SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): October 19, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2550 Stanwell Drive
Concord, California 94520
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (925) 288-6000
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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 October 19, 2012, Howard G. Ervin notified Cerus Corporation (the Company) of his intent to retire as the Companys Chief Legal Officer, effective as of December 3, 2012 (the Transition Date). From and after the Transition Date, Mr. Ervin will cease performing the functions of the Companys Chief Legal Officer, and will cease to have that title, but will continue to serve as the Companys Vice President, Legal Affairs on a part-time basis during a period to be determined.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events|
On October 25, 2012, the Company announced that Chrystal Menard had been appointed as the Companys Chief Legal Officer, effective as of December 3, 2012.
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.
Dated: October 25, 2012
|Kevin D. Green|
|Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer|