CYTRX CORPORATION (NASDAQ:CYTR) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

CYTRX CORPORATION (NASDAQ:CYTR) 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 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On January 5, 2021, CytRx Corporation (“the Company”) entered into a new Employment Agreement, effective January 1, 2021, with John Y. Caloz, under which we agree to continue to employ Mr. Caloz as our Chief Financial Officer through December 31, 2021. Under his Employment Agreement, Mr. Caloz is entitled to a base annual salary of $400,000. Mr. Caloz also is entitled to receive an annual bonus as determined by us in our sole discretion. In the event we terminate Mr. Caloz’s employment without “cause” or his employment is terminated due to his “disability” (each as defined in his Employment Agreement) or death, we have agreed to (i) pay Mr. Caloz or his heirs or representatives, as applicable, a lump-sum severance amount equal to six months’ base annual salary (twelve months’ base annual salary if his employment is terminated without “cause” following a “change in control” (as defined in his employment agreement)) and (ii) continue the participation, at our cost, for a period of six months (or twelve months if his employment is terminated without “cause” following a “change in control”) of Mr. Caloz and his dependents in our employee benefits plan in which Mr. Caloz was participating. In the event we terminate Mr. Caloz’s employment without “cause”, all of Mr. Caloz’s vested stock options and any other vested equity awards based on our securities will remain exercisable for their full term notwithstanding the termination of his employment. In the event his employment is terminated due to his “disability” or death, all of Mr. Caloz’s unvested stock options and other equity awards based on our securities will immediately vest in full and all of his stock options and any other equity awards based on our securities will remain exercisable for their full term notwithstanding the termination of his employment.

We also agree in Mr. Caloz’s employment agreement that if we do not offer to renew or extend the employment agreement we will continue to pay Mr. Caloz’s annual salary thereunder during the period commencing on expiration of the employment and ending on June 30, 2022 or the date he is employed by another employer, whichever is earlier.

The foregoing description of material terms of the recent employment agreement with Mr. Caloz does not purport to be a complete description of the terms and provisions therein. The full text of such agreement will be filed as an exhibit to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2020.


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CytRx Corporation is a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology. The Company is focused on the clinical development of aldoxorubicin, its modified version of the chemotherapeutic agent, doxorubicin. It is engaged in Phase III trials for aldoxorubicin as a therapy for patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) whose tumors have progressed after treatment with chemotherapy. It is also involved in evaluating aldoxorubicin in a Phase IIb clinical trial in small cell lung cancer; a Phase II clinical trial in human immunodeficiency virus-related Kaposi’s sarcoma; a Phase II clinical trial in patients with late-stage glioblastoma (brain cancer); a Phase Ib trial in combination with ifosfamide in patients with STS, and a Phase Ib trial in combination with gemcitabine in subjects with metastatic solid tumors. It is engaged in the pre-clinical development for DK049, an anti-cancer drug conjugate that utilizes its Linker Activated Drug Release (LADR) technology.

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