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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 16, 2023


Personalis, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




6600 Dumbarton Circle

Fremont, California



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

(650) 752-1300

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Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On January 16, 2023, the Board of Directors of Personalis, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a reduction in the Company’s workforce by up to approximately 30% to reduce operating costs and improve operating efficiency. The reduction in workforce is expected to be completed on March 20, 2023.

In connection with these actions, the Company estimates that it will incur charges of approximately $3 million for severance payments and employee benefits, primarily in the first quarter of 2023. Substantially all of the estimated charges are expected to result in future cash expenditures. The estimated charges that the Company expects to incur are subject to a number of assumptions, and actual results may differ materially from these estimates. The Company may also incur additional costs not currently contemplated due to events that may occur as a result of, or that are associated with, its reduction in workforce.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Company estimates that the reduction in workforce described above under Item 2.05 will save approximately $17 million, net in operating costs for the remainder of 2023, or approximately $20 million on an annualized basis.

The information in this Item 7.01 is furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made by the Company, whether made before or after today’s date, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific references in such filing.

Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, the Company can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can generally be identified by terms such as “estimate,” “expect,” “may” or “will” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expectations related to the costs, timing, and estimated financial impacts of the reduction in workforce, including the estimated expenditures associated with and the estimated net savings resulting from the reduction in workforce, and other statements related to the planned reduction in workforce. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors relate to, among others: our ability to successfully implement the reduction in workforce; the actual charges in implementing the reduction in workforce; changes to the assumptions on the estimated charges associated with the reduction in workforce; unintended consequences from the reduction in workforce; changes in the macroeconomic environment that impact our business. These and other factors are described in greater detail under the "Risk Factors" heading of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022, filed with the SEC on November 2, 2022. All information provided in this report is as of the date of this report, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. The Company undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.




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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 18, 2023


Personalis, Inc.








/s/ Aaron Tachibana




Aaron Tachibana




Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer