SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 19, 2018
SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
11500 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 240, Henderson, NV
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (702) 835-6300
(Former name or former address if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Certain officers and directors of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) have from time to time entered into written stock selling plans in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Rule 10b5-1”), and the Company’s insider trading policy. Rule 10b5-1 provides that officers, directors and other insiders may prearrange sales of the Company’s securities pursuant to plans established in compliance with the requirements of the rule.
On March 19, 2018, Rajesh C. Shrotriya, M.D., our former Chief Executive Officer and a current director, entered into a written stock selling plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 (the “Plan”). Pursuant to this Plan, Dr. Shrotriya may sell up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock between March 26, 2018 and June 29, 2018, subject to market conditions and the pricing parameters specified in the Plan. Dr. Shrotriya has informed the Company that he is entering the Plan to cover tax obligations and for financial planning purposes.
Transactions made under the Plan will be reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with applicable securities laws, rules and regulations. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake to report modifications, terminations or other activities under the Plan or under any other current or future Rule 10b5-1 trading plans established by our officers, directors or other insiders.
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.
SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Date: March 20, 2018
/s/ Kurt A. Gustafson
Kurt A. Gustafson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer