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): April 1, 2016




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201 Mission Street, Suite 2375
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 371-8300



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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.


(d) Election of New Director.


On April 1, 2016, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (the “Company”), by resolution as contemplated in the Company’s bylaws, increased the size of the Board from five to six Directors.  In connection therewith, and to fill the newly created vacancy, the Board appointed John Micek III, age 63, to serve as a Class II director of the Company until the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders or until his successor is elected and qualified.  Mr. Micek was also appointed by the Board to serve as the chairperson of the Audit Committee, replacing Mr. Bochnowski, and as a member of its Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee.


Accordingly, the current composition of the Board’s committees is as follows:


Audit Committee: Messrs. Bochnowski, Micek and Qiu and Dr. Yang

Compensation Committee:  Messrs. Bochnowski, Kamphuis and Micek

Nominating Committee: Messrs. Bochnowski, Kamphuis and Micek


From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Micek was managing director of Silicon Prairie Partners, LP, a Palo Alto, California based family-owned venture fund. Since 2010, Mr. Micek has been managing partner of Verdant Ventures, a merchant bank dedicated to sourcing and funding university and corporate lab spinouts in areas including pharmaceuticals and cleantech.  Mr. Micek serves on the board of directors of Armanino Foods of Distinction, Innovaro Corporation and JAL/Universal Assurors. He is also a board member and CEO and CFO of Enova Systems, and from March 2014 to August 2015 he served as interim CFO for Smith Electric Vehicles Inc.  From 2000 to 2003, he was on the board of directors of Universal Warranty Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMACI (a General Motors subsidiary). Mr. Micek is a cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University, and the University of San Francisco School of Law, and is a practicing California attorney specializing in financial services. Additionally, he was an adjunct faculty professor in Corporate Governance and Ethics at the graduate school of Economics at the University of San Francisco in 2013 and 2014.  Mr. Micek’s extensive experience with venture capital backed healthcare companies and experience as both an executive officer and member of the board of directors of numerous companies led the Board to conclude that he is qualified to serve as a director of the Company.


On April 6, 2016, the Company issued a press release with respect to the foregoing, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.


In connection with his appointment to the Board and its Committees, the Board, upon recommendation of the Compensation Committee, granted Mr. Micek options to purchase 100,177 shares of the Company’s common stock under its 2014 Stock Incentive Plan, all of which vest monthly over 3-years such that they are vested in full on the 3-year anniversary of the grant date, have an exercise price of $1.58 per share, and expire 10-years from the grant date.


Item 9.01                      Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)     Exhibits


Exhibit No.





Press Release of Jaguar Animal Health, Inc., dated April 6, 2016.






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











/s/ Karen S. Wright



Name: Karen S. Wright



Title: Chief Financial Officer



Date: April 6, 2016