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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): June 6, 2022



ChemoCentryx, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-35420   94-3254365

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


835 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA   94070
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 210-2900

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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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, par value $0.001 per share   CCXI   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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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.

Effective as of June 6, 2022, Yi Ching Yau, age 46, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Principal Accounting Officer of ChemoCentryx, Inc. (the “Company”).

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Yau served as the Chief Accounting Officer for BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. from October 2019 to March 2022. Prior to BridgeBio Pharma, Inc., Ms. Yau was Vice President, Finance at Nektar Therapeutics from May 2018 to October 2019 and Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer at Theravance Biopharma, Inc. from October 2013 to May 2018. From 2001 to 2013, Ms. Yau worked at Ernst & Young LLP, most recently as Senior Manager, and is a California Certified Public Accountant and Charted Accountant of Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

In connection with her commencement of employment, effective June 6, 2022, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved the grant of options to purchase 65,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Ms. Yau. The stock options have an exercise price per share equal to $25.19, the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Stock Market on June 7, 2022, the grant date. The stock options will vest over a four-year period, with 25% of the options vesting on the first anniversary of the date of grant and the remainder of the options vesting monthly over the subsequent three years, subject to Ms. Yau’s ontinued service with the Company through the applicable vesting dates. In addition, the stock options granted to Ms. Yau will be subject to accelerated vesting as provided in the Company’s change of control policy. The stock options were granted under the Company’s 2012 Equity Incentive Plan and have a term of ten years from the grant date.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Yau and any other persons pursuant to which she was selected as an officer, and there are no related person transactions (within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K) between Ms. Yau and the Company or family relationships between Ms. Yau and any director or executive officer of the Company.


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.


Date: June 9, 2022      

/s/ Susan M. Kanaya

         Name:   Susan M. Kanaya

Executive Vice President

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Secretary