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): May 15, 2018


Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of





(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


1550 East Gude Drive, Rockville MD



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (301) 838-2500


Not Applicable

(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


(b)  On May 15, 2018, Victor Vaughn, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, notified Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Supernus” or the “Company”) of his retirement from the Company effective May 31, 2018 to spend more time with his family. Mr. Vaughn has been commuting from Kentucky for several years since he joined Supernus as a full time employee and prior to that on a consulting basis.


Supernus very much appreciates all the significant contributions Mr. Vaughn has made to the Company and fully understands his desire to retire and be back with his family. Mr. Vaughn’s direct reports, Todd Horich, Vice President of Marketing, and Taylor Raiford, Vice President of Sales, will report directly to the CEO of the Company. Messrs. Horich and Raiford have been leading the commercial organization in their respective areas since the Company built its commercial infrastructure. Messrs. Horich and Raiford joined the Company in 2010 and 2012, respectively, built their respective teams and led them through the successful launch of Oxtellar XR and Trokendi XR.






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.







DATED: May 17, 2018


/s/ Gregory S. Patrick



Gregory S. Patrick



Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer