SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 6, 2018
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
611 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 900
South San Francisco, CA
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (650) 278-8930
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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 February 6, 2018, the Compensation Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors of Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the Company) approved 1) a target bonus percentage for 2018 for Isaac Ciechanover of 60% and 2) discretionary cash bonus payments to its principal executive officer and named executive officers in recognition of the Companys performance during 2017 as set forth in the table below:
Chief Executive Officer
EVP, R&D and Chief Scientific Officer
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer
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.
|Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ John McGrath|
Chief Financial Officer
Date: February 8, 2018