MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02
On July12, 2017, we appointed Steven Binder as our Chief Financial Officer and our principal accounting officer, replacing Rosabel Alinaya in such capacities, effective upon his commencement of employment with us on July17, 2017. Ms.Alinaya will serve as our Senior Vice President, Investor Relations.
Before joining MannKind Corporation, Mr.Binder, age 54, served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the International Group of Stryker Corporation, a medical device and equipment manufacturing company based out of Singapore, since 2013. Prior to Stryker Corporation, Mr.Binder served in a series of senior leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”). His last four positions at BMS were Vice President, Finance roles over the following geographic operating units: United States from 2012 to 2013, Europe from 2008 to 2011, Asia Pacific from 2005 to 2007 and Japan from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr.Binder served in three senior leadership roles for Oncology Therapeutics Network (“OTN”), a U.S.-based independent subsidiary of BMS: Vice President, Strategic Development from 2001 to 2003, Vice President, Customer Operations from 2000 to 2001 and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2000. Before OTN, Mr.Binder completed three finance and accounting roles for BMS Worldwide Medicines Group after joining BMS in 1992. Before BMS, he worked for Deloitte& Touche LLP in a series of auditing roles over an eight year period beginning in 1984. Mr.Binder received a B.S. degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Muhlenberg College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
In connection with his appointment as our Chief Financial Officer, we entered into an offer letter agreement with Mr.Binder to which we agreed to provide Mr.Binder with the following compensation: (i)annual base salary of $400,000; (ii) a one-time sign-on bonus of $50,000, subject to repayment under certain conditions; (iii)eligibility to receive annual discretionary bonuses, with an annual target performance-bonus opportunity of 50% his base salary; and (iv)subject to the approval by our board of directors, the grant of a stock option to purchase 180,100 shares of our common stock under our 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), with such shares vesting in four equal installments upon the achievement of specified quarterly product sales. In accordance with the Plan, the stock option shall have an exercise price equal to the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant. The foregoing stock option will be evidenced by a Stock Option Grant Notice and Option Agreement (collectively, the “Grant Documents”), which, together with the Plan, will set forth the terms and conditions of the stock option. The foregoing description of the stock option does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan, filed as Exhibit 10.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No.000-50865), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August9, 2016, and the forms of Grant Documents under the Plan, filed as Exhibits 99.2 and 99.3 to our Registration Statement on Form S-8 (File No.333-188790), filed with the SEC on May23, 2013.
Mr.Binder will also be entitled to enter into our standard form of indemnity agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to our Registration Statement on Form S-1 (FileNo.333-115020), filed with the SEC on April30, 2004, and our standard form of change of control agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K (File No.000-50865), filed with the SEC on April7, 2017.
The foregoing description of the offer letter agreement with Mr.Binder does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
|Item 5.02||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Offer Letter Agreement, dated July12, 2017, by and between MannKind Corporation and Steven Binder.|
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About MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD)
MannKind Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery and development of therapeutic products for diseases, such as diabetes. Its product candidate is AFREZZA, which is an inhaled insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with type I and type II diabetes and helps in glycemic control. AFREZZA consists of a dry formulation of human insulin delivered from a portable inhaler. AFREZZA utilizes its Technosphere formulation technology. Technosphere is a drug delivery platform that may allow the oral inhalation of a range of therapeutics. Technosphere powders are based on the Company’s fumaryl diketopiperazine (FDKP), which is a potential of Hydrogen (pH)-sensitive organic molecule that self-assembles into small particles under acidic conditions. The Company has also created a range of breath-powered, dry powder inhalers. Its inhalers can be produced in both a reusable (chronic treatment) and a single-use (acute treatment) format.