Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 17, 2019


Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   001-37467   26-3687168

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


100 High Street

28th Floor

Boston, Massachusetts

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 349-1971


One Kendall Square

Bldg. 1400E, Suite B14202

Cambridge, Massachusetts

(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
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   CATB   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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Emerging growth company            x


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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 17, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Noah Clauser, the Company’s Vice President, Finance as the Company’s principal financial officer, effective immediately. Mr. Clauser, age 46, has served as the Company’s Vice President, Finance and led the Company’s finance and operations functions since August 2017. Previously, he served as Senior Director, Finance and Controller of the Company from January 2016 to August 2017 and as Controller of the Company from April 2011 to December 2015. Mr. Clauser is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and holds an M.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Management from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.


Upon Mr. Clauser’s appointment, Dr. Jill C. Milne, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, voluntarily resigned her position as the Company’s principal financial officer. Dr. Milne will continue to maintain her leadership position as President and Chief Executive Officer and her directorship role on the Company Board.







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: December 19, 2019 By: /s/ Jill C. Milne
    Jill C. Milne
    President and Chief Executive Officer