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DEF 14A
SEELOS THERAPEUTICS, INC. filed this Form DEF 14A on 04/12/2019
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addition, we may elect to settle the Pascoe Closing RSU in cash, in its discretion. If the settlement of the Pascoe Closing RSU would not be possible as of the grant date as a result of there being insufficient shares available for issuance under the Company’s equity incentive plan, or the issuance of such shares causing the award to exceed any individual award limits contained in the 2012 Plan, the Pascoe Closing RSU will still be granted but any share settlement shall be subject to the approval by the our board of directors and/or the our stockholders of an amendment to the Company’s equity incentive plan permitting such share settlement under the terms of such plan (and increasing or deleting the individual award limits).

The Pascoe Closing RSU will permit Mr. Pascoe to elect net settlement of such RSU for tax withholding purposes.
Mr. Pascoe shall be entitled to implement a 10b5-1 trading plan with respect to the payment of tax withholding upon settlement of the Pascoe Closing RSU.
In the event the Pascoe Closing RSU cannot be granted at the closing of the Merger under the terms of the Company’s equity incentive plan for any reason, all of the Base and Bonus Severance Obligations shall instead be paid in cash at the time set forth in the employment agreement.
The remainder of the Base and Bonus Severance Obligation shall be paid in cash at the time set forth in the employment agreement.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Pascoe Closing RSU would be granted in consideration of Mr. Pascoe’s services to us as an employee and not for his services as a non-employee director.

All other terms of the 2016 Employment Agreement remained substantially unchanged. Mr. Pascoe’s employment was terminated on January 24, 2019 in connection with the closing of the Merger.

Brian T. Dorsey

Employment Agreement with Mr. Dorsey

On December 1, 2014, we entered into an employment agreement with Brian T. Dorsey. Subsequently, on December 20, 2016, we entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Dorsey, which superseded and replaced the initial employment agreement. Mr. Dorsey’s employment was terminated on August 30, 2018, and he executed a release agreement in connection with such termination, which superseded the employment agreement at that time.

The amended and restated agreement provided that if Mr. Dorsey’s employment ended due to an involuntary termination, as such term is defined in his agreement, he would receive, in a lump sum payment, 12 months of his annual base salary in effect on the date of termination, any accrued but unpaid bonus for the calendar year preceding his termination, to the extent that the criteria for the bonus had been met, plus his target bonus for the year in which the date of his involuntary termination occurred, full acceleration and vesting of his unvested equity awards, and reimbursement for the cost of continuation of health insurance benefits provided to him immediately prior to the termination (as provided under COBRA or other applicable law) until the earliest of 12 months following the termination, the date Mr. Dorsey becomes eligible for coverage under health and/or dental plans of another employer or the date upon which he is no longer eligible for such COBRA or other benefits under applicable law.

If Mr. Dorsey’s employment was terminated in connection with his death or a permanent disability, Mr. Dorsey or his estate was entitled to a pro rata target bonus for the calendar year in which such termination occurred. Mr. Dorsey was also entitled to receive any accrued but unpaid bonus for the calendar year preceding his termination, to the extent that all criteria for such bonus have been met (with the exception of the requirement that he be employed on the date the bonus is to be paid). Such bonus amounts would be paid in cash in a lump sum following the effectiveness of a general release of claims (or, in the event of his death, within five days following the date of death). Additionally, all of his outstanding but unvested equity awards would vest immediately and the expiration date for all such equity awards would be extended so that they expire one year after termination due to death or permanent disability.

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