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): January 29, 2014
AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
650 East Kendall Street
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 299-5000
(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.
(e)(i) AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) has an annual cash incentive program, which is designed to provide cash bonus awards to the Companys employees, including the Companys executive officers. On January 29, 2014, the independent members of the Board of Directors (the Independent Board Members) of the Company, upon the recommendation of the Companys compensation committee (the Compensation Committee), established 2014 annual base salaries (which represents no increase from 2013 for the Companys Chief Executive Officer, Tuan Ha-Ngoc and a 3% increase from 2013 for the Companys Chief Business Officer, Michael Bailey and the Companys Chief Medical Officer, William Slichenmyer) and 2014 target annual cash incentive award levels (expressed as a percentage of each executives 2014 annual base salary), as set forth below:
|Target Cash Incentive
Award as a Percentage
of 2014 Annual Base
Tuan Ha-Ngoc, President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Bailey, Chief Business Officer
William Slichenmyer, Chief Medical Officer
Although they have determined the target annual cash incentive award levels for each executive officer named above, the Compensation Committee and Independent Board Members have not yet determined the corporate and individual goals for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014. The Company will report such goals in a future filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission once they are so determined. After the end of the 2014 fiscal year, the Compensation Committee and the Independent Board Members will evaluate the performance of the Company and each executive officer against such goals and will determine the annual cash incentive awards, if any, to be granted.
(ii) On January 29, 2014, the Independent Board Members, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, approved the grant of two cash retention payments as a retention incentive (the 2014 Cash Retention Awards) to each of the Companys executive officers, other than Mr. Ha-Ngoc, including the Companys other named executive officers, Mr. Bailey and Dr. Slichenmyer.
Each cash retention payment shall be equal to twenty percent (20%) of the executive officers base pay. Provided that the applicable executive officer continues to be employed by the Company on such date and otherwise subject to the terms of the executive officers Severance Agreement with the Company, as amended (as described below), the payments shall be made on each of June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015 (each, a Cash Retention Payment Date).
On February 4, 2014, the Company entered into Letter Agreements with each of its executive officers, including its named executive officers, other than Mr. Ha-Ngoc, setting forth the terms of the cash retention payments, including provisions for the payment of a pro-rated portion of these grants in the event the executive officers employment is terminated without cause, due to a disability or for good reason prior to the applicable Cash Retention Payment Date.
Additional information regarding the compensation of the Companys executive officers will be included in the Companys proxy statement to be filed in connection with its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders.
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.
|AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Date: February 4, 2014|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|