Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) Resignation of Officer
On September 20, 2019, Robert J. Jakobs and Heat Biologics, Inc. (the Company) entered into a Separation Agreement (the Separation Agreement), which agreement will be effective on September 27, 2019, providing for, among other things, termination of Mr. Jakobs employment as the Companys Vice President of Finance. Mr. Jakobs last day of employment with the Company was September 20, 2019. The Separation Agreement also provides among other things, that in addition to receiving all accrued obligations, Mr. Jakobs will receive a severance benefit equal to one months payment of Mr. Jakobs current base salary. The Separation Agreement also contains confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions and an agreement to continue to comply with the Confidential Information and Assignment of Inventions Agreement previously entered into with the Company. Mr. Jakobs has also agreed to release, waive and discharge the Company and certain others from all claims and other actions, as more fully described in the Separation Agreement.
The foregoing summary of the terms of the Separation Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Separation Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated by reference herein.
(c) Appointment of Officer
Effective September 25, 2019, the Company has appointed William L. Ostrander to serve as the Companys Vice President of Finance and Secretary.
Mr. Ostrander, age 51, most recently served as the Executive Director of Finance at Liquidia Technologies, Inc. from November 2014 until joining the Company. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director, Finance and Accounting at KBI Biopharma, Inc. from 2007 through 2014.
Mr. Ostrander has no family relationships with any of our directors or executive officers. There are no related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Ostrander.
(e) Compensatory Plan
Pursuant to the Companys offer letter with Mr. Ostrander (the Offer Letter), Mr. Ostrander will be entitled to an annual base salary of $220,000 and is eligible to receive an annual bonus of up to 20% of his annual salary. In addition, the Companys management will recommend to the Compensation Committee of the Companys Board of Directors that Mr. Ostrander be granted pursuant to the Companys equity incentive plan an aggregate of 75,000 incentive stock options to purchase shares of common stock that will vest pro rata over four (4) years and be exercisable at a price per share equal to the fair market value of the Companys common stock on the date of the grant. Mr. Ostrander will also be eligible for other benefits consistent with those received by our other executives.
The foregoing description of the Offer Letter does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Offer Letter , a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.