Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 7, 2024
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

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(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

13631 Progress Boulevard, Suite 400 Alachua, Florida
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(386) 462-6800
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Directors.
Angelo Scopelianos notified Axogen, Inc. (the “Company”) of his intention to resign as the Company’s Chief Research and Development Officer no later than March 31, 2024 (the “Separation Date”). Mr. Scopelianos will provide transition services as a consultant for a period commencing on the Separation Date and ending on December 31, 2024 (the “Consulting Period). The Consulting Period may be extended further upon mutual agreement of the Company and Mr. Scopelianos and may be terminated by the Company for cause. In connection with his provision of consulting services for up to 10 hours of work per week, Mr. Scopelianos will be eligible to receive a monthly fee of $9,079.16 per month. If Mr. Scopelianos provides consulting services through October 1, 2024, he will also be entitled to a one-time additional payment of $75,000.
Pursuant to the terms of the Transition and Separation Agreement, dated March 7, 2024, between Axogen Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and Mr. Scopelianos (the “Transition Agreement”), Mr. Scopelianos will be entitled to his 2023 bonus amount of $228,385.26, which will be paid out on March 15, 2024. With regards to outstanding unvested equity awards held by Mr. Scopelianos, (i) unvested stock options will continue to vest through the end of the Consulting Period, (ii) unvested restricted stock units will cease vesting as of the Separation Date, and (iii) any vested performance stock units (“PSUs”) will settle based on the Company’s actual achievement of the applicable goals as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors. and any unvested PSUs will cease vesting as of the Separation Date.
As part of the transition, Mr. Scopelianos is subject to ongoing non-competition provision and other restrictive covenant obligations through the Consulting Period.
Mr. Scopelianos’ product development responsibilities will be assumed by Ms. Stacy Arnold, Vice President of Product Development and Clinical Research, who is not an executive officer but is a member of the executive team and reports directly to the Company’s CEO, Karen Zaderej.
The foregoing description of the Transition Agreement is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Transition Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) ExhibitsSee the Exhibit index below, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Exhibit No.
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: March 7, 2024By:Marc Began
Marc Began
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer