SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 28, 2013
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|20382 Barents Sea Circle, Lake Forest, California 92630|
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|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (949) 470-2300|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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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 June 28, 2013, Cryoport, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an employment agreement (the “Agreement”) with Mr. Shelton with respect to his employment as President and Chief Executive Officer. The Agreement is effective through May 14, 2017 (the “Term”).
The Agreement provides an initial annual base salary of $300,000 during the Term. In addition, on the date of the Agreement, Mr. Shelton was awarded options giving him the right to acquire an aggregate of 3,902,507 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of the Agreement, or $0.27 per share, and was granted outside of the Company’s incentive plans. The option vests immediately with respect to 162,604 shares and the remaining right to purchase the remaining shares vests in equal monthly installments on the fifth of each month for forty six months beginning on July 5, 2013 and ending on May 5, 2017. Provided that such vesting will be accelerated on the date that the Company files a Form 10-Q or Form 10-K indicating an income from operations for the Company in two consecutive fiscal quarters and immediately in the event of a change of control of the Company.
Options expire at the earlier of (a) ten years from the date of the Agreement, and (b) twenty four (24) months from the date of the resignation and/or removal of the Mr. Shelton as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
If Mr. Shelton terminates the Agreement, he dies, or he is terminated for “Cause” (as defined in the Agreement), he will be entitled to all compensation and benefits that he earned through the date of termination. If he is terminated for Cause, the Company may, to the extent allowed by law may set off losses, fines or damages that he has caused as a result of his misconduct. If he is terminated “without cause” (as defined in the Agreement), he will be entitled to continuation of base salary for three months following termination and one half of unvested options as of date of termination shall become fully vested.
Mr. Shelton has agreed during the Term and for a period of one year following the termination of the Agreement, not to solicit, induce, entice or attempt to solicit, induce, or entice any employee of the Company to leave employment with the Company.
On June 28, 2013, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved option grants to two officers of the Company, Robert Stefanovich, Chief Financial Officer and Steve Leatherman, Chief Commercial Officer to purchase 839,016 and 807,054, respectively, of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock, or $0.27 per share. The options were granted outside of the Company’s incentive plans and vest ratably on a monthly basis over four years, provided that such vesting would be accelerated on the day the Company files a form 10-Q or 10-K indicating an income from operations for the Company in two consecutive fiscal quarters and immediately in the event of a change of control of the Company.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement attached as an exhibit, which is filed as Exhibit 10.30 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.30||Employment Agreement dated June 28, 2013 with Jerrell W. Shelton|
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.
|Date: July 2, 2013||By:||/s/ Robert S. Stefanovich|
|Robert S. Stefanovich|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Employment Agreement dated June 28, 2013 with Jerrell W. Shelton