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


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




Atreca, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware 001-38935 27-3723255

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


450 East Jamie Court

South San Francisco, California

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(650) 595-2595

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Not Applicable

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




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   BCEL   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 March 31, 2021, Norman Michael Greenberg, Ph.D. resigned from his position as the Chief Scientific Officer of Atreca, Inc. (the “Company”), effective March 31, 2021 (the “Resignation Date”), to pursue a new business opportunity. Dr. Greenberg’s resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices. The Company thanks Dr. Greenberg for his contributions and wishes him well in his new role.


In connection with his resignation, Dr. Greenberg and the Company plan to enter into a Transition Separation and Consulting Agreement (the “Separation and Consulting Agreement”), to be effective as of March 31, 2021, under which Dr. Greenberg would agree to a customary release in exchange for severance payments and other terms, including, as follows: (i) a lump sum payment of $328,884.00, equal to nine months of his base salary; (ii) a consulting arrangement whereby he would provide certain consulting services to the Company for an hourly consulting fee of $450.00, through December 31, 2021, unless earlier terminated (the “Consulting Period”); (iii) continued vesting through the Consulting Period of each outstanding and unvested stock option, unit or other award (each, an “Equity Award”) held as of the Resignation Date; (iv) an extension of the post-termination exercise period such that all outstanding Equity Awards that are stock options, to the extent vested as of the last day of the Consulting Period, would continue to be exercisable and not expire until the date that is twelve months following the last day of the Consulting Period; and (v) a lump sum payment of $8,633.70, equal to nine months of the cost of COBRA premiums needed to continue his medical, dental and vision insurance coverage.


The foregoing summary of the Separation and Consulting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Separation and Consulting Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Atreca, Inc.
Dated: March 31, 2021   By: /s/ Courtney J. Phillips
      Courtney J. Phillips
      General Counsel and Corporate Secretary