S-8

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2021

Registration No. 333-                

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

ZOSANO PHARMA CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   45-4488360

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

34790 Ardentech Court

Fremont, CA 94555

(510) 745-1200

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Zosano Pharma Corporation Amended and Restated 2014 Equity and Incentive Plan

Zosano Pharma Corporation Nonstatutory Stock Option Award Agreement

(Full Title of the Plan)

 

 

Steven Lo

President and Chief Executive Officer

Zosano Pharma Corporation

34790 Ardentech Court

Fremont, CA 94555

(510) 745-1200

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

Kathleen M. Wells, Esq.

Latham & Watkins LLP

140 Scott