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): August 23, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


620 Memorial Drive, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(857) 259-3860

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(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.


On August 23, 2018, Elan Z. Ezickson, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and Head, Corporate Development, informed Scholar Rock, Inc., a subsidiary of Scholar Rock Holding Corporation (collectively, the “Company”), of his intention to retire from the Company effective December 31, 2018 (“Retirement Date”). Subject to the execution of a customary separation agreement and release, for a nine-month period following his Retirement Date, Mr. Ezickson will be eligible to participate in the Company’s health, dental and vision plans at the rate employees of the Company would otherwise pay.  Mr. Ezickson will also be entitled to receive a one-time payment of up to 100% of his target bonus for 2018 based on the achievement by the Company of its 2018 corporate objectives, to be paid at the time the Company customarily pays its annual bonuses.  On the Retirement Date, all of Mr. Ezickson’s unvested equity in Scholar Rock Holding Corporation will be fully accelerated and become vested.  In addition, Mr. Ezickson will have 180 days following the Retirement Date to exercise any option to purchase shares of Scholar Rock Holding Corporation’s common stock (in lieu of the typical 90-day period for exercisability).






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.



Scholar Rock Holding Corporation




Date: August 29, 2018


/s/ Junlin Ho



Junlin Ho



VP, Head of Corporate Legal