Apellis Pharmaceuticals Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
WALTHAM, Mass., May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: APLS), a global biopharmaceutical company pioneering targeted C3 therapies, today announced that the company approved the grant of an equity award to a new employee with a grant date of May 26, 2020, as an equity inducement award outside of the company's 2017 Stock Incentive Plan and material to the employee’s acceptance of employment with the company. The equity award was approved on April 30, 2020, in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).
The employee received an option to purchase 23,216 shares of Apellis common stock. The option has an exercise price of $33.94, which is equal to the closing price of Apellis common stock on May 26, 2020, the grant date of the option. One-fourth of the shares underlying the employee option will vest on the one year anniversary of the employee’s date of employment and thereafter 1/48th of the shares underlying the employee option will vest monthly, such that the shares underlying the option granted to the employee will be fully vested on the fourth anniversary of the employee’s date of hire, subject to the employee’s continued employment with Apellis on such vesting dates.
Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company that is committed to leveraging courageous science, creativity, and compassion to deliver life-changing therapies. By pioneering targeted C3 therapies, we aim to develop best-in-class and first-in-class therapies for a broad range of debilitating diseases that are driven by uncontrolled or excessive activation of the complement cascade, including those within hematology, ophthalmology, and nephrology. For more information, please visit http://apellis.com.
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