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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 16, 2020
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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 December 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of Vaxcyte, Inc. (the Company) promoted Andrew Guggenhime, the Companys Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer, to President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2021 (the Effective Date). Following the Effective Date, Grant Pickering, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to serve as the Companys Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Guggenhime, age 52, has served as the Companys Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer since May 2020. From April 2014 to May 2020, Mr. Guggenhime served as Chief Financial Officer at Dermira, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, until its acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company, and from April 2014 to May 2018, he also served as Chief Operating Officer at Dermira. From September 2011 to April 2014, Mr. Guggenhime served as Chief Financial Officer of CardioDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics life sciences company, and as a member of the CardioDx board of directors from April 2014 until July 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Guggenhime served as Chief Financial Officer at Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company that was acquired by Gilead Sciences, Inc. Mr. Guggenhime also previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Facet Biotech Corporation, a biotechnology company, Chief Financial Officer at PDL BioPharma, Inc. a biotechnology company, and Vice President, Corporate Development and then Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Neoforma, Inc., a provider of supply-chain management solutions for the healthcare industry. Mr. Guggenhime currently serves on the board of directors of Metacrine, Inc., a biotechnology company. Mr. Guggenhime holds a B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Guggenhime has no family relationships with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer of the Company. Mr. Guggenhime is not a party to any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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.
|Date: December 22, 2020||By:|
|Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer|