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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 31, 2021



Alector, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   001-38792   82-2933343
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)


File Number)

  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


131 Oyster Point Blvd.

Suite 600


South San Francisco,


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (415) 231-5660

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   ALEC   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 31, 2021, Alector, LLC, a subsidiary of Alector, Inc. (collectively, the “Company”) entered into an agreement (the “Separation Agreement”) with Shehnaaz Suliman, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, completing the terms of Dr. Suliman’s previously announced voluntary separation from the Company. Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, Dr. Suliman’s last day of employment was December 31, 2021 (the “Separation Date”). In addition, under the terms of the Separation Agreement, Dr. Suliman will receive a lump sum severance payment equal to $375,000 and a lump sum severance bonus of $337,500. The Company will also pay the premiums for continued health insurance coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (“COBRA”) for a period of nine months, starting January 1, 2022 and ending on September 30, 2022, provided that Dr. Suliman meets all of COBRA’s continuation requirements. Further, under the terms of the Separation Agreement, the Company will cause all incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options subject to the certain specified grants, as defined in the Separation Agreement, that would have otherwise vested in accordance with the terms of the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan and the award agreements, absent a termination of employment, during the nine month period immediately following the Separation Date to become fully vested and exercisable as of the Separation Date; however, none of Dr. Suliman’s outstanding performance stock units will be accelerated, and as a result, will be cancelled as unvested on the separation date. In consideration for the compensation noted above, Dr. Suliman will agree to a customary general release of claims for the benefit of the Company.

The foregoing description of the Separation Agreement is only a summary and is qualified by reference to the Separation Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


10.1    Separation Agreement and Release of Claims, dated December 31, 2021, by and between Shehnaaz Suliman and Alector, LLC.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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: January 3, 2022     By:  

/s/ Arnon Rosenthal


Arnon Rosenthal, Ph.D.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

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