Form 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 30, 2007 (July 26, 2007)


BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware   0-28931   35-2089858

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2501 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 205

Morrisville, North Carolina

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (919) 653-5160

Not Applicable

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


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Item 8.01. Other Events

On July 26, 2007, the board of directors (the “Board”) of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (the “Company”), pursuant to the powers vested in the Board by the Company’s Bylaws, created the position of Lead Director. The Board has designated William B. Stone, an existing director, as the Lead Director of the Company.

Mr. Stone, age 64, has been a member of the Board since October 2001. He has been Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee since that time and currently serves on the Board’s Compensation Committee. For thirty years, until his retirement in October 2000, Mr. Stone was employed with Mallinckrodt Inc. For the last twenty years of his career, he held positions of Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President and Chief Information Officer for 16 years and 4 years, respectively. Mr. Stone is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned BS and MA degrees in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Pursuant to the Charter of the Lead Director, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 (the “Charter”), the Lead Director shall be an independent, non-employee director designated by the Board who shall serve in a lead capacity to coordinate the activities of the other non-employee directors, interface with and advise management, and to perform such other duties as are specified in the Charter or as the Board may determine. The specific functions of the Lead Director are described in the Charter.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

99.1 Charter of the Lead Director.

This Current Report on Form 8-K may contain, among other things, certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements identified by words such as “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “intends”, “plans” or similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various factors (many of which are beyond the Company’s control).

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ James A. McNulty

  Name:   James A. McNulty
  Title:   Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer