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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 31, 2020

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Officers; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

(b) On July 31, 2020, Mr. Joseph Talamo, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) notified the Company of his intent to resign as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and from all other positions held with the Company in order to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Talamo is expected to provide transitional assistance through August 21, 2020, the effective date of his resignation.

Item 9.01. Financial Statement and Exhibits. On August 5, 2020, the Company issued a press release in connection with Mr. Talamo’s resignation, which press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.

Exhibit No.Description
Press release, dated August 5, 2020

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.


By: /s/ David J. Mazzo   
Name: David J. Mazzo, PhD
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Dated: August 5, 2020


Exhibit 99.1

Caladrius Biosciences Announces the Resignation of Joseph Talamo, Chief Financial Officer

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. (August 5, 2020) – Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLBS) (“Caladrius” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of cellular therapies designed to reverse, not simply manage, disease, today announced that Joseph Talamo, Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), has tendered his resignation in order to explore leadership opportunities outside of Caladrius. To ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Talamo plans to continue to serve as CFO until August 21, 2020. Caladrius has initiated a search to identify qualified candidates to fill the permanent CFO position and will provide an update in due course.
“Joe has been an asset to Caladrius during his nine years of service and I thank him on behalf of the entire Company for his service and dedication. We wish him all the best in his new endeavor,” said David J. Mazzo, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caladrius.

About Caladrius Biosciences

Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of cellular therapies designed to reverse, not manage, disease. We are developing a first- in-class cell therapy product that is based on the notion that our body contains finely tuned mechanisms for self-repair. Our technology leverages and enables these mechanisms in the form of specific cells, using formulations and modes of delivery unique to each medical indication.

The Company's current product candidates include CLBS119, a CD34+ cell therapy product candidate for the repair of lung damage found in patients with severe COVID-19 infection who experienced respiratory failure, for which the Company plans to initiate a clinical trial in the coming months, as well as three developmental treatments for ischemic diseases based on its CD34+ cell therapy platform: CLBS12, recipient of SAKIGAKE designation and eligible for early conditional approval in Japan for the treatment of critical limb ischemia ("CLI") based on the results of an ongoing clinical trial; CLBS16, the subject of a recently completed positive Phase 2 clinical trial in the U.S. for the treatment of coronary microvascular dysfunction ("CMD"); and CLBS14, a Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy ("RMAT") designated therapy for which the Company has finalized with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA") a protocol for a Phase 3 confirmatory trial in subjects with no-option refractory disabling angina ("NORDA"). For more information on the company, please visit


Investors: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. John Menditto Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Phone: +1-908-842-0084 Email:

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