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Cardica: Documents Incorporated By Reference CARDICA, INC ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Amendment No. 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART III

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Item 11. Executive Compensation

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services

PART IV

Item15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

Signatures

EXPLANATORY NOTE

We are filing this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A (this “Amendment”), to amend our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on September 25, 2015 (the “Form 10-K”). The principal purpose of this Amendment is to include in Part III the information that was to be incorporated by reference to the Proxy Statement for our 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. This Amendment hereby amends Part III, Items 10 through 14, and Part IV Item 15 of the Form 10-K. In addition, as required by Rule 12b-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, new certifications by our principal executive officer and principal financial officer are filed as exhibits to this Amendment.

No attempt has been made in this Amendment to modify or update the other disclosures presented in the Form 10-K. This Amendment does not reflect events occurring after the filing of the 10-K (

occurring after September 25, 2015) or modify or update those disclosures that may be affected by subsequent events. Such subsequent matters are addressed in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Accordingly, this Amendment should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-K and our other filings with the SEC.

Executive Officers of the Registrant

The following table sets forth certain information concerning our executive officers as of October 28, 2015:

Position

Julian Nikolchev

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Robert Y. Newell

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Liam J. Burns

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Gregory P. Watson

Vice President, Operations

joined Cardica as our President and Chief Executive Officer and Director on October 15, 2015. Mr. Nikolchev brings more than 30 years of medical device experience to Cardica. From 2014 to 2015 he worked as a consultant for several early stage start-up companies, SRI International and NanoDimension, Inc., a Venture Capital firm. He previously served as founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Pivot Medical, a medical device company (now part of Stryker Sports Medicine) from 2007 to 2014, where he was responsible for directing the transition from development enterprise to a full commercial organization with the leading brand in the fastest growing orthopedic market segment. He joined Pivot Medical while serving as a venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Ventures, a venture capital firm where he was a venture partner from 2006 to 2008. Before Frazier, he served as founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of CardioMind (sold to Biosensors International) from 2003 to 2006, and previously as president and Chief Executive Officer of AVAcore Technologies from 2000 to 2003 and as founder and president of Pro*Duct Health, a medical device company (sold to Cytyc) from 1997 to 2000. Prior to Pro*Duct Health, he served as manager of the new venture group at Target Therapeutics from 1991 to 1992, where he subsequently founded Conceptus (sold to Bayer AG in 2014) and served as founder and Chief Technology Officer for many years. Prior to his tenure leading medical device companies, Mr. Nikolchev served in a variety of escalating management positions within engineering organizations. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a M.S. degree in Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous papers on technology commercialization and new technology development and an inventor and co-inventor on more than 35 issued or pending patents.

Robert Y. Newell

has been our Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since March 2003 and was Vice President, Finance and Operations, from July 2005 to July 2008. From January 2000 to February 2003 he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Omnicell, Inc., a hospital supply and medication management company. Mr. Newell holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics from the College of William & Mary and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a director, member of the audit committee and chairman of the compensation committee of ARI Network Services, Inc., public software as a service (SaaS) company.

joined Cardica as our Vice President, Sales and Marketing in January 2014. Since September 2007, he has been President of EP Burns Group LLC, a healthcare and life science focused sales, marketing and leadership development consulting company that he founded, at which he was responsible for all facets of the business. From September 2006 to August 2007, he was Vice President Marketing of Power Medical Interventions, Inc. a surgical stapling company. From October 1991 to August 2006, he held various sales and marketing management positions with Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. Mr. Burns holds a B.A. degree from the College of Holy Cross and an M.B.A. degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Gregory P. Watson

joined Cardica as our Vice President of Operations in May 2015. From March 2013 to May 2015, Mr. Watson consulted for start-up and mid-stage medical device firms in various stages of commercialization to establish and scale up their manufacturing operations. From July 2010 to January 2013, Mr. Watson held the positions of vice president of manufacturing, operations and product development for Uptake Medical Corp., where he was responsible for providing leadership and direction for the product development and manufacturing areas. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Watson served as vice president of manufacturing and product development for TherOx, Inc. From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Watson served twelve years at Baxter Healthcare Corporation where he held various positions in the cardiovascular division including director of operations, director of R&D and plant manager. He currently holds nine U.S. patents. Mr. Watson earned his B.S. in Industrial Management from California State Polytechnic University.

