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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 29, 2020
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1020 Stony Hill Road, Suite 300
Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067
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Common stock, par value $0.001 per shareOPTNNasdaq Global Select Market

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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 July 29, 2020, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of OptiNose, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Catherine E. Owen as a member of the Board. Ms. Owen’s appointment to the Board is to fill a newly created directorship resulting from the increase in the number of directors from eight (8) to nine (9) as approved by the Board. Ms. Owen was appointed as a Class III director, with an initial term expiring at the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders.

Ms. Owen will be compensated for her service on the Board in accordance with the Company’s non-employee director compensation policy. Additionally, Ms. Owen entered into the Company's standard indemnification agreement for directors and officers, the form of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company's registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-220515), and will be covered by the Company’s directors' and officers' insurance policy.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Owen and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Owen was appointed as a director. Except as described herein, there are no existing or currently proposed transactions to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party and in which Ms. Owen has a direct or indirect material interest.

On July 29, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Owen to the Board. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No. Description

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.
  OptiNose, Inc.
By: /s/ Keith A. Goldan
  Keith A. Goldan
  Chief Financial Officer
Date: July 29, 2020

Exhibit 99.1

Optinose names Catherine E. Owen as Director

YARDLEY, Pa., July 29, 2020Optinose (NASDAQ:OPTN), a pharmaceutical company focused on patients treated by ear, nose and throat (ENT) and allergy specialists, today announced its Board of Directors has named Catherine E. Owen as a new director.

Catherine currently serves as Senior Vice President, Major Markets at Bristol-Myers Squibb, overseeing commercial operations for the business in 18 countries including Japan, Germany, France, and others across Europe.

She joined BMS in 2019 from Johnson & Johnson, where she served most recently as President of Janssen Immunology North America, which launched new products in Crohn’s disease and psoriasis and led the development of J&J’s biosimilars strategy. Prior to leading Immunology, she was the President of the Infectious Diseases business in the US, responsible for the HIV, RSV, Flu, and Hepatitis B pipeline. Prior to that she worked in various functions and businesses at J&J and led the launches of multiple products in both Europe and the US. Catherine began her career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1992 at AstraZeneca in London as a production support pharmacist.

Catherine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Manchester and completed her registered pharmacy degree and was a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, MRPhs. In 2019, in recognition of her efforts as a developer of talent, the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) named Owen an HBA Luminary.

"We are pleased to welcome Catherine to the Optinose Board of Directors," stated Joe Scodari, Chairman of the Optinose Board of Directors. "Her global executive-level experience in the pharmaceuticals industry, along with her marketing, sales, and strategy acumen support our belief that she is an exceptional candidate to join our Board of Directors."

About Optinose
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