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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 7, 2011
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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 September 8, 2011, Oncothyreon Inc. (the Company) announced that Dr. Robert Kirkman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has taken a temporary medical leave of absence, effective September 12, 2011. During Dr. Kirkmans absence, Dr. Christopher Henney, who has served as the Chairman of the Companys board of directors since 2006, will assume Dr. Kirkmans duties and responsibilities.
In satisfaction of the disclosure required pursuant to Sections 401(b) and 401(e) of Regulation S-K, Part III, Item 10 of Companys 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 14, 2011, is incorporated by reference herein.
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.
/s/ Robert L. Kirkman, M.D.
|Robert L. Kirkman, M.D.|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Date: September 7, 2011