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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 24, 2019

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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 October 24, 2019, the Board of Directors of CV Sciences, Inc. (the "Company") appointed Beth Altman as a director of the Company. Pursuant to the Company's Bylaws, Ms. Altman shall hold office until the next election of directors by the stockholders of the Company. It is expected that Ms. Altman will be a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee of the Company's Board of Directors.

Ms. Altman has worked at KPMG since 1993, most recently as an office Managing Partner where she successfully led a team of over 260 professionals and 23 partners, providing an array of assurance, tax and advisory services to public and private companies across all industry sectors. Additionally, Ms. Altman served as the lead audit partner for numerous early-stage, middle market and large global clients in the private and public markets, predominately in the life sciences, consumer markets, and technology sectors.
Ms. Altman also served as a board member of the Corporate Directors Forum, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization focused on helping directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer networking. She also held a leadership position in the Women Corporate Directors, San Diego Chapter, the world’s largest membership organization and community of today’s preeminent women leaders in business.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Altman and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Altman was selected as a director of the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Altman is not a participant in, nor is she to be a participant in, any related-person transaction or proposed related-person transaction required to be disclosed by Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Other than the Company’s formal plan for compensating its independent directors for their services approved by the Board of Directors, there are no plans, contracts or arrangements or amendments to any plans, contracts or arrangements entered into with Ms. Altman, or any grants or awards made to Ms. Altman, in connection with her election to the Board of Directors.


Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure
On October 29, 2019, the Company announced the appointment of Ms. Altman to the Board of Directors. A copy of the press release issued by the Company announcing Ms. Altman’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K ("Current Report"), including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in these forward-looking statements.
The information set forth under Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any incorporation by reference language in any such filing, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. This Current Report will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Current Report that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.

Item 9.01             Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

99.1 Press release, dated October 29, 2019


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: October 30, 2019

By: /s/  Joseph Dowling
Joseph Dowling
Chief Executive Officer