Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 10, 2022
Foghorn Therapeutics Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Delaware 001-39634 47-5271393
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) 
File Number)
 (IRS Employer Identification No.)
500 Technology Square, Ste 700
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 586-3100
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share FHTX The Nasdaq Global 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.
(b) and (e)
On January 10, 2022, Foghorn Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a transition agreement with Carl Decicco (the “Transition Agreement”). Under the Transition Agreement, Dr. Decicco will step down from his position as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company effective as of January 10, 2022, will serve as Special Advisor to the Company’s newly appointed Chief Scientific Officer through January 31, 2022 and will retire from the Company on January 31, 2022 (the “Separation Date”). Dr. Decicco will continue to receive his current base salary through the Separation Date and will be eligible to receive an annual bonus based on the achievement of the pre-established performance objectives in respect of fiscal year 2021. Under the Transition Agreement, any vested stock options held by Dr. Decicco as of the Separation Date will remain exercisable until July 5, 2022.
On this same date, the Company announced that Steven Bellon, PhD. had been appointed to serve as the Company’s Chief Scientific Officer, effective as of January 10, 2022.
Dr. Bellon joined Foghorn Therapeutics in 2016 as head of drug discovery, bringing more than 20 years of drug discovery experience from multiple drug classes. Prior to joining Foghorn, Mr. Bellon was executive director and head of structural biology, and lead discovery and project management at Constellation Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his work at Constellation, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Bellon received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT under the direction of Stephen Lippard and then completed postdoctoral training at Yale University with Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate, funded by a Damon Runyon fellowship.
The foregoing description of the Transition Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the agreement, which agreement will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s next Form 10-K.

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.

Date: January 10, 2022By: 
/s/ Adrian Gottschalk
Adrian Gottschalk
Chief Executive Officer