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HAMILTON AVENUE, SUITE 550\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc CAMPBELL, CA 95008\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc (650) 934-5200\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc (Registrant\u8217?s telephone number, including area code)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc N/A\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Check the appropriate box below if the Form\~8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs6\ql \~\~\~\~\~\~\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Written communications pursuant to Rule\~425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs6\ql \~\~\~\~\~\~\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Soliciting material pursuant to Rule\~14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs6\ql \~\~\~\~\~\~\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule\~14d-2(b)\~under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\li308\fi-308\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs6\ql \~\~\~\~\~\~\plain\li308\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule\~13e-4(c)\~under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule\~405 of the Securities Act of\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql 1933 (\u167?230.405 of this chapter) or Rule\~12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (\u167?240.12b-2 of this chapter).\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Emerging growth company\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section\~13(a)\~of the Exchange Act.\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f54\fs20\ql o\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\brdrb\brdrs\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_1}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_1}{\*\bkmkstart item_1_41_1}{\*\bkmkend item_1_41_1}\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Item 5.02.\~ Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers;\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql On August\~3, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of VIVUS,\~Inc., or the Company, authorized and\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql approved a Supplemental Cash Bonus Plan, or the Plan. Under the Plan, John Amos, Chief Executive Officer of the Company,\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Kenneth Suh, President of the Company, Mark K. Oki, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company,\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql John L. Slebir, Senior Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel of the Company, M. Scott Oehrlein, Chief\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Operations Officer of the Company, Santosh T. Varghese, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the Company, and Deborah Larsen,\plain\cf1\f51\fs16\ql Chief Strategy Officer (Commercial Operations)\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql of the Company (each an Eligible Officer and together the Eligible Officers) shall each\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql be eligible to receive a supplemental cash bonus of $200,000 should the Company achieve certain financial metrics in fiscal year\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql 2019; provided, however, that the payment of the supplemental cash bonus shall be at the sole discretion of the Compensation\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Committee and made only to Eligible Officers in good standing and employed on the date of payment.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql As previously disclosed, on August\~3, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Kenneth Suh to serve as the\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql President of the Company. In connection with this appointment, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to reimburse\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Mr.\~Suh up to $100,000 for the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by Mr.\~Suh in relocating from Canada to the United\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql States.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 2{\*\bkmkstart pb_2_074817_8775_12400524}{\*\bkmkend pb_2_074817_8775_12400524}\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_2}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_2}\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\b\qc SIGNATURES\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc \~ \par\pard\plain {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\b\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql VIVUS,\~INC.\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\b\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5454\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql /s/ John L. Slebir\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5454\clbrdrb\brdrs\brdrcf1\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql John L. Slebir\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh495 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Senior Vice President, Business Development and General\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Counsel\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh495\row}}} {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs20\ql Date: August\~9, 2018\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs2\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\cellx5454\cellx10800\trrh248\row}}}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qc 3{\*\bkmkstart pb_3_074846_7056_12400524}{\*\bkmkend pb_3_074846_7056_12400524}\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par}