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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 4, 2022



Vir Biotechnology, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39083   81-2730369
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


499 Illinois Street, Suite 500  
San Francisco, California   94158
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 906-4324

(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, $0.0001 par value   VIR   Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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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 as of April 4, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Johanna Friedl-Naderer, age 54, to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Friedl-Naderer is responsible for overseeing the Company’s business development, finance, product development/regulatory and corporate affairs operations. Previously, Ms. Friedl-Naderer served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Global from March 2022 to April 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Friedl-Naderer held various positions at Biogen Inc. (“Biogen”) from February 2001 to January 2022, most recently serving as President of Europe, Canada & Partner Markets at Biogen and as a member of Biogen’s Global Leadership Team, where she was fully responsible for the regional P&L and working on global commercial aspects of the business including strategy, planning and execution. During her more than 20-year tenure at Biogen, she held positions of increasing responsibility across a wide range of functions, building and leading teams in advancing access to medicines for the treatment of neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Ms. Friedl-Naderer has also served on several boards of directors, including the boards of directors of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries & Associations (EFPIA), the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Interpharma and the council of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA).

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Friedl-Naderer and any other person pursuant to which she was selected as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, and there is no family relationship between Ms. Friedl-Naderer and any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. Ms. Friedl-Naderer has no direct or indirect interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

As of the filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Report”), the Compensation Committee of the Board and the Board have not determined the compensation of Ms. Friedl-Naderer in connection with her new appointment. The Company will provide this information by filing an amendment to this Report after the information is determined or becomes available.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.



104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 7, 2022     By:  

/s/ Howard Horn


Howard Horn

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary