Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc (Form: 8-K, Received: 02/27/2017 16:56:40)


 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 21, 2017
 
Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-36399
 
42-1560076
(State or other jurisdiction
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
of incorporation)
 
 
 
 
 
1900 Powell Street, Suite 750
Emeryville, CA
 
94,608
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (510) 450-3500
 
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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.
 
Compensation Matters

On February 21, 2017, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) took the following compensation actions with respect to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (collectively, the “Officers”).

2017 Salaries and 2016 Bonuses

Approved the 2017 salaries for the Officers, to be effective January 1, 2017, and the bonuses for performance in 2016, as follows:
Executive Officer
 
Title
 
2017
Salary
 
2016 Bonus
Gregory T. Went, Ph.D.
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
$517,500
 
$250,000
William J. Dawson
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
$358,955
 
$104,955
  
2017 Stock Options and Restricted Stock Unit Grants

Approved grants of stock options and restricted stock units, referred to as RSUs, to the Officers to acquire the following numbers of shares:
Executive Officer
 
Title
 
Stock Options
 
RSUs
Gregory T. Went, Ph.D.
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
138,750
 
23,125
William J. Dawson
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
45,000
 
7,500
  
The stock options were granted with an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, and vest in equal monthly installments over four years. The RSUs vest with respect to 25% on each of the first, second, third, and fourth anniversaries of March 20, 2017.





SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
 
 
Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 
 
 
 
Dated:
February 27, 2017
By:
/s/ Jennifer Rhodes

 
 
 
Jennifer Rhodes
 
 
 
Chief Business Officer, General Counsel, & Compliance Officer