GERMANTOWN, Md., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for diseases of high unmet medical need, announced today, that the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Seneca approved the issuance of non-qualified inducement stock options to Matthew W. Kalnik, Ph.D. and Dane R. Saglio pursuant to their respective employment agreements with the Company.
On April 1, 2019, the grant date ("Grant Date"), Dr. Kalnik received options to purchase 282,840 shares of common stock and Mr. Saglio received options to purchase 70,710 shares of common stock. The options issued to Dr. Kalnik and Mr. Saglio each have an exercise price of $0.6199 per share (the closing price of the common stock on the Grant Date), a term of ten (10) years, and vest as follows: (i) one quarter (1/4) on the Grant Date and (ii) three quarters (3/4) on a monthly basis over the thirty-six (36) month period following the Grant Date.
Additionally, the options contain anti-dilution provisions which provide that for a period of nine (9) months from the issuance date, the number of shares underlying the grant will be subject to adjustment in order for each optionee to maintain his ownership percentage in the event that (i) the company approves the issuance of any common stock (including via exercise, conversion or exchange) or (ii) there is any exercise, conversion or exchange of common stock equivalents that are issued and outstanding prior to the expiration of such nine (9) month anti-dilution period.
About Seneca Biopharma, Inc.
Seneca Biopharma, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for various diseases of high unmet medical need. The Company is in the process of transforming the organization through the acquisition or in-licensing of new science and technologies for development under its seasoned management team, with the goal of providing meaningful therapies for patients.
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