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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 29, 2023

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Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure
atai Life Sciences N.V. (the “Company”) announced that Rolando Gutiérrez-Esteinou, who has served as the Company’s Chief Medical Officer (“CMO”) since January 2021, will, effective as of October 15, 2023, transition from his role as CMO to serve as a strategic clinical advisor through at least the end of 2023.

The information contained in or incorporated in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K (“Form 8-K”) 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 that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This  Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any express or implied statements contained in this Form 8-K that are not statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding executive officer transition and timing, are forward-looking statements. The words “expect”,  “intend”, “plan”, “believe”, “project”, “forecast”,  “estimate”,  “may”, “should”,  “anticipate”, “will”, and similar expressions  are intended to identify forward-looking statements, though not all forward -looking statements use these words or expressions. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any further results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited, to the factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this Form 8-K.

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:   September 29, 2023
/s/ Florian Brand
Florian Brand
Chief Executive Officer