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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.
Effective February 1, 2022, the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Medical Officer of HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (the “Company”), along with other members of the Company’s executive team (the “Executive Team”), waived a portion of their base salaries, for the six months ending June 30, 2022. In exchange for such waiver of salary, each such officer received that number of shares of the Company’s fully vested common stock having a value equal to their foregone salary (determined based on a fixed price of $3.00 per share), resulting in the issuance of an aggregate of 112,549 shares of common stock. Pursuant to such waiver, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Joern Aldag, waived 50 percent of his base salary for the six months ending June 30, 2022 in exchange for a commensurate stock grant of 47,824 fully vested shares of common stock. The Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Reinhard Kandera, and Chief Medical Officer, Igor Matushansky, each waived 20 percent of their base salaries for the six months ending June 30, 2022 in exchange for a commensurate stock grant of 14,056 and 14,933 fully vested shares of common stock, respectively. All of the officers noted above, along with other members of the Executive Team, also received 50 percent of their 2021 annual bonus in the form of a stock option grant, determined based on a value of $3.00 per share, resulting in the issuance of a total number of 145,071 options. Messrs. Aldag and Kandera and Dr. Matushansky each received 39,853, 23,427 and 24,888 options, respectively. The granted options have an exercise price of $1.50 per share, the closing price of the Company’s common stock on January 31, 2022.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|HOOKIPA Pharma Inc.|
|Date: February 1, 2022||By:||/s/ Joern Aldag|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|(Principal Executive Officer)|