Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 9, 2019

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Block 10-1
Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Ballycoolin
Dublin 15, Ireland
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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 May 9, 2019, The Honorable Craig R. Stapleton notified the Board of Directors of Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (the “Company”) of his decision to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.  As previously announced, on April 24, 2019, The Honorable Craig R. Stapleton notified the Board of Directors of his decision to not stand for re-election as a director at the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, in order to allow him to devote additional time to his other activities. The Honorable Craig R. Stapleton’s decision to resign as a director was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.

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.
By: /s/ Phillandas T. Thompson
      Phillandas T. Thompson
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Date: May 10, 2019