Washington, DC  20549





Amendment No. 1



Current Report Pursuant

to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported):  October 3, 2018




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)



Cayman Islands
(State or Other Jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification


PO Box 309

Ugland House, South Church Street

George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY1-1104

(650) 808-6000

(Addresses, including zip code, and telephone numbers, including area code, of principal executive offices)



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company o


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Explanatory Note


On October 3, 2018, Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”), filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Original Report”) to report that Ms. Renee D. Gala notified Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) of her resignation as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective on January 2, 2019.  This Amendment No. 1 to Current Report on Form 8-K/A (this “Amended Report”), supplements and amends the Original Report.  Other than as described herein, this Amended Report does not amend any other information previously filed in the Original Report, which information is incorporated herein by reference.


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


Item 5.02 of the Original Report is hereby amended to add the following information:


(e)           On January 2, 2019, the Company and Ms. Gala entered into a consulting agreement to facilitate the transition of activities following Ms. Gala’s departure, pursuant to which certain outstanding equity awards will continue to vest during these transition activities, and a copy of which is included in this Amended Report as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.



Consulting Agreement between the Company and Renee D. Gala dated January 2, 2019






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: January 3, 2019


/s/ Bradford J. Shafer



Bradford J. Shafer



Executive Vice President and General Counsel