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On January 8, 2021, Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (“Kadmon”) entered into amendments to the employment agreements of Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., Kadmon’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Steven Meehan, Kadmon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Gregory S. Moss, Kadmon’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer (together with Dr. Waksal and Mr. Meehan, the “Executives”). The effective date of the amendments is January 1, 2021.
Under the terms of the amendments, Dr. Waksal will receive an annual base salary of $650,000, Mr. Meehan will receive an annual base salary of $520,000 and Mr. Moss will receive an annual base salary of $468,000. Dr. Waksal will also be eligible for a year-end target bonus of 70% of his annual base salary, Mr. Meehan will be eligible for a year-end target bonus of 45% of his annual base salary, and Mr. Moss will be eligible for a year-end target bonus of 40% of his annual base salary.
Each of the amendments also provide that in the event the Executive’s employment is terminated without Cause (as defined in the Kadmon Holdings, Inc. 2016 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”)), or the employee resigns with Good Reason (as defined in the amendments), in either case during the three months prior to, as of, or within twelve months following the effective date of a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan), then the vesting of each of the Executives’ stock options and/or other Awards (as defined in the Plan), as applicable, shall be accelerated and vest in full as of the date of termination.
In addition, each of Executives’ employment agreements were amended to provide that a “Change of Control” will constitute Good Reason for an Executive’s resignation and that, if compensation and benefits payable would be subject to Sections 280G and 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code, such amounts would be reduced to the extent such reduction would place such Executive in a better net after-tax position.
The above description of the amendments are a summary. Please refer to the full text of the amendments, once filed, as well as the original employment agreements. The employment agreement for Dr. Waksal, effective as of January 1, 2020, was filed as Exhibit 10.29 to Kadmon’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. on March 5, 2020. The employment agreement for Mr. Meehan, effective as of February 8, 2019, was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Kadmon’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 9, 2019. The employment agreement for Mr. Moss, effective as of August 30, 2019, was filed as Exhibit 10.2 to Kadmon’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 7, 2019.
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.
Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Date: January 12, 2021
Harlan W. Waksal
President and Chief Executive Officer