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): February 28, 2015
Mast Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3611 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 500,
San Diego, California
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (858) 552-0866
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.
In connection with his departure from Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company) as of February 28, 2015 and pursuant to an amendment to the agreements governing his outstanding stock option awards, Patrick L. Keran, formerly the Companys President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary, will have until August 28, 2016 to exercise the vested portions of his outstanding stock options with an exercise price per share of $13.50 or less, subject to limited exceptions and provided that he delivers and does not revoke a general release of claims against the Company. Mr. Keran will also receive a lump sum severance payment pursuant to the terms of the Retention and Severance Plan, dated July 21, 2009, which are disclosed in the Companys annual proxy statement, provided that he delivers and does not revoke a general release of claims against the Company.
The foregoing description of the terms of the Amendment of Stock Option Agreements (the Amendment) does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending March 31, 2015. A copy of the Retention and Severance Plan was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 22, 2009 as an exhibit to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K.
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.
|Mast Therapeutics, Inc.|
|March 2, 2015||By:|
|Name:||Brandi L. Roberts|
Chief Financial Officer and
Senior Vice President