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 14, 2015



(Exact Name of registrant as Specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-35421 33-0727287
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1535 Rancho Conejo Boulevard    
Thousand Oaks, CA   91320
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805) 376-6500


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 July 14, 2015, Messrs. Daniel Glat and Steven Koonin announced their resignation from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Ceres, Inc. (the Company”), effective July 17, 2015. Mr. Glat served on the Board since June 2013 and provided the Company with extensive experience regarding Brazilian agribusiness. Mr. Koonin served on the Board since August 2012 and brought extensive experience in science, energy and government to the Board. Their departure follows the Company’s realignment of its business to focus on food and forage opportunities and biotechnology traits, and the restructuring of its Brazilian seed operations. There was no disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.










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 17, 2015 By:  /s/ Paul Kuc  
    Name: Paul Kuc  
    Title:  Chief Financial Officer