Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALA) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALA) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02

On January 10, 2020, the Compensation Committee approved our 2020 Performance bonus program for our named executive officers. The 2020 annual performance bonuses for each named executive officer (as set forth in our proxy statement for our Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 30, 2019), other than Dr. Susan Molineaux, will be based upon the achievement of corporate performance goals (80%) and individual performance goals (20%). Dr. Susan Molineaux’s annual performance bonus will be based solely upon the achievement of corporate performance goals. The corporate performance goals relate to the advancement of our clinical trials, business and corporate development objectives, collaboration objectives and financial management objectives. The individual performance goals will consist of a subjective assessment of each named executive officer’s individual contributions to Calithera. The following table sets forth the base salary and target bonuses for 2020:

   $ 400,100          $ 160,040  

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About Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALA)

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on discovering and developing small molecule drugs directed against tumor and immune cell targets that control key metabolic pathways in the tumor microenvironment. It is engaged in developing agents that take advantage of the metabolic requirements of tumor cells and cancer-fighting immune cells, such as cytotoxic T-cells. Its lead product candidate, CB-839, is a critical enzyme in tumor cells. Its other product candidate, CB-1158, which is an enzyme that depletes the amino acid arginine, a key metabolic nutrient for T-cells. Its lead preclinical program in tumor immunology is directed at developing inhibitors of the enzyme arginase and may provide a therapeutic agent for the target. CB-839 is a selective, reversible and orally bioavailable inhibitor of human glutaminase. Hexokinase is an enzyme in the pathway that allows cancer cells to convert glucose to energy to fuel cancer cell growth.

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