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Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Other Events, Financial St

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

On January 30, 2014, the Company appointed Daniel Levitt, M.D., Ph.D. as a director of the Company.

Dr. Levitt has been Chief Medical Officer of CytRx Corporation since 2009. Dr. Levitt brings more than 28 years of senior management experience, having spearheaded numerous drug development programs to commercialization at leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining CytRx, Dr. Levitt served from January 2007 to February 2009 as Executive Vice President, Research and Development at Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, from August 2003 to April 2006, he was Chief Medical Officer and Head of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Dynavax Technologies Corporation, managing clinical trials for four programs and overseeing multi-country regulatory strategies. From August 2002 to July 2003, Dr. Levitt was Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development at Affymax, Inc., and prior to that he spent six years at Protein Design Labs, Inc., completing his tenure as that firm's President and Head of Research and Development. Dr. Levitt's past experience includes a position as Head of Drug Development at Geron Corporation, and Head of the Cytokine Development Unit and Global Clinical Oncology at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and as Director, Clinical Oncology and Immunology at Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. Dr. Levitt graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University. He earned both his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Levitt has received 10 major research awards and authored or co-authored more than 200 papers and abstracts.

On January 30, 2014, Ernst-Guenter Afting, Ph.D. resigned as a director of the Company to pursue other opportunities.

Item 8.01 Other Items.

On February 3, 2014, the Company issued a press release regarding the appointment of Daniel Levitt, M.D., Ph.D. as director and the resignation of Ernst-Guenter Afting, Ph.D. as a director of the Company.

The information in this Item 8.01, including the exhibit, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description

99.1 Press release dated February 3, 2014.

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