Form 8-K PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES For: Jun 22
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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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 June 22, 2022, our Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, approved new employment agreements with Carl Spana, Ph.D., as our Chief Executive Officer and President and Stephen T. Wills as our Executive Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
The employment agreements (the “Employment Agreements”), which are effective July 1, 2022 and expire June 30, 2025, provide for a base annual salary of $700,000 for Spana and $650,000 for Wills, and provide cash performance bonuses based upon achievement of performance objectives. The agreements provide that options and restricted share units granted to the named executive officers accelerate upon termination of employment except for voluntary resignation by the officer or termination for cause.
The Employment Agreements further provide for twenty-four months of severance pay for Spana and Wills in the event of termination at the election of the Board of Directors, termination by the officer for good reason, or termination by the officer for good reason or at the election of the Board of Directors following a change in control. Health insurance premiums are paid for the period of severance pay.
The Employment Agreements supersede and replace the employment agreements, dated as of July 1, 2019, by and between the Company and each of Spana and Wills.
The foregoing description of the Employment Agreements with Spana and Wills are not complete and are qualified in their entirety by referral to the full text of such documents, a copy of each of which is filed with this Current Report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: June 24, 2022
/s/ Stephen T. Wills
Stephen T. Wills, CPA, MST
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
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