Blog: NEXIMMUNE, INC. : Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) –

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;

Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain


On May 5, 2022, the board of directors (the “Board”) of NexImmune, Inc. (the
“Company” or “NexImmune”) appointed Leena Gandhi, M.D., Ph.D. to the Board as a
Class III director for a term to continue until the 2024 annual meeting of the
Company’s stockholder and thereafter until Dr. Gandhi’s successor has been
elected and qualified or until her earlier resignation or removal. Dr. Gandhi
will serve on the Science and Technology Committee of the Board.

Dr. Gandhi, 51, has served as the Director of the Center for Cancer Therapeutic
Innovation at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since June 2020. She previously
served as Vice President of Immuno-Oncology Development at Eli Lilly from June
2018 to May 2020, where she led the development of novel immuno-oncology agents
across cancer types. From June 2016 to June 2018, Dr. Gandhi served as the
Director of Thoracic Medical Oncology at New York University where she focused
her research on novel drug development and biomarkers for selection in lung
cancer with a particular focus on immuno-oncology. Dr. Gandhi received her Ph.D.
from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.D. from New York
University, and her B.S. from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Dr. Gandhi
completed her postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital in
addition to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she was later a
clinical fellow and faculty member in the Thoracic Oncology program.
Dr. Gandhi’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors include her
significant experience as a clinical investigator and medical professional and
her insight and expertise with respect to clinical trials and drug development.

Dr, Gandhi will be entitled to receive compensation for service as a director in
accordance with the Company’s non-employee director compensation policy, a copy
of which was filed as Exhibit 10.10 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2021 filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 17, 2021. In connection with her
appointments to the Board, Dr. Gandhi will enter into the Company’s standard
form of indemnification agreement with its directors and officers, a copy of
which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Amendment No. 1 to the Company’s Registration
Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC on February 8, 2021.

There are no other arrangements or understandings between Dr. Gandhi and any
other person pursuant to which she was selected to serve on the board of
directors. Dr. Gandhi has no family relationship (within the meaning of Item
401(d) of Regulation S-K) with any director, executive officer or person
nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer.
There are no transactions in which the Company is or was a participant and in
which Dr. Gandhi or any of her immediate family members (within the meaning of
Item 404 of Regulation S-K) had or will have a direct or indirect material
interest subject to disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 10, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment
of Dr. Gandhi to the Board of Directors. A copy of which is furnished as Exhibit
99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

This information contained in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 to this Current
Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) or otherwise
subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated
by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act,
except as expressly set forth by the specific reference in such a filing.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

  No.       Description

99.1          Press release, issued on May 10, 2022.

104         Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL



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