Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


December 9, 2019

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



Sophiris Bio Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



British Columbia





(State or other jurisdiction


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)

of incorporation)



1258 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 777-1760


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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 Shares, no par value


The Nasdaq Capital Market


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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 9, 2019, Dr. Allison Hulme tendered her resignation as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development to pursue another business opportunity. Dr. Hulme’s resignation will be effective December 31, 2019. Dr. Hulme will remain in her position as a director of the Company.


Effective January 1, 2020, the Company and Dr. Hulme plan to enter into a consulting agreement under which Dr. Hulme will provide certain services to the Company, including services related to investor and partnering discussions and the Company’s development and regulatory program and strategies.


Effective January 1, 2020, Dr. Hulme will begin to receive compensation under the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Plan. As permitted under the Company’s 2011 Stock Option Plan, Dr. Hulme's outstanding options will remain in place and the options will continue to vest in accordance with the original option awards.







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.





Sophiris Bio Inc.




Dated: December 13, 2019






/s/ Peter Slover





Peter Slover




Chief Financial Officer