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(d) Appointment of Directors
On May 24, 2022, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (the “Company”) approved the appointment of Vickie S. Reed as an independent director and member of the Board, effective May 24, 2022. Ms. Reed is a healthcare executive with over 25 years of experience in operating and governance roles. Ms. Reed has served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Mirati Therapeutics since November 2021, and as Chief Accounting Officer since January 2020, Vice President of Finance from December 2016 to January 2020, and Senior Director and Corporate Controller from October 2013 to December 2016, of Mirati Therapeutics. She is also a member of the board of directors of Evoke Pharma, a public pharmaceuticals company. Previously, she served as Senior Director, Finance and Controller at Zogenix, Inc., a public biotechnology company in San Diego and Emeryville, California, and held corporate accounting positions at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb in 2012. Prior to joining Amylin, Ms. Reed held financial leadership roles at several biotechnology and telecommunications companies. Ms. Reed began her career with Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Denver, Colorado. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Colorado and received a B.S. in Accounting from University of Colorado, Denver.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Reed and any other person pursuant to which she was selected as a director of the Company, and there is no family relationship between Ms. Reed and any of the Company’s other directors or executive officers. Ms. Reed does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction that is required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In connection with her appointment as a director of the Company, Ms. Reed was granted a cash stock appreciation right (the “SAR”). The SAR provides for a reference price equal to the fair market value of the common stock of the Company of the date of grant of the SAR, and a reference number of shares equal to 50,000 shares. The SAR vests with respect to 1/6 of the reference number of shares on the six-month anniversary of the grant date and vests monthly thereafter in equal installments over a period of three years from the grant date, subject to the recipient providing continuous service to the Company. The SAR has a term of seven years. The vested portion of the SAR may be settled only in cash and may be exercised for a period of 12 months after the date of termination of the recipient’s service to the Company. Upon settlement, the Company will pay to the recipient an amount of cash equal to the difference between the fair market value of the common stock on the date of termination of service or, if lower, on the date of exercise, and the initial reference price, multiplied by the number of shares as to which the SAR is being exercised. In the event of a change of control of the Company before the SAR is fully vested, vesting and exercisability is accelerated.
Pursuant to the Company’s current policies regarding compensation for non-employee directors, as may be amended from time to time, Ms. Reed will be entitled to receive an annual cash director fee, currently $64,000 per year paid quarterly in arrears, and is also entitled to reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred in connection with Board-related activities. The Company will also enter into its form of indemnity agreement with Ms. Reed.
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On May 26, 2022, the Company issued a press release relating to the appointment of Ms. Reed to the Company’s board of directors and the matters described in Item 5.02 above. A copy of the press release, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1, is furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01. The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 are furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.
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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.
|ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION|
|Dated: May 26, 2022||By:||/s/ David C. Benedicto|
|Name:||David C. Benedicto|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Adamis Appoints Vickie Reed to Board of Directors
New Director Named with Significant Executive Management and Financial Leadership Experience
SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2022 -- Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq: ADMP) today announced the appointment of Vickie Reed as a new director and member of the company’s board of directors.
Richard Williams, Chairman of the Board, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Ms. Reed to the Board and look forward to working with her to pursue long-term stockholder value. Her substantial expertise as a healthcare executive in financial leadership roles at several public companies, and extensive background in finance and accounting, combined with her experience as a director of another public life science company, should allow her to have an immediate positive impact as Adamis executes on its corporate strategies.”
“I am looking forward to working with other members of the Adamis Board of Directors and the management team to advance the company’s goals and further its corporate, regulatory and commercial strategies,” said Ms. Reed.
Ms. Reed currently serves as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Mirati Therapeutics where she previously held the positions of Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Finance and Senior Director and Corporate Controller. She is also a member of the board of directors of Evoke Pharma. Previously, she served as Senior Director, Finance and Controller at Zogenix, Inc., a public biotechnology company in San Diego and Emeryville, California, and held corporate accounting positions at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb in 2012. Prior to joining Amylin, Ms. Reed held financial leadership roles at several biotechnology and telecommunications companies. Ms. Reed began her career with Price Waterhouse, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Denver, Colorado. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Colorado and received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Denver.
About Adamis Pharmaceuticals
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing and commercializing products in various therapeutic areas, including allergy, opioid overdose, respiratory and inflammatory disease. The Company’s SYMJEPI® (epinephrine) Injection products are approved by the FDA for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. The Company’s ZIMHI™ (naloxone) Injection product is approved for the treatment of opioid overdose. Tempol is in development for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and a Phase 2/3 clinical trial is underway. For additional information about Adamis Pharmaceuticals, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include those that express plans, anticipation, intent, contingencies, goals, targets or future development and/or otherwise are not statements of historical fact. These statements relate to future events or future results of operations, including, but not limited to, statements concerning the Company’s future operations and activities. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which may cause Adamis' actual results to be materially different from the results anticipated by such forward-looking statements. We cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update or release publicly the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements or to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date of this press release. Certain of these risks and additional risks, uncertainties, and other factors are described in greater detail in Adamis’ filings from time to time with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and subsequent filings with the SEC, which Adamis strongly urges you to read and consider, all of which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
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