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): March 31, 2016

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
2130 W. Holcombe Blvd., Ste. 800
Houston, TX
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 832-384-1100

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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 March 31, 2016, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), approved a six month extension of the Employment Agreement, dated April 6, 2015, between the Company and Kevin M. Slawin, M.D., the Chief Technology Officer and a director of the Company (the “Employment Agreement”), in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Agreement. The Employment Agreement and Dr. Slawin’s position as an employee of the Company will terminate on December 31, 2016.

The Board also approved the terms of a six month consulting agreement between Dr. Slawin and the Company, effective January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 (the “Consulting Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Consulting Agreement, following termination of the Employment Agreement, Dr. Slawin agreed to serve as a special advisor to the Science Committee of the Board, undertaking special projects as requested by the Science Committee or the Board. The Consulting Agreement provides that Dr. Slawin will be paid a monthly consulting fee of $25,000 during the six-month term of the agreement. In addition, Dr. Slawin will be entitled to receive healthcare benefits during the term of the Consulting Agreement and also will be entitled to reimbursement for documented expenses under the Company’s reimbursement policy.

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.
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dated: April 6, 2016
/s/ Ken Moseley
Ken Moseley
Senior Vice President and General Counsel