SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 25, 2018
CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
355 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, Florida
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (305) 420-3200
Former Name or Former address, if changed since last report
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers|
On May 25, 2018, the Company and its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick J. McEnany, entered into an amendment to Mr. McEnanys employment agreement with the Company extending the term of such agreement for an additional two year period. Mr. McEnanys employment agreement with the Company now expires on November 8, 2020. All of the other terms of Mr. McEnanys employment agreement with the Company remain the same.
A copy of Amendment No. 6 to Mr. McEnanys employment agreement with the Company is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The description of Amendment No. 6 that is set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to such amendment.
|Item 8.01||Other Events|
On May 29, 2018, Patrick J. McEnany, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, was granted stock options to purchase 500,000 shares of the Companys common stock at an exercise price of $3.54 per share, the closing price of the Companys common stock on the date of grant. The options were granted pursuant to the Companys 2018 Stock Incentive Plan and are seven-year options, vesting in equal tranches on the first, second, and third anniversaries of the grant date.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Amendment No. 6 to Employment Agreement between the Company and Patrick J. McEnany, dated May 25, 2018.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Alicia Grande|
Vice President, Treasurer and CFO
Dated: May 31, 2018
SIXTH AMENDMENT TO
This SIXTH AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (Amendment) is entered into as of this 25th day of May, 2018, by and between CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., a Delaware corporation (Company) and PATRICK J. MCENANY (Employee).
|A.||The parties have previously entered into that certain Employment Agreement, dated as of November 8, 2006 (the Original Agreement), as previously amended by that certain First Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of December 19, 2008 (the First Amendment), that certain Second Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of November 8, 2009 (the Second Amendment), that certain Third Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of September 14, 2011 (the Third Amendment), that certain Fourth Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of August 28, 2013 (the Fourth Amendment), and that certain Fifth Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of June 23, 2016 (the Fifth Amendment, and together with the Original Agreement, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Third Amendment, and the Fourth Amendment, the Employment Agreement). Unless otherwise defined, capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Employment Agreement.|
|B.||The parties wish to further amend the Employment Agreement to reflect the terms set forth below.|
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, the mutual covenants set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
|1.||Extension of Agreement. The outside date of the Term of the Employment Agreement is extended for a two year period from the twelfth anniversary of the Effective Date (November 8, 2018) until the fourteenth anniversary of the Effective Date (November 8, 2020). All references in the Employment Agreement to the third anniversary of the Effective Date, the fifth anniversary of the Effective Date, the seventh anniversary of the Effective Date, the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date or the twelfth anniversary of the Effective Date shall be deemed by this Amendment to now refer to the fourteenth anniversary of the Effective Date.|
|2.||Employment Agreement Remains in Effect. Except as otherwise specifically amended herein, the terms and provisions of the Employment Agreement remain in full force and effect.|
|3.||Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts.|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amendment, effective as of the date set forth above.
|CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Vice President, Treasurer and CFO|
|Patrick J. McEnany|