SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 1, 2009
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File No.)
3180 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California 94304
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Kathryn Falberg has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Jazz Pharmaceuticals), effective December 1, 2009. In such capacity, Ms. Falberg will serve as Jazz Pharmaceuticals principal financial officer. Prior to joining Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Falberg, age 49, served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of ARCA biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since February 2009. From 2001 to 2009, she served as a consultant to and a board member of various companies in the biotechnology and high technology industries. Ms. Falberg previously held various positions with Amgen Inc., a global biotechnology company, from 1995 to 2001, most recently as its Senior Vice President Finance, Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Falberg serves on the boards of QLT, Inc. and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., both biopharmaceutical companies. Ms. Falberg received her B.A. in economics and her M.B.A. from UCLA.
Under the terms of the offer letter from Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Ms. Falberg (the Offer Letter), Ms. Falberg will receive an initial base salary of $365,000 per year and a hiring bonus of $30,000. Ms. Falberg will be eligible under the Jazz Pharmaceuticals cash bonus plan for an annual bonus targeted at 40% of her base salary, dependent on Jazz Pharmaceuticals achievement of its corporate objectives, as determined by the Board of Directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Jazz Pharmaceuticals will grant Ms. Falberg an option to purchase 100,000 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock under its 2007 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2007 Plan) having an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the common stock on the grant date, which shares subject to the option will vest over four years, with 25% vesting one year after her employment start date and the remainder vesting in equal monthly installments thereafter. Pursuant to the form of option agreement under the 2007 Plan (the 2007 Plan Option Agreement), the vesting of such option will be subject to acceleration in full in the event that Ms. Falbergs service is terminated, actually without cause or constructively, within 12 months following, or one month prior to, the effective date of certain specified change in control transactions. Ms. Falberg will also become a party to Jazz Pharmaceuticals Amended and Restated Executive Change in Control and Severance Benefit Plan (the Severance Benefit Plan) pursuant to which Ms. Falberg will be entitled to certain specified severance benefits in the event that her employment is terminated, actually without cause or constructively, within 12 months following a change in control and assuming all of the other conditions of the Severance Benefit Plan are met. Such severance benefits include a single lump sum cash payment as determined under the Severance Benefit Plan (generally equal to 15 months of salary and bonus), full payment of all applicable COBRA premiums for up to 15 months, and acceleration in full of the vesting and exercisability, and termination of any repurchase rights, with respect to outstanding options and other equity awards then held by Ms. Falberg. In addition, Ms. Falberg and Jazz Pharmaceuticals have entered into Jazz Pharmaceuticals standard indemnity agreement (the Indemnity Agreement) which requires Jazz Pharmaceuticals to indemnify Ms. Falberg, under the circumstances and to the extent provided for therein, against certain expenses and other amounts incurred by Ms. Falberg as a result of being made a party to certain actions, suits, proceedings and the like by reason of her position as an officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. The foregoing is only a brief description of the above-specified compensatory arrangements, does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties thereunder and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Offer Letter that is filed as Exhibit 10.92 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, as well as the 2007 Plan, the form of 2007 Plan Option Agreement, the Severance Benefit Plan and the form of Indemnity Agreement that were previously filed as exhibits to Jazz Pharmaceuticals filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In connection with Ms. Falbergs appointment, Joan E. Colligan has stepped down as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Acting Principal Financial Officer, effective on Ms. Falbergs start date, December 1, 2009, but continues to serve as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Controller and Principal Accounting Officer.
|Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Offer Letter from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Kathryn Falberg
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.
|JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
|Carol A. Gamble
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary
Date: December 3, 2009
|Offer Letter from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Kathryn Falberg.
November 30, 2009
|Offer of employment with Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
I am very pleased to invite you to join Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Jazz Pharmaceuticals). This letter sets out the basic terms of your employment with Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Duties and Responsibilities. Your initial assignment will be as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer reporting to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. This offer is for a full-time position, located at Jazz Pharmaceuticals offices in Palo Alto, California. The position may require you to travel from time to time to other locations as may be necessary to fulfill your responsibilities. As part of your employment relationship, you agree to comply with Jazz Pharmaceuticals policies and procedures in effect from time to time during your employment. As an exempt employee, you are expected to work the number of hours required to do your job well. In general, you are expected to be present during Jazz Pharmaceuticals normal working hours.
Salary. Your initial and 2010 annual base salary will be $365,000, payable in accordance with Jazz Pharmaceuticals customary payroll practices, for all hours worked. Salary is subject to periodic review and adjustment by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, in accordance with its normal practices; we have a company-wide performance review process that takes place early in each calendar year. In addition, Jazz Pharmaceuticals will pay you a one time cash bonus of $30,000, less applicable taxes payable on the first regular pay day 90 days after your start date, subject to continued employment with Jazz Pharmaceuticals on that date.
Bonus. As a Senior Vice President, you would be eligible to participate in Jazz Pharmaceuticals Cash Bonus Plan, with an annual target of 40% of base pay. Please note payment of this bonus is contingent on company and individual performance and is subject to approval by Jazz Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors or a committee of the Board of Directors. A copy of the plan has been provided to you for your review.
Benefits. You generally will be eligible to receive all benefits extended to other similarly-situated employees at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, including medical and dental benefits, life insurance and other benefits offered to regular employees. You will be eligible for paid time off and holidays in accordance with Jazz Pharmaceuticals policies in effect from time to time.
Stock Options. Your offer includes a grant to you of options to purchase 100,000 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock, vesting 1/4th on the first anniversary of your start date and 1/48th per month thereafter, subject to your continued employment on each vesting date. The exercise price will be the fair market value of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock on the effective date of the grant by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. In addition, should there be an annual grant to Executive Committee members approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors in 2010 and you are an employee in good standing at the time of the grant, you will receive options to purchase an additional 50,000 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals common stock.
Confidential Information; Employee Confidential Information and Inventions Agreement. To enable Jazz Pharmaceuticals to safeguard its proprietary and confidential information, it is a condition of employment that you sign Jazz Pharmaceuticals standard form of Employee Confidential Information and Inventions Agreement. We understand that you are likely to have signed similar agreements with prior employers, and wish to impress upon you that Jazz Pharmaceuticals does not want to receive the confidential or proprietary information of others, and will support you in respecting your lawful obligations to prior employers. By accepting this offer, you are representing to Jazz Pharmaceuticals that your performance of your duties will not violate any agreements you may have with, or trade secrets of, any third parties. You agree that, during your employment with Jazz Pharmaceuticals, you will not engage in any business activity that competes with Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and you will notify your supervisor if you are considering accepting outside work.
Code of Conduct: Jazz Pharmaceuticals is committed to integrity and the pursuit of excellence in all we do. We fulfill these commitments while upholding a high level of ethical conduct. The Code of Conduct (enclosed) is one element of Jazz Pharmaceuticals efforts to ensure lawful and ethical conduct by the company and its subsidiaries and their employees, officers and directors. It is a condition of employment that you read, agree to and sign the enclosed form certifying that you will abide by Jazz Pharmaceuticals Code of Conduct by the time you begin active employment at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. If you have questions about the Code of Conduct, please let Human Resources know and we will ensure that you receive answers to your inquiries as quickly as possible.
At-Will Employment. Should you decide to accept our offer, you will be an at-will employee of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. This means that either you or Jazz Pharmaceuticals may terminate the employment relationship with or without cause at any time. Participation in any benefit, compensation or bonus program does not change the nature of the employment relationship, which remains at-will.
Authorization to Work. Federal government regulations require that all prospective employees present documentation verifying their identity and demonstrating that they are authorized to work in the United States. If you have any questions about this requirement, which applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike, please contact our Human Resources Department. Your employment is contingent on your ability to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States, and your complying with the governments employment verification requirements.
Complete Offer and Agreement. This letter contains our complete understanding and agreement regarding the terms of your employment by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. There are no other, different or prior agreements or understandings on this or related subjects. Changes to the terms of your employment can be made only in a writing signed by you and the Chief Executive Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, although it is understood that as part of the policy of employment at will, Jazz Pharmaceuticals may, from time to time, in its sole discretion, adjust your salary, incentive compensation and benefits, as well as your job title, location, duties, responsibilities, assignments and reporting relationships.
Start Date; Acceptance of Offer. We hope that you will accept this offer, and begin your full-time employment at Jazz Pharmaceuticals by December 1, 2009. If our offer is acceptable to you, please sign the enclosed copy of this letter in the space indicated and return it to me as no later than December 1, 2009.
Severability. If any provision of this offer is held to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the agreement set forth herein will remain unaffected, and you and Jazz Pharmaceuticals will work together to achieve the intent of the affected provisions.
Kate, our team is impressed by your accomplishments and potential, and we are enthusiastic at the prospect of your joining us. I look forward to your acceptance of this offer, and to your contributions to the growth and success of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
|Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
ACCEPTANCE OF EMPLOYMENT OFFER:
I accept the offer of employment by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on the terms described in this letter.
My start date will be December 1, 2009