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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.
Appointment of New Director
On August 24, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of CytoDyn Inc. (the “Company”) approved the appointment of Ryan Dunlap (“Mr. Dunlap”), as a director of the Company, effective August 25, 2022. The Board also expects to appoint Mr. Dunlap as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Dunlap fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Nader Pourhassan on January 24, 2022.
Mr. Dunlap has over 25 years’ experience in finance and operations leadership at both public and private companies, developing significant expertise in strategy setting, improving operational efficiency and effectiveness, fundraising and investor relations, financial reporting and compliance, and risk management. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Gurobi Optimization, LLC (“Gurobi”). Prior to joining Gurobi, he spent several years as the CFO and COO for a growth equity-backed molecular diagnostics company. Prior to that he served for four years as the CFO of a publicly traded biotechnology and pharmaceutical sales company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dunlap held various financial and operational leadership roles in large, multinational organizations, and spent 11 years with various public accounting firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, KPMG LLP, and Moss Adams LLP, where he provided business assurance and advisory services to both public and private companies, including companies in the life sciences industry.
There are no transactions in which Mr. Dunlap has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no family relationships between him and any other executive officer or director of the Company. Mr. Dunlap will be compensated for his services as a director consistent with the Company’s compensation policies for nonemployee directors approved by the Board’s Compensation Committee for fiscal 2023, including annual cash retainers for service as directors and as members of Board committees, and grants of stock options under the Company’s Amended and Restated 2012 Equity Incentive Plan. There is no other arrangement or understanding between Mr. Dunlap and any other persons or entities pursuant to which Mr. Dunlap was appointed as a director of the Company.