Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBX) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBX) 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.

(b)  Resignation of Officer

On September 20, 2019, Robert J. Jakobs and Heat Biologics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Separation Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”), which agreement will be effective on September 27, 2019, providing for, among other things, termination of Mr. Jakobs’ employment as the Company’s Vice President of Finance. Mr. Jakobs last day of employment with the Company was September 20, 2019. The Separation Agreement also provides among other things, that in addition to receiving all accrued obligations, Mr. Jakobs will receive a severance benefit equal to one months’ payment of Mr. Jakobs current base salary. The Separation Agreement also contains confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions and an agreement to continue to comply with the Confidential Information and Assignment of Inventions Agreement previously entered into with the Company. Mr. Jakobs has also agreed to release, waive and discharge the Company and certain others from all claims and other actions, as more fully described in the Separation Agreement.

The foregoing summary of the terms of the Separation Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Separation Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated by reference herein.

(c)  Appointment of Officer

Effective September 25, 2019, the Company has appointed William L. Ostrander to serve as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Secretary.

Mr. Ostrander, age 51, most recently served as the Executive Director of Finance at Liquidia Technologies, Inc. from November 2014 until joining the Company. Prior to that, he served as Senior Director, Finance and Accounting at KBI Biopharma, Inc. from 2007 through 2014.  

Mr. Ostrander has no family relationships with any of our directors or executive officers. There are no related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Ostrander.

(e)  Compensatory Plan

to the Company’s offer letter with Mr. Ostrander (the “Offer Letter”), Mr. Ostrander will be entitled to an annual base salary of $220,000 and is eligible to receive an annual bonus of up to 20% of his annual salary. In addition, the Company’s management will recommend to the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors that Mr. Ostrander be granted to the Company’s equity incentive plan an aggregate of 75,000 incentive stock options to purchase shares of common stock that will vest pro rata over four (4) years and be exercisable at a price per share equal to the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of the grant. Mr. Ostrander will also be eligible for other benefits consistent with those received by our other executives.

The foregoing description of the Offer Letter does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Offer Letter , a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:


HEAT BIOLOGICS, INC. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 htbx_ex10z1.htm SEPARATION AGREEMENT Separation Agreement EXHIBIT 10.1 September 20,…
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About Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBX)

Heat Biologics, Inc. is a development-stage company focused on developing allogeneic, off-the-shelf cellular therapeutic vaccines to combat a range of cancers. The Company is an immuno-oncology company, which focuses on T cell-stimulating platform technologies, such as Immune Pan-Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy (ImPACT) and Combination Pan-Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy (ComPACT). Using its ImPACT platform technology, the Company has developed HS-410 (vesigenurtacel-L) as a product candidate to treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), and HS-110 (viagenpumatucel-L), which is intended for use in combination with an anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor, as a potential treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Using its ComPACT platform technology, it has developed HS-120 as a potential treatment for NSCLC. It is conducting a Phase II trial of HS-410 in patients with NMIBC, and a Phase Ib trial of HS-110, in combination with nivolumab (Opdivo) to treat patients with NSCLC.

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