WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoGen, Inc., (Nasdaq: IMGN), a leader in the expanding field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, today announced that in connection with the previously announced appointment of Isabel Kalofonos as ImmunoGen’s Chief Commercial Officer, the compensation committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Compensation Committee”) approved, effective as of April 28, 2023, grants of a non-qualified stock option to purchase 284,250 shares of its common stock (the “Kalofonos Options”) and restricted stock units (“RSUs”) covering 47,375 shares of its common stock under the ImmunoGen, Inc. Inducement Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Inducement Plan”).
In addition, ImmunoGen announced that the Compensation Committee approved, effective as of April 28, 2023, grants of non-qualified stock options to purchase an aggregate of 131,600 shares of its common stock (the “Employee Options”) and RSUs covering 65,750 shares of its common stock under the Inducement Plan to five other new employees.
The Inducement Plan is used exclusively for the grant of equity awards to individuals who were not previously employees of ImmunoGen (or following a bona fide period of non-employment), as an inducement material to such individuals’ entering into employment with ImmunoGen, pursuant to Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Listing Rules.
The Kalofonos Option and the Employee Options have an exercise price of $5.39 per share, which is equal to the closing price of ImmunoGen’s common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on April 28, 2023. Each option will vest as to 25% of the shares underlying such option on the first anniversary of the grant date and as to an additional 6.25% of the shares underlying the option quarterly thereafter, subject to each employee’s continued employment on each vesting date. Each RSU will vest as to 25% of the shares underlying the RSU award on the first anniversary of the grant date and as to an additional 25% of the shares underlying the RSU award annually thereafter, subject to each employee’s continued employment on each vesting date. Each option and RSU is subject to the terms and conditions of the Inducement Plan and the terms and conditions of a stock option agreement and an RSU agreement covering the respective grants.
ImmunoGen is developing the next generation of antibody-drug conjugates to improve outcomes for cancer patients. By generating targeted therapies with enhanced anti-tumor activity and favorable tolerability profiles, we aim to disrupt the progression of cancer and offer our patients more good days. We call this our commitment to TARGET A BETTER NOW™.
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