Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

October 8, 2019




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1111 Dr. Frederik-Philips
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Montréal, Québec CA


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Item 5.02.     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Appointment of Certain Officers.


Departure of Officer


On October 8, 2019, Timothy L. Maness, the Chief Accounting Officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) notified the Company of his decision to resign from the Company, including any positions held with the Company, effective October 31, 2019 (the “Effective Date”). Following the Effective Date, the Company will be eliminating the position of Chief Accounting Officer.


Appointment of Officer


On October 11, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Amit Hasija, the current Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development of the Company, as the principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of the Company, effective October11, 2019. Mr. Hasija does not have a family relationship with any director or executive officer of the Company or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer, and there are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Hasija and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Hasija was selected to serve as principal financial officer or principal accounting officer. There have been no transactions involving Mr. Hasija that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).


The information required by Items 401(b) and (e) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act with respect to Mr. Hasija and a description of the terms of Mr. Hasija’s employment agreement with the Company were included in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 10, 2019 and are incorporated herein by reference.






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/ Joseph Oliveto



Joseph Oliveto



Chief Executive Officer


Dated:  October 15, 2019