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): December 31, 2012
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
4505 Emperor Blvd., Suite 200
Durham, North Carolina 27703
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(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 December 31, 2012, the Compensation Committee of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company), in light of recent events and restructuring of the Company, approved special equity grants on January 1, 2013 consisting of stock options and shares of restricted stock to all eligible employees as a retention incentive (the 2013 Retention Grant). The amount of the 2013 Retention Grant with respect to each employee was the number of stock options and shares of restricted stock granted by the Company in 2012 to a recipient at the employees current organization level. For all eligible employees, except for the Companys CEO, Mr. Stonehouse, the 2013 Retention Grant shall vest at a rate of 50% per year until fully vested on the date that is two years after the grant date. The 2013 Retention Grant to Mr. Stonehouse shall vest at a rate of 25% per year until fully vested on the date that is four years after the grant date. The 2013 Retention Grant was made in addition to the annual equity grants under the Companys stock incentive plan.
The amount of stock options and restricted stock granted to each of the Named Executive Officers included in the Companys proxy statement for its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders under the 2013 Retention Grant is as follows:
|President & CEO||184,000||33,253|
|Vice President, Drug Discovery||50,000||8,500|
|Senior VP & CMO||50,000||8,500|
|Senior VP & CFO||50,000||8,500|
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.
|Dated: January 4, 2013||BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|General Counsel, Corporate Secretary|