Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 29, 2018



ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-50768   061376651

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


3611 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 300

San Diego, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 558-2871


(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.

(b) As announced in a press release on October 29, 2018, Todd S. Young resigned from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”), effective October 31, 2018.

(c) On November 2, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) appointed Stephen R. Davis, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, as the Company’s principal financial officer. Mr. Davis’ biographical and compensation information is available in the Company’s prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Definitive Proxy Statement filed April 30, 2018. While Mr. Davis was appointed as the Company’s principal financial officer, the Board appointed Elena Ridloff as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ridloff currently serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, and will continue to serve in such capacity while performing her duties as the interim Chief Financial Officer.

In addition, on November 2, 2018, the Board appointed Eric Miller, the Company’s Controller, as the Company’s principal accounting officer. Mr. Miller, age 39, has been with ACADIA since May 2014. Mr. Miller has held various corporate finance and accounting roles of increasing responsibility at ACADIA, including Financial Reporting Manager and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining ACADIA, Mr. Miller worked at Cadence Pharmaceuticals (“Cadence”) from April 2012 until its acquisition by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in February 2014, most recently serving as Manager, Finance. Prior to Cadence, Mr. Miller was employed with RSM US LLP, a public accounting firm, and served as a financial marketing analyst with Jack in the Box Inc. Mr. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and is a certified public accountant in the State of California..


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: November 2, 2018   ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

/s/ Austin D. Kim

  Name:   Austin D. Kim
  Title:   Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary