Chimerix, Inc.
CHIMERIX INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 01/26/2017 17:10:16)





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
 
 
January 24, 2017
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
 
 
Chimerix, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
  
 
Delaware
 
001-35867
 
33-0903395
(State or other jurisdiction
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
of incorporation)
 
 
 
 
 
 
2505 Meridian Parkway, Suite 100
 
 
Durham, NC
 
27713
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (919) 806-1074
 
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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.
 
(e )    On January 24, 2017, the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors (the “ Committee ”) met and approved the following with respect to the following executive officers:

M. Michelle Berrey, M.D., M.P.H., our President and Chief Executive Officer;
W. Garrett Nichols, M.D., M.S., our Chief Medical Officer;
Linda M. Richardson, our Chief Commercial Officer; and
Timothy W. Trost, our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Performance-Based Bonuses for the Year Ended December 31, 2016

No specific individual goals were established for any of our executive officers for 2016. Rather, in early 2016, our Board of Directors assigned a specific weighting to each of our corporate goals on which the performance-based bonus for each executive officer would be based. The actual performance-based bonus paid to each executive officer, if any, is calculated by multiplying (i) such executive officer’s annual base salary, by (ii) such executive officer’s target bonus percentage, by (iii) the percentage attainment, as determined by the Committee, of the corporate goals established by our Board of Directors for such year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may award a performance-based bonus in an amount above or below the amount resulting from such calculation.

For 2016, the Committee determined that we had achieved our corporate goals at a 73% level. The Committee’s determination was based on a combination of the partial achievement of (i) primary corporate goals related to the clinical development and regulatory approval for brincidofovir, development activities for pre-clinical compounds including CMX521, and in-licensing objectives, and (ii) “stretch” corporate goals related to the identification of a new lead compound. Accordingly, the following performance-based bonuses were awarded:

Name
2016 Performance-Based Bonus ($)
M. Michelle Berrey
191,041
W. Garrett Nichols
105,432
Linda M. Richardson
93,896
Timothy W. Trost
91,750
  
2017 Annual Base Salary
 
The Committee approved the following 2017 base salaries for our executive officers:
  
Name
2017 Base Salary ($)
M. Michelle Berrey
541,719
W. Garrett Nichols
427,093
Linda M. Richardson
380,363
Timothy W. Trost
371,669
 
Equity-Based Incentive Awards
 
The Committee approved grants of the following options to purchase shares of our common stock to our executive officers:

Name
Options
M. Michelle Berrey
148,000
W. Garrett Nichols
60,750
Linda M. Richardson
60,750
Timothy W. Trost
50,750






Each of these option grants were made pursuant to our 2013 Equity Incentive Plan, vest in equal monthly installments over a four year period from the date of grant, and have an exercise price equal to $5.14 per share, which is equal to the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant.

The Committee approved grants of the following time-based restricted stock units (“ RSUs ”) to our executive officers:

Name
Time-Based RSUs
M. Michelle Berrey
74,000
W. Garrett Nichols
30,375
Linda M. Richardson
30,375
Timothy W. Trost
25,375

Each of these RSUs were granted pursuant to our 2013 Equity Incentive Plan and, subject to each executive officer’s continuous service, will vest in equal annual installments over a four year period from the date of grant.     

The Committee approved grants of the following performance-based RSUs to our executive officers:
Name
2017 Performance-Based RSUs
2018 Performance-Based RSUs
M. Michelle Berrey
18,500
55,500
W. Garrett Nichols
7,594
22,781
Linda M. Richardson
7,594
22,781
Timothy W. Trost
6,344
19,031

Each of these RSUs were granted pursuant to our 2013 Equity Incentive Plan. Subject to each executive officer’s continuous service, the RSUs above under the header “2017 Performance-Based RSUs” will vest in full on January 24, 2018 if we achieve a specified corporate goal related to the clinical development of oral brincidofovir by December 31, 2017. Subject to each executive officer’s continuous service, the RSUs above under the header “2018 Performance-Based RSUs” will vest in three equal tranches on January 24, 2019, January 24, 2020 and January 24, 2021 if we achieve a specified corporate goal related to the clinical development of intravenous brincidofovir by December 31, 2018.

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.
 
 
 
 
Chimerix, Inc.
 
 
 
Dated: January 26, 2017
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Timothy W. Trost
 
 
 
 
Timothy W. Trost
 
 
 
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary