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): January 2, 2020

 

Commission File No. 000-14778

 

Soligenix, Inc.

(Exact name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)

 

DELAWARE   41-1505029
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
     

29 Emmons Drive,

Suite B-10

Princeton, NJ

  08540
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(609) 538-8200

(Issuer’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.001 per share   SNGX   The Nasdaq Capital Market
Common Stock Purchase Warrants   SNGXW   The Nasdaq Capital Market

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On January 2, 2020, Soligenix, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its employment agreement with Christopher J. Schaber, PhD, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Pursuant to the Amendment, the term following termination without “Just Cause”, as defined in the Employment Agreement, during which the Company would pay Dr. Schaber severance and provide health insurance and life insurance benefits for Dr. Schaber and his dependents was increased from nine months to twelve months. Further, the Amendment increased, from 5,000 shares to 500,000 shares, the number of shares of common stock that the Company would issue to Dr. Schaber prior to the completion of a transaction, or series or combination of related transactions, negotiated by the Company’s Board of Directors whereby a majority of the Company’s capital stock or a majority of its assets are transferred from the Company and/or its stockholders to a third party. The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Second Amendment to Employment Agreement dated as of January 2, 2020, between Soligenix, Inc. and Christopher J. Schaber, PhD

 

 

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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.

 

  Soligenix, Inc.
     
January 3, 2020 By: /s/ Christopher J. Schaber
    Christopher J. Schaber, Ph.D.
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

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