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): February 19, 2019


BioTime, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


California   1-12830   94-3127919
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


1010 Atlantic Avenue

Suite 102

Alameda, California 94501

(Address of principal executive offices)


(510) 521-3390

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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References in this Report to “BioTime,” “we” or “us” refer to BioTime, Inc.


Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02 - Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers




As previously disclosed by BioTime, Inc. (the “Company”), on January 3, 2019, Russell Skibsted ceased serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. On February 19, 2019, the Company and Mr. Skibsted entered into a separation agreement pursuant to which Mr. Skibsted is entitled to receive:


1.Cash severance equal to six months of his annual base salary and a portion of the bonus target amount equal to $100,000.


2.Payment of COBRA group health insurance premiums for Mr. Skibsted and his eligible dependents for up to a maximum of six months.


3.Accelerated vesting of all of Mr. Skibsted’s outstanding option grants and extension of the exercise period until January 2, 2020.


The foregoing description of the separation agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the separation agreement, which will be filed as an exhibit to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.


On February 19, 2019, Stephana Patton resigned as the General Counsel of the Company, with an anticipated effective date of March 1, 2019. The Company has engaged several consultants to help manage the legal function while it conducts a search for a new General Counsel.







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: February 22, 2019 By /s/ Brian M. Culley 

Brian M. Culley

Chief Executive Officer