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): October 7, 2019
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
421 Kipling Street
Palo Alto, CA
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; CompensatoryArrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 9, 2019, the Board of Directors (the Board) of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (theCompany) appointed Yi Ching Yau as the Companys Chief Accounting Officer, effective as of October 7, 2019 (the Yau Start Date). In this role, Ms. Yau will be the Companys principal accountingofficer as such term is used for purposes of the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In connection withMs. Yaus appointment, the Company also entered into an offer letter agreement with her, effective as of the Yau Start Date. Ms. Yaus employment is at-will. The offer letter provides foran initial annual base salary of $450,000 and an annual performance-based incentive cash bonus in an amount initially targeted to 40% of Ms. Yaus then-current annualized base salary. The Company will also pay Ms. Yau a
The Company also agreed to grant Ms. Yau a non-qualified stock option to purchase shares of the Companyscommon stock valued at $800,000 on the date of grant (the Yau New Hire Stock Option). The Yau New Hire Stock Option vests over four years as follows: one-fourth will vest on the first anniversaryof the Yau Start Date; and the remaining three-fourths will vest in 36 equal monthly installments, with the option becoming fully vested on the fourth anniversary of the Yau Start Date. The Company also agreed to grant Ms. Yau restricted stockunits, valued at $400,000 on the date of grant of which 1/4th will vest after Ms. Yaus first year of employment and the remaining 3/4ths will vest in equal quarterly installments over the next three years thereafter (collectively, therestricted stock units and the Yau New Hire Stock Options, the Yau New Hire Equity Awards). The Yau New Hire Equity Awards are subject to Ms. Yaus continued service with the Company through the applicable vesting dates and toacceleration upon the occurrence of certain events as set forth in the equity award agreements and her offer letter.
The foregoing description of theterms of Ms. Yaus offer letter does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the offer letter, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form
Prior to joining us, Ms. Yau served as the Vice President ofFinance at Nektar Therapeutics, starting in May 2018. From November 2013 to May 2018, Ms. Yau served as the Executive Director Corporate Controller of Theravance Biopharma. Prior to joining Theravance, Ms. Yau was the Senior ManagerAssurance at Ernst & Young LLP from October 2003 to November 2013. She received her Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in 1999.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Yau and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. Yau was appointed as Chief AccountingOfficer of the Company. There are also no family relationships between Ms. Yau and any director or executive officer of the Company and she has no direct or indirect interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be disclosedpursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
On October 9, 2019, the Board of the Company also appointed BrianStolz as the Companys Chief Operating Officer, effective as of October 7, 2019 (the Stolz Start Date). In connection with Mr. Stolzs appointment, the Company also entered into an offer letter agreement with him,effective as of the Stolz Start Date. Mr. Stolzs employment is at-will. The offer letter provides for an initial annual base salary of $625,000 and an annual performance-based incentive cash bonusin an amount initially targeted to 60% of Mr. Stolzs then-current annualized base salary. The Company also agreed to grant Mr. Stolz $600,000 in shares of the Companys common stock (the Signing Bonus Shares). In theevent Mr. Stolzs employment with the Company terminates under certain circumstances within 24 months after the Stolz Start Date, Mr. Stolz will be required to pay the Company an amount equal to $600,000 (less applicable taxes andwithholdings), multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is equal to the number of months remaining in the two-year period as measured from the Stolz Start Date, and the denominator of which is 24.
The Company also agreed to grant Mr. Stolz a non-qualifiedstock option to purchase (i) a number of shares of the Companys common stock equal to $1.045 million divided by the Black Scholes value of an option to purchase one share of the Companys common stock on the date of grant (the StolzNew Hire Stock Option). The Stolz New Hire Stock Option vests over four years as follows: one-fourth will vest on the first anniversary of the date the offer letter is executed; and the remainingthree-fourths will vest in 36 equal monthly installments, with the option becoming fully vested on the fourth anniversary of the date the offer letter is executed. The Company also agreed to grant Mr. Stolz (i) a number of time-based restrictedstock units, determined by dividing $2.090 million by the closing price of a share of the Companys common stock as reported on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on the date of grant, which vest over four years as follows:
The foregoing description of the terms of Mr. Stolzs offerletter does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the offer letter, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2019.
Prior to joining us, Mr. Stolz was the Chief PeopleOfficer at Activision Blizzard, Inc. starting in May 2016. Prior to joining Activision, Mr. Stolz served as the Senior Vice President, Neurology & Other, Generics, Obagi and President of OraPharma from July 2015 to May 2016, and asExecutive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer for Valeant Pharmaceuticals from July 2011 to July 2015. Mr. Stolz earned a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University in 1997 and an M.B.A. from HarvardUniversity in 2004.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Stolz and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Stolz wasappointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. There are also no family relationships between Mr. Stolz and any director or executive officer of the Company and he has no direct or indirect interest in any transaction or proposedtransaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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 undersignedhereunto duly authorized.
|BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.|
|Date: October 11, 2019|
Brian C. Stephenson