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): July 20, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39273   84-1700838

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

480 Arsenal Way

Watertown, MA 02472

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(617) 393-4600

(Registrant’s telephone number, include area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   LYRA   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.

Effective July 24, 2020, Laura Edgerly-Pflug ceased to be the Senior Vice President of Technical Operations of Lyra Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) and her employment with the Company terminated.

The Company entered into a separation and release agreement with Ms. Edgerly-Pflug, pursuant to which she is eligible to receive the following payments and benefits: (a) continued payment of her base salary until January 24, 2021, (b) reimbursement or payment of medical, dental or vision continuation coverage premiums for Ms. Edgerly-Pflug and her covered dependents, less the amount she would have had to pay to receive such coverage as an active employee, until July 24, 2021, and (c) outplacement services until July 24, 2021 not to exceed $5,000 in the aggregate. The separation and release agreement also includes a release of claims against the Company by Ms. Edgerly-Pflug.


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: July 24, 2020     By:   /s/ R. Don Elsey

R. Don Elsey


Chief Financial Officer