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): April 29, 2019

Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
65 Hayden Avenue, Suite 3000N
Lexington, MA 02421
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(781) 860-0045
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
The NASDAQ Global Market

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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 April 29, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Jesper Høiland to the Board to fill a vacancy as a Class II director. The Class II directors serve until the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders or until the successors are duly elected and qualified. The Board also appointed Mr. Høiland to serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board.
The Company expects to enter into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Høiland in connection with his appointment to the Board, which is expected to be in substantially the same form as that entered into with the other directors of the Company.
There is no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which Mr. Høiland was appointed to the Board. There are no family relationships between Mr. Høiland and any director or executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Høiland has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Høiland will receive compensation for his Board service as a non-employee director in accordance with the Company’s previously disclosed director compensation program, including a one-time nonqualified stock option that will be granted to Mr. Høiland under the Company’s 2014 Stock Incentive Plan to purchase 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), with an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Common Stock on the NASDAQ Global Market on the grant date. The option will vest in equal quarterly installments over a three-year period measured from the date of grant, subject to Mr. Høiland’s continued service as a director, and will become exercisable in full upon a change in control 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.
/s/ Roger D. Tung
Date: May 2, 2019
Roger D. Tung
President and Chief Executive Officer