RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (OTCMKTS:RLMD) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (OTCMKTS:RLMD) 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 Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Appointment of Directors

On December 19, 2019, the Company’s board of directors appointed Eric Schmidt as a Class I director of the Company and John Glasspool as a Class III director. Dr. Schmidt will also be the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Glasspool will be a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

A brief description of the background and business experience of Dr. Schmidt and Mr. Glasspool is as follows:

Eric Schmidt, Ph.D., 51, has been a Director of the Company since December 19, 2019.  Dr. Schmidt is also the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. since June 2018. Prior to joining Allogene Therapeutics, Dr. Schmidt was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Cowen and Company, LLC. He joined Cowen as a Research Analyst in 1998 where he covered biotechnology stocks until June 2018. He was previously a Vice President and Research Analyst for UBS Securities. Before joining UBS in 1995, he co-founded Cambridge Biological Consultants, a scientific consulting and research firm. Dr. Schmidt obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That Dr. Schmidt brings over 25 years of biotechnology and financial experience to our Board of Directors, having served in various executive-level positions over the course of his career, and that he has developed significant management and leadership skills relating to the pharmaceutical industry led us to conclude that Dr. Schmidt should serve as a director.

John Glasspool, 58,has been a Director of the Company since December 19, 2019. Mr. Glasspool is also a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has been CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Anthos Therapeutics since February 2019. He is also has been a member of the Board of Directors of Dalcor Corporation since May 2017, and a senior advisor to MIT since October 2016. From June 2017 to October 2018, he was a consultant for Roivant Sciences. From July 2015 to January 2017, Mr. Glasspool was the Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy and Customer Operations at Baxalta Incorporated, formerly Baxter BioScience. From August 2012 to June 2015, he was Vice President, Emerging Therapies and Market Development at Baxter Bioscience. Mr. Glasspool obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Staffordshire and a degree in Business Administration from Oxford University. That Mr. Glasspool brings over 25 years of biotechnology experience to our Board of Directors, having served in various executive-level positions over the course of his career, and that Mr. Glasspool has developed significant management and leadership skills relating to the pharmaceutical industry led us to conclude that Mr. Glasspool should serve as a director.

Term of Office

Dr. Schmidt shall remain as a director of the Company until his resignation or successor, if any, is elected or qualified. Dr. Schmidt shall be classified as a Class I director. Mr. Glasspool shall remain as a director of the Company until his resignation or successor, if any, is elected or qualified. Mr. Glasspool shall be classified as a Class III director.

Family Relationships

There are no family relationships between our directors and officers.

  

Transactions with Related Persons

The Company does not have any related party transactions with Dr. Schmidt or Mr. Glasspool.

Director Agreements

 

Eric Schmidt

Effective December 19, 2019, Dr. Schmidt and the Company entered into a director agreement (the “Schmidt Agreement”). to the Agreement, Dr. Schmidt will be entitled to a compensation of $60,000 per year, payable in quarterly installments. for his services as a director of the Company. He was also granted 200,000 options (the “Options”) to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock. The Options shall have a term of 10 years and the exercise price of the Options shall be equal to the share price of the common stock on his start date as a director, December 19, 2019. The Options shall vest as follows: twenty-five percent (25%) shall vest on the first anniversary of the grant date and the remaining seventy-five percent (75%) shall thereafter vest in equal quarterly increments of 6.25% of the initial option grant over the following three year period. Dr. Schmidt will also be the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, receiving an annual committee fee of $20,000 and $7,000, respectively.

Dr. Schmidt also entered into an Indemnity Agreement (the “Schmidt Indemnity Agreement”) with the Company, whereby the Company agreed to indemnify Dr. Schmidt in certain situations in connection with his role as a director for the Company.

The foregoing summaries do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Schmidt Agreement and the Schmidt Indemnity Agreement which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

John Glasspool

On December 19, 2019, Mr. Glasspool and the Company entered into a director agreement (the “Glasspool Agreement”). to the Agreement, Mr. Glasspool will be entitled to a compensation of $60,000 per year, payable in quarterly installments. for his services as a director of the Company. Mr. Glasspool was also granted 200,000 options (the “Options”) to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock. The Options shall have a term of 10 years and the exercise price of the Options shall be equal to the share price of the common stock on his start date as a director, December 19, 2019. The Options shall vest as follows: twenty-five percent (25%) shall vest on the first anniversary of the grant date and the remaining seventy-five percent (75%) shall thereafter vest in equal quarterly increments of 6.25% of the initial option grant over the following three year period. Mr. Glasspool will also be a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, receiving an annual committee fee of $7,000 and $14,500, respectively.

Mr. Glasspool also entered into an Indemnity Agreement (the “Glasspool Indemnity Agreement”) with the Company, whereby the Company agreed to indemnify Mr. Glasspool in certain situations in connection with his role as a director for the Company.

The foregoing summaries do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Glasspool Agreement and the Glasspool Indemnity Agreement which is filed as Exhibit 10.3 and 10.4, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation of Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On December 19, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a change to its end of fiscal year from June 30 to December 31. The change in fiscal year will become effective for the Company’s 2020 fiscal year, which will begin January 1, 2020 and end December 31, 2020. The Company plans to file a transition report on Form 10-KT for the six-month period from July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 within the time period prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

The Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Schmidt and Mr. Glasspool to the Company’s Board, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description
10.1 Director Agreement, effective December 19, 2019, by and between Eric Schmidt and Relmada Therapeutics, Inc.
10.2 Indemnity Agreement, effective December 19, 2019, by and between Eric Schmidt and Relmada Therapeutics, Inc.
10.3 Director Agreement, effective December 19, 2019, by and between John Glasspool and Relmada Therapeutics, Inc.
10.4 Indemnity Agreement, effective December 19, 2019, by and between John Glasspool and Relmada Therapeutics, Inc.
99.1 Press Release, dated December 20, 2019


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About RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (OTCMKTS:RLMD)

Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing a pipeline of drug candidates to treat chronic pain. Its product candidates include d-Methadone (dextromethadone, REL-1017), LevoCap ER (REL-1015), BuTab (REL-1028) and MepiGel (REL-1021). Its d-Methadone is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist being developed for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Its REL-1015 is an extended release, abuse deterrent formulation of the opioid analgesic levorphanol, which is pharmacologically differentiated from morphine, oxycodone and other opioids for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock and long-term opioid treatment. REL-1028 represents formulations of oral, modified release buprenorphine being developed for both chronic pain and opioid dependence indications. REL-1021 is a topical dosage form of the local anesthetic mepivacaine for the treatment of painful peripheral neuropathies.

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