Washington, D.C. 20549


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):   February 26, 2018


Dynavax Technologies Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Commission File Number:  001-34207





(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2929 Seventh Street, Suite 100

Berkeley, CA 94710-2753

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(510) 848-5100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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


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

(b)On February 26, 2018, Stanley Plotkin, M.D., a member of the Board of Directors of  Dynavax Technologies Corporation  (the “Company”), informed the Company that he will resign from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) at the upcoming Annual Stockholders’ Meeting to be held in May 2018 (the “2018 Annual Meeting”). Dr. Plotkin’s decision to resign is for personal reasons and was not the result of a disagreement with the Company.


Dr. Plotkin has indicated his intention to continue to serve as a director of the Company until the 2018 Annual Meeting, and he is expected to become a Scientific Advisor to Dynavax following his resignation from the Board.







































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.







Dynavax Technologies Corporation

Date: March 2, 2018












Steven N. Gersten






Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer