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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): November 9, 2023 
Atossa Therapeutics, Inc.
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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 November 9, 2023, Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (The "Company") issued a press release announcing that Jonathan Finn, CFA, has been appointed to the Company's board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Finn has also been appointed to serve on the Company's audit committee. Mr. Finn has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on early to mid-stage biotechnology and technology companies. Mr. Finn currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Vantage Consulting Group, an investment advisory firm. In this role, he directs investment strategy, asset allocation, manager selection and portfolio construction. Mr. Finn is also a Founding Partner of Scientia Ventures, a manager of venture capital funds that invest in companies targeting computational biology and chemistry, the digitization of medicine, digital therapies, and traditional drug development businesses at the cutting edge of the life sciences industry. Mr. Finn succeeded Greg Weaver as a Class I director, to hold office until the 2025 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. Mr. Finn will receive compensation as a non-employee director, as described in the Company's Proxy Statement for its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2023. The Company also intends to entered into its standard form of indemnification agreement with Mr. Finn.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Finn and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected to serve as a director; he has no family relationships with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers; and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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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. 
November 9, 2023
/s/ Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D.
Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer