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 30, 2018
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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 23, 2018, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of OncoCyte’s Board of Directors granted William Annett, as part of his 2018 annual executive compensation, an option to acquire up to 180,000 shares of OncoCyte’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.35 per share, which was the closing price per share from the immediately prior trading day. This option vests as to 25% of the shares upon completion of the clinical utility study for OncoCyte’s DetermaVu product candidate (“Clinical Validation”) and OncoCyte has received a publication date for a full article describing those results, and as to the remaining shares upon obtaining a Medicare local coverage determination for OncoCyte’s DetermaVu product candidate (the “LCD Approval”).
On May 23, 2018, the Committee granted Mitchell Levine, pursuant to his offer letter with OncoCyte, an option to acquire up to 50,000 shares of OncoCyte’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.35 per share. This option vests as to 25% of the shares on the one-year anniversary of the grant date and thereafter in 36 equal monthly installments.
On May 23, 2018, the Committee granted Lyndal Hesterberg, Mitchell Levine, Kristine Mechem, as part of their 2018 annual executive compensation, options to acquire 150,000, 125,000 and 125,000 shares of OncoCyte’s common stock, respectively, at an exercise price of $2.35 per share. These options vest as to one-third of the shares on each of the Clinical Validation, the filing of the Medicare dossier for the Medicare LCD (the “LCD Filing”), and the LCD Approval.
In addition to these awards, the Committee also granted various non-executive employees and consultants, as part of their 2018 annual compensation, options to acquire up to 375,200 shares of OncoCyte’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.35 per share. These options vest as to one-third of the shares on each of the Clinical Validation, the LCD Filing, and the LCD Approval.
In addition, OncoCyte continues to consider cost-reduction efforts, including potential option awards to employees (including executives) for accepting sabbaticals or for accepting reduced salary.
Item 8.01 – Other Events
On May 7, 2018, OncoCyte filed a preliminary information statement relating to a potential increase in its authorized common stock to be approved by holders of a majority of its outstanding common stock as of May 17, 2018. This action will no longer be taken by this written consent process and, accordingly, a definitive information will not be filed or mailed to shareholders. The action may be included as an agenda item for the 2018 annual meeting of all OncoCyte shareholders.
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.
|Date: May 30, 2018||By:||/s/ William Annett|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|