Directors of the Registrant

The following is a brief biography of each of our directors and a discussion of the specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills of each director that led the Board of Directors

to determine that each member of our Board of Directors should serve as a director.

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION/

POSITION HELD WITH CARDICA

Gregory D. Casciaro

Retired Chief Executive Officer / Director

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

R. Michael Kleine

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Miramar Labs, Inc. / Director

William P. Moffitt, III

Samuel E. Navarro

Managing Partner of Gravitas Healthcare, LLC / Director

Gary S. Petersmeyer

Consultant / Director

John Simon, Ph.D.

Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC /

William H. Younger, Jr.

Managing Director of the General Partner of

Sutter Hill Ventures / Director

As of November 4, 2015

Gregory D. Casciaro

has been a director since December 2014. Since January 2015, Mr. Casciaro has served as executive chairman of the board of directors of Apama Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on atrial fibrillation technologies. He has served as a director of QT Vascular Ltd., a medical device company, since 2001. From June 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Casciaro served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AccessClosure, Inc., a medical device company that was acquired by Cardinal Health, Inc. From September 2004 to December 2009, he was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of XTENT, Inc., a medical device company that was acquired by Biosensors International Group, Ltd. Previously, Mr. Casciaro served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Orquest Inc., a private company manufacturing and selling bio-therapeutic products to the orthopedic market. Mr. Casciaro previously served as a director of AngioDynamics, Inc. and Kerberos Proximal Solutions. Prior to 2001, he was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director at General Surgical Innovations, Inc., a laparoscopic surgical equipment manufacturer that was acquired by United States Surgical, a division of Tyco Healthcare Group, and held executive and management positions at Vascular Intervention, a division of Guidant Corporation, North American Instrument Corporation, and Procter & Gamble Co. Mr. Casciaro graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Business Administration. Mr. Casciaro has extensive chief executive management experience with growth companies and in mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry.

has been a director since December 2014. He has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Miramar Labs, Inc., a leading medical device manufacturer, since February 2014. Previously, Mr. Kleine served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, from May 2011 to February 2014, where he served as its executive chairman of the board until September 2014. Mr. Kleine also serves as a director of ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Pte. Ltd., a pharmaceutical company, QT Vascular, a medical device company, and BioParadox Inc., a point-of-care biologic treatment company. Prior to EGS, Mr. Kleine served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Biosensors International, a company focused on the interventional cardiology and critical care markets, from January 2008 to November 2010. Previously, Mr. Kleine served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Microvention, Inc., a leading medical device company, until its acquisition by Terumo Corporation, at which point Mr. Kleine served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the Microvention Division. Previously, Mr. Kleine served as a partner of Pharos LLC, a company focused on acquiring and developing core technologies, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of each of Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. and Sorin Biomedical Inc., both medical device manufacturers. Mr. Kleine also held numerous leadership roles with Baxter International Inc. Mr. Kleine holds a M.S. from Webster University and a B.A. in biological science from Missouri Valley College. Mr. Kleine has extensive chief executive management experience with growth companies and mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry.

has been a director since October 2014.

Mr. Moffitt served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Nanosphere,

a developer, manufacturer and marketer of an advanced molecular diagnostic platform for the early detection of disease, from July 2004 through February 2013. Prior to joining Nanosphere, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of i-STAT Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic products in the point-of-care blood analysis market. Mr. Moffitt led i-STAT from its early stage to commercialization and its initial public offering in 1992 to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories in 2003. Prior to i-STAT, Mr. Moffitt held increasingly responsible executive positions from 1973 through 1989 with Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, and American Hospital Supply Corporation, a diversified manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, which Baxter acquired in 1985. Mr. Moffitt earned a B.S. in zoology from Duke University. Mr. Moffitt has extensive industry experience and proven track record in leading the growth of diagnostics companies from development stage through market leadership.

