Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 27, 2018



MannKind Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-50865   13-3607736

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


30930 Russell Ranch Road, Suite 300

Westlake Village, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (818) 661-5000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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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 November 27, 2018, Christine Mundkur was appointed to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of MannKind Corporation (the “Company”). In addition, Ms. Mundkur was appointed as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”).

Ms. Mundkur is expected to receive compensation for service as a director in accordance with the Company’s non-employee director compensation program, including annual cash retainer and an annual equity grant. The Company also entered into an indemnification agreement with Ms. Mundkur.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Mundkur and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Mundkur was appointed as director. The Company is not aware of any transaction between the Company and Ms. Mundkur that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

On November 27, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Mundkur to the Board and the Audit Committee. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






99.1    Press Release, dated November 27, 2018


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: December 3, 2018     By:   /s/ David Thomson

David Thomson, Ph.D., J.D.


Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Exhibit 99.1



MannKind Appoints Christine Mundkur to its Board of Directors

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 — MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) today announced that Christine Mundkur has joined its Board of Directors, effective November 27, 2018. Ms. Mundkur will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Ms. Mundkur brings 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to the MannKind Board.

“Christine brings a tremendous wealth of experience to our board of directors,” said Kent Kresa, Chairman of the Board of MannKind Corporation. “Her success with inhalation products, in particular, will be an invaluable asset to MannKind. She is a strong leader and team builder with proven technical and leadership expertise, which we believe will further strengthen our board and our company.”

Ms. Mundkur most recently served as chief executive officer and the non-voting chairman of the board of directors for Impopharma Inc., a developer of complex formulations focused on inhalation pharmaceutical products. While at Impopharma, Ms. Mundkur led the transition of the company from a successful clinical research organization into a generic pharmaceutical inhalation development company. Her work included the internal development and filing of Abbreviated New Drug Applications of spray and inhalation products. Ms. Mundkur also held leadership positions as president and chief executive office of the US Division and head of commercial operations for North America for Sandoz, Inc. Earlier, she served as chief executive officer of Barr Laboratories, Inc., where she started her career as quality and regulatory counsel. In addition, Ms. Mundkur served as a strategic consultant advising several clients on global pharmaceutical business strategies. Ms. Mundkur holds a J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law and received her B.S. degree in chemistry from St. Louis University.

The addition of Ms. Mundkur brings the total number of MannKind Board members to eight.

About MannKind Corporation

MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) focuses on the development and commercialization of inhaled therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes and pulmonary arterial hypertension. MannKind is currently commercializing Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, the Company’s first FDA-approved product and the only inhaled rapid-acting mealtime insulin in the United States, where it is available by prescription from pharmacies nationwide. MannKind is headquartered in Westlake Village, California, and has a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The Company also employs field sales and medical representatives across the U.S. For further information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “goal,” “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon MannKind’s current expectations. Actual results and the timing of



events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties detailed in MannKind’s filings with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and MannKind undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Company Contact:

Rose Alinaya

SVP, Investor Relations