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): September 11, 2018



Calyxt, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38161   27-1967997

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2800 Mount Ridge Road

Roseville, MN 55113-1127

(Address and zip code of principal executive offices)

(651) 683-2807

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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.

On September 11, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Calyxt, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Christopher J. Neugent to serve as a member of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Neugent, 57, has served as the Executive Vice President of Strategy of Post Holdings, Inc. since July 2018. Prior thereto, he served as President and CEO, Post Consumer Brands, from November 2015 until July 2018. Previously, Mr. Neugent served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MOM Brands Company since May 2015, when Post acquired MOM Brands Company. From 2001 until the acquisition, Mr. Neugent served in various roles at MOM Brands Company, most recently as Chairman and CEO. Mr. Neugent has served on the Board of Directors of Welch Foods Inc. since February 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Princeton University and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Neugent has been provided an indemnification agreement and will receive compensation in accordance with the Company’s standard arrangements for non-employee directors.

The Board has determined that Mr. Neugent is an independent director under applicable listing standards and the Company’s governance principles. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Neugent and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Neugent was named as a director of the Board. Mr. Neugent does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Calyxt, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: September 17, 2018





/s/ Dr. Yves J. Ribeill



Dr. Yves J. Ribeill



Interim Chief Executive Officer