8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 3, 2017

 

 

PROTAGONIST THERAPEUTICS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-37852   98-0505495

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc.

521 Cottonwood Drive, Suite 100

Milpitas, California 95035

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(408) 649-7370

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

 

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ITEM 5.02. DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS

(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Named Executive Officers

2016 Bonus Payments and 2017 Salary and Target Bonus Information

On February 3, 2017, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) of Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) approved (i) cash bonuses with respect to performance for fiscal year 2016, (ii) annual salaries for fiscal year 2017 (effective retroactively to January 1, 2017) and (iii) target performance bonus percentages for fiscal year 2017, for each of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and the Company’s other named executive officers (as defined in Item 402(a)(3) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)).

The following table sets forth the amounts approved by the Committee for each of the named individuals set forth below:

 

Name

   2016
Bonus
     2017
Salary
     2017 Target Bonus
(% of Base Salary)
 

Dinesh V. Patel, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

   $ 160,000       $ 475,000         50

David Y. Liu, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

   $ 93,000       $ 357,000         40

Tom O’Neil

Chief Financial Officer

   $ 72,063       $ 300,000         35

William Hodder

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

   $ 63,375       $ 280,000         35


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc.
Dated: February 9, 2017    
    By:   /s/ Thomas P. O’Neil
      Thomas P. O’Neil
      Chief Financial Officer