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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 3, 2023



bluebird bio, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-35966   13-3680878

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


455 Grand Union Boulevard  
Somerville, MA   02145
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(339) 499-9300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share   BLUE   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On January 3, 2023, bluebird bio, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Joseph Vittiglio, JD, has been appointed Chief Business and Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Vittiglio brings more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, with expertise in licensing, collaborations and mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions, U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, compliance, manufacturing, and quality operations for organizations at all stages of development.

Mr. Vittiglio joined the Company from Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc. (“Finch”), where he previously served as Chief Business and Legal Officer. Prior to joining Finch, he was the General Counsel and Chief Business Officer for AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he led the company’s legal and business development initiatives, including oversight of the successful sale of the company to private equity investors, multiple out-licensing and partnership collaborations, and multiple therapeutic product launches.



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.


    bluebird bio, Inc.
Date: January 3, 2023     By:  

/s/ Andrew Obenshain

    Name:   Andrew Obenshain
    Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer