the Chairman of the Board and as the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, effective as of the close of business on May 6, 2015, to focus on other activities. With best wishes, the Company thanks Mr. Tracy for his dedicated service and extensive contribution as a member of the Board since 2004. In accordance with the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, the Board plans to reduce the number of directors of the Company from nine to eight effective upon Mr. Tracy’s resignation. The Board expects to appoint a successor Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at a later date.
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.
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
Dated: March 9, 2015
/s/ RICHARD S. EISWIRTH, JR.
Richard S. Eiswirth, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer and
Chief Financial Officer