OBALON THERAPEUTICS, INC. (NASDAQ:OBLN) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

OBALON THERAPEUTICS, INC. (NASDAQ:OBLN) 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.

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On January 18, 2019, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) determined the cash payments to the Company’s executive officers under the Company’s annual cash incentive compensation program, including the Company’s named executive officers. For 2018, the target cash incentive opportunity for the named executive officers were as follows (each, as disclosed in the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 4, 2019):

Named Executive Officer

Target Bonus (Percentage of Annual Base Salary)

Andrew Rasdal

%

Kelly Huang

%

Bill Plovanic

%

Annual bonuses for our executive officers are based on the achievement of corporate performance objectives. In 2018, these objectives were weighted equally and included (i) FDA approval of certain of our products, (ii) achieving improvements in product quality metrics as measured by specific reductions in complaint rates, (iii) meeting a specific goal relating to earnings before interest, depreciation, amortization and stock- based compensation (i.e., EBITDASC), and (iv) achieving a certain amount of revenue.

Each performance goal had both a target measure and an “upside” measure; if the “upside” measure was attained then the executive was eligible to receive an increase in cash incentive payment equal to 10% of the executive’s base salary with respect to that measure. Based on our 2018 performance, the revenue goal was not achieved, but the Company attained the “upside” goal with respect to the FDA approval goal and EBITDASC goal and the “target” goal for the remaining performance measure. Therefore, the Committee awarded 2018 annual cash bonuses under the cash incentive compensation program of $520,000, $199,800, and $155,000 to Messrs. Rasdal, Huang and Plovanic, respectively.

About OBALON THERAPEUTICS, INC. (NASDAQ:OBLN)

Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. is a United States-based commercial-stage medical device company focused on developing and commercializing medical devices to treat obese and overweight people by facilitating weight loss. The Company’s product, Obalon balloon system, is a swallowable, gas-filled intragastric balloon designed to provide weight loss in obese patients. The Obalon balloon system is intended to be used as an adjunct to a moderate intensity diet and behavior modification program. All balloons must be removed six months after the first balloon is placed. The Obalon balloon system intends to provide patients and physicians with a reversible and repeatable weight loss solution in an outpatient setting, without altering patient anatomy or requiring surgery. The Company has received Premarket approval (PMA) for its Obalon balloon system based on the results of its United States pivotal clinical trial, referred to as the SMART trial.

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