SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
July 6, 2022
Oyster Point Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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202 Carnegie Center, Suite 109
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
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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.
On July 6, 2022, the Board of Directors of Oyster Point Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”), after consultation with an independent compensation consultant, approved a program that consisted of one-time equity and cash awards to certain employees, including Jeffrey Nau, the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, and Daniel Lochner, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer.
Equity Awards to Named Executive Officers
On July 6, 2022, in addition to the approval of certain other compensatory arrangements, the Board approved the grant of performance units (“PSUs”) to the following named executive officers:
|Name||Target PSU Award|
Jeffrey Nau, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Daniel Lochner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer
These PSUs were granted pursuant to the Company’s 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. Upon vesting, each PSU will entitle the grantee to receive one share of the Company’s common stock based on the following performance milestones and the executive officer’s continued service with the Company:
•50% of the PSUs will vested on July 6, 2023; and
•The remaining 50% of the PSUs will vest at such time, if any, during the period that begins on July 6, 2023, and ending on July 6, 2024 (the “VWAP Vesting Period”), as the thirty (30)-day volume-weighted average stock price (the “VWAP”) reaches $6.00 (the “VWAP Based Vesting Requirement”). In order to satisfy the VWAP Based Vesting Requirement, the applicable thirty (30) consecutive day period must occur entirely during the VWAP Vesting Period and the VWAP will be measuring during any thirty (30) consecutive trading days during such period.
The foregoing summary of the PSUs is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the PSU forms of grant agreement filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Cash Awards to Named Executive Officers
In addition to the approval of the PSU grants, on July 6, 2022, the Board also approved a one-time discretionary advance payment to certain employees of the Company, including a payment of $189,780 to Dr. Nau and a payment of $105,750 to Mr. Lochner. Each advance payment will be subject to repayment by the employee to the Company in the event such employee separates from the Company without good reason or is terminated for cause (and other than as a result of death or disability) prior to December 31, 2022. The Company currently expects to distribute the one-time discretionary advance payments on July 15, 2022.
The foregoing summary of the one-time discretionary advance payment is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Form of Executive Employee Retention Equity and Bonus Letter to be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s next Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.
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.
|OYSTER POINT PHARMA, INC.|
|Date: July 12, 2022||By:||/s/ Jeffrey Nau|
|Jeffrey Nau, Ph.D., M.M.S.|
|President, Chief Executive Officer and Director|