Samuel E. Navarro

has been a director since December 2014. Mr. Navarro currently serves as managing partner of Gravitas Healthcare, LLC, a strategic advisory firm he founded in October 2008 that specializes in advising emerging growth medical device companies. Previously, Mr. Navarro served as managing director of Cowen & Co. and head of its medical technology investment banking initiatives. Prior to Cowen, he was at The Galleon Group running the Galleon Healthcare Fund as a senior portfolio manager. Prior to his tenure at The Galleon Group, Mr. Navarro was global head of healthcare investment banking at ING Barings. Mr. Navarro has also held senior medical technology equity research positions at UBS Securities, Furman Selz Inc. and Needham & Company. Mr. Navarro serves as a director of Mela Sciences, Inc., a medical device company, and Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration company. Previously, Mr. Navarro served as a director of Artasis, Inc., Fixes-4-Kids, Inc., Photomedex, Inc., Micro Therapeutics, Inc., all medical device companies, and also served as an advisory board member of OrthoPediatrics Corp., a worldwide leader in pediatric orthopedics. Mr. Navarro received an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a M.S. in engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Navarro has extensive experience in the medical device industry and emerging medical device companies as an equity research analyst, an investment banker, a portfolio manager and board member.

Mr. Petersmeyer currently serves as a consultant to companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Most recently he co-founded Aesthetic Sciences Corporation in 2004 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until December 2010. Prior to that he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pherin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2000 to 2001, and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Collagen Corporation, Inc. from 1995 to 2000. From 1976 to 2000 he served in various management positions for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Mr. Petersmeyer serves as a director and member of the compensation and audit committees of Omnicell, Inc., a company providing safety and automation equipment to hospitals, and as a director and member of the organization and compensation committee and the science and technology committee of The Cooper Companies, Inc., a global medical device company focused on contact lenses and women’s health care. He has served on the boards of Visx Incorporated and Roxro Pharmaceuticals prior to their acquisitions. He also serves as chairman of the board for Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving youth sports. Mr. Petersmeyer has served as the CEO or President of four companies in the medical device and pharmaceuticals industry and has over 35 years of industry experience in leadership positions. He has extensive knowledge and experience in global markets, including the United States, Asia and Europe. His expertise includes financial, research and regulatory strategy, and business development with an emphasis on growth, new product lines and leadership development.

has been a director since June 2001. Mr. Simon is a Managing Director of the investment banking firm, Allen & Company LLC, where he has been employed for over 25 years. He was a member of the board of directors for Neurogen Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from 1993 to December 2009, and continues to serve on the boards of several privately held companies. Mr. Simon holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from The College of William & Mary, a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University, and both an M.B.A. degree in finance and a J.D. degree from Columbia University. Mr. Simon has broad experience in capital markets, corporate and financial strategy and has been instrumental in advising Cardica and the Board on raising the capital required to pursue Cardica’s goals.

has been a director since August 2000. Mr. Younger is a managing director of the general partner of Sutter Hill Ventures, a venture capital firm, where he has been employed since 1981. Mr. Younger holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University. Mr. Younger was a member of the board of directors of Vitria Technology, Inc., a software company, from 1997 to November 2005, and Omnicell, Inc., a company specializing in medication and supply management for hospitals, from 1992 to May 2012. Having served on the Board for more than 10 years, Mr. Younger provides both a historic understanding of Cardica’s strategies, as well as provides board continuity. His business judgment and ability to counsel our management, developed as a managing director of a successful venture capital firm, provide a breadth of general business knowledge and transactional experience to the Board.

There are no family relationships among any of our executive officers and directors.

ection 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, requires our directors and executive officers, and persons who own more than ten percent of a registered class of our equity securities, to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of our common stock and other equity securities. Our executive officers, directors and greater than ten percent stockholders are required by SEC regulation to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.

To our knowledge, based solely on a review of the copies of such reports furnished to us and written representations that no other reports were required, during fiscal 2015 our executive officers, directors and greater than ten percent beneficial owners complied with...


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