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: February 9, 2021
(Date of earliest event reported)
ZENTALIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Delaware|| ||001-39263|| ||82-3607803|
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
530 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2201
New York, New York 10018
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, include area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||ZNTL||The Nasdaq Global Market|
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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.
On February 9, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from five to six directors and appointed Enoch Kariuki, Pharm.D. as a Class I director of the Company. Dr. Kariuki has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”) and as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
Dr. Kariuki is eligible to participate in the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Program, which provides for an annual retainer of $40,000 for his Board service and an additional annual retainer of $20,000 for his service as Chairperson of the Audit Committee. In lieu of the initial award of options under the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Program, Dr. Kariuki was granted an initial award of options to purchase 42,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Initial Award”). The Initial Award has an exercise price equal to $39.47 per share, the fair market value of a share of the Company's common stock on the date of grant, and will vest and become exercisable in 36 substantially equal monthly installments following the date of grant, subject to Dr. Kariuki’s continued service on the Board through each such vesting date. Dr. Kariuki has also entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement for directors and officers.
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.
| ||ZENTALIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: February 10, 2021|| ||By:|| ||/s/ Anthony Y. Sun, M.D.|
| || ||Anthony Y. Sun, M.D.|
| || ||President and Chief Executive Officer|