NAVIDEA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NYSEAMERICAN: NAVB) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Appointment of Chief Medical Officer
On November 26, 2018, Michael Rosol, Ph.D., accepted an offer to become the Chief Medical Officer of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Navidea” or the “Company”), effective December 17, 2018. Prior to joining Navidea, Dr. Rosol, age 50, served as Associate Director in the Clinical and Translational Imaging Group at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research from November 2016 to December 2018. Before that, he held positions as Senior Director of Business Development at Elucid Bioimaging, Inc. from May 2016 to November 2016, and as Chief Scientific Officer of MediLumine, Inc. from October 2015 to May 2016. Prior to those roles, he was the Head of the Translational Imaging Group at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Group from October 2012 to March 2015. Dr. Rosol’s training and experience lie in the fields of biophysics, physiology, and biological/medical imaging, and his work has focused on cardiovascular imaging, preclinical and clinical imaging instrumentation and applications, animal models of human disease, pathophysiology, biomarkers, and imaging in toxicological and clinical trials. He has also served as faculty in Radiology and Director of two academic research imaging facilities. Dr. Rosol holds a Ph.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. On November 29, 2018, the Company issued a press release relating to Dr. Rosol’s appointment, which is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Dr. Rosol’s employment with the Company is on an at-will basis. Accordingly, either the Company or Dr. Rosol may terminate his employment relationship with the Company at any time, with or without cause. Dr. Rosol shall receive an annual salary of $205,000 and will be eligible for a maximum annual cash bonus equal to 35% of his annual salary. The Company has also recommended that the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors grant to Dr. Rosol an option to purchase up to 125,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.38 per share, vesting one-third on the date of grant, one-third on the six-month anniversary of the date of grant, and one-third on the one-year anniversary of the date of grant, subject to Dr. Rosol’s continued employment.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Dr. Rosol and any other person to which he was selected as the Company’s Chief Medical Officer, and there are no family relationships between Dr. Rosol and any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no transactions to which the Company is a party and in which Dr. Rosol has a direct or indirect material interest that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Appointment of Director
On November 29, 2018, the Company appointed Adam Cutler as a director. Mr. Cutler’s appointment, which will be effective on December 1, 2018, was made to the class with terms expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2020. Mr. Cutler was not appointed to serve on any committees of the Board, although he may be appointed to one or more committees at a later date. On November 29, 2018, the Company issued a press release relating to the appointment of Mr. Cutler, which is filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Similar to other non-employee directors, Mr. Cutler will receive compensation for his service as a director in accordance with the Company’s non-employee director compensation program.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Cutler and any other person to which he was selected as a director of the Company and there are no family relationships between Mr. Cutler and any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no transactions to which the Company is a party and in which Mr. Cutler has a direct or indirect material interest that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In connection with his appointment, Mr. Cutler is expected to enter into a standard Director Agreement with the Company, a form of which was previously filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10, 2016, and which is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
NAVIDEA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC. ExhibitEX-99.1 2 ex_130906.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 ex_130906.htm Exhibit 99.1 Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Michael Rosol as Chief Medical Officer DUBLIN,…To view the full exhibit click