Diplomat Pharmacy,Inc. (NYSE:DPLO) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On March15, 2019, Diplomat Pharmacy,Inc. (the “Company”) publicly announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December31, 2018 and provided its revised 2019 full year outlook. A copy of the Company’s news release and a related supplemental slide presentation for the fourth quarter and year ended December31, 2018 are attached hereto as Exhibits99.1 and 99.2, respectively, each of which is incorporated herein by reference. The information in this Item 2.02 and the attached exhibits shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act except as shall be expressly stated by specific reference in such filing.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March14, 2019, the Company appointed Dan Davison to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective April8, 2019 (the “Davison Effective Date”). Mr.Davison, age 59, has over 25 years of experience in the pharmacy benefit management (“PBM”) and specialty pharmacy industries. Mr.Davison has deep expertise in pricing and business strategy, trade analytics, business development, financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting and risk management. Prior to joining the Company, Mr.Davison served as Senior Vice President, PBM Finance of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), one of the largest health care companies in the United States, from January2014 to December2018, where he managed the finance, planning and accounting functions for the CVS/Caremark and CVS/Specialty groups within the CVS Pharmacy Services Segment. Prior to this position, Mr.Davison served from 1994 to 2012 in a number of leadership roles at Medco Health Solutions,Inc.,a provider of PBM and specialty pharmaceutical services (which merged with Express Scripts Holding Company,Inc. in April2012), includingas Senior Vice President of Financial and Strategic Planning from March2008 to April2012 and chief financial officer of the Health Plan division from April2004 to March2008. Mr.Davison received a B.B.A. in Accounting and a B.A. in Economics from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
On March14, 2019, the Company and Mr.Davison entered into an employment agreement, effective the Davison Effective Date, which provides that Mr.Davison will serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company for an initial term of two years, and such agreement automatically extends for successive one-year periods unless either party gives at least 90 days’ notice prior to the end of the then-existing term.
Mr.Davison’s base salary will be $450,000, which amount will be reviewed at least annually and may be adjusted by the Company’s Board of Directors or the Compensation Committee at its discretion. He will be eligible for an annual cash bonus with a target amount of not less than 65% of his annual base salary (pro rata for 2019) to the terms and conditions of cash incentive programs generally applicable to senior executive officers of the Company. In addition, Mr.Davison will receive grants of equity awards consisting of: (a)inducement equity awards at a target amount of 222% of his annual base salary, comprised of (i)50% performance-based restricted stock units (“PSUs”) to be based on Company-wide financial goals, which track the annual equity award performance measures for PSUs; (ii)25% time-based restricted stock units (“RSUs”) and (iii)25% time-based stock options and (b)an additional sign-on inducement equity award of 200,000 RSUs. Such grants will be made as of the Davison Effective Date. In his role as CFO, Mr.Davison will also be a participant in the Company’s Executive Severance Plan, as contained in Exhibit10.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form8-K as filed with the SEC on March13, 2019. Mr.Davison also will be entitled to participate with other senior executive officers in any of the Company’s employee fringe benefit plans and he will be reimbursed for certain business expenses.
With respect to inducement equity awards (each agreement of which is incorporated herein by reference): (a)the PSUs will be awarded to the Formof Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (Performance-Based) Make-Whole Inducement Equity Award attached as Exhibit10.3 of the Company’s Form10-Q for the quarterly period ended June30, 2018 (the “Form10-Q”) as filed with the SEC on August7, 2018; (b)the RSUs will be awarded to the Formof Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement Make-Whole Inducement Equity Award attached as Exhibit10.4 of the Form10-Q; (c)the time-based stock options will be awarded to the Formof
Stock Option Award Agreement Make-Whole Inducement Equity Award attached as Exhibit10.5 of the Form10-Q; and (d)the sign-on inducement award of 200,000 RSUs will be awarded to the Formof Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement Sign-On Inducement Equity Award attached as Exhibit10.2 of the Form10-Q.
Mr.Davison’s bonus or incentive compensation is subject to clawback by the Company if the Company’s Board of Directors or a committee thereof determines that any fraud, negligence, or intentional misconduct by Mr.Davison is a significant contributing factor to the Company having to restate all or a portion of its financial statements and certain other specified conditions are satisfied.The employment agreement contains customary confidentiality terms, as well as non-solicitation and non-competition provisions effective from the Davison Effective Date until the first anniversary following the termination date. If Mr.Davison violates any of the foregoing, the Company’s payment obligations under the employment agreement, including the Executive Severance Plan, cease. In addition, Mr.Davison must sign a general form of release of claims against the Company in order to be eligible for severance.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the employment agreement attached hereto as Exhibit10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Resignation of Atul Kavthekar and Separation and Release Agreement
On March14, 2019, the Company and Atul Kavthekar mutually agreed that Mr.Kavthekar would resign from his position as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective April5, 2019.
On March14, 2019, the Company and Mr.Kavthekar entered into a separation and release agreement (the “Separation Agreement”), which includes a general release of any claims, and becomes irrevocable, for the benefit of the Company, and provides the terms on which Mr.Kavthekar will resign from his position as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and will provide certain Transition Services (as defined in the Separation Agreement) until April 12, 2019 (the “Kavthekar Effective Date”). During the transition period, Mr. Kavthekar will continue to receive his annual base salary to be paid in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll practices and shall be entitled to participate in any of the Company’s employee fringe benefit plans.
The Separation Agreement further provides thatthe Company shall pay Mr.Kavthekar a lump-sum payment of $112,500 within 15 days of the Kavthekar Effective Date. Any unvested option awards, unvested time-based RSUs and earned but unvested performance-based RSUs held by Mr.Kavthekar will terminate immediately following the Kavthekar Effective Date. Any vested options held by Mr.Kavthekar will be exercisable for a period of 90days following the Kavthekar Effective Date. Any portion of Mr.Kavthekar’s 2018 bonus payment remains subject to the bonus plan’s clawback policy, and the performance-based RSUs may remain subject to forfeiture and/or recovery under any compensation recovery policy that the Company may adopt from time to time.
to the surviving terms of his Severance Benefits Agreement, as contained in Exhibit10.1 of the Company’s Current Report on Form8-K as filed with the SEC on July27, 2018: (1)Mr.Kavthekar remains subject to confidentiality requirements and (2)Mr.Kavthekar is subject to non-competition and non-solicitation requirements that extend for 12months following termination of his employment with the Company.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Separation Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit10.2 and incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of the Company’s news release announcing the foregoing matters is attached hereto as Exhibit99.3 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 a19-6509_2ex10d1.htm EX-10.1 Exhibit 10.1 EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT This Employment Agreement (this Agreement) is made as of March 14,…
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About Diplomat Pharmacy,Inc. (NYSE:DPLO)
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. operates a specialty pharmacy business, which stocks, dispenses and distributes prescriptions for various biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Company’s primary focus is on medication management programs for individuals with chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, specialized infusion therapy, and various other serious and/or long-term conditions. The Company operates through specialty pharmacy services segment. The Company offers various services, such as specialty drug dispensing, retail specialty services, hospital and health system services, and hub services. Its specialty drug dispensing services include patient care coordination, clinical services, compliance and persistency programs, patient financial assistance, specialty pharmacy training/consulting (Diplomat University), benefits investigation, prior authorization and risk evaluation and medication strategy (REMS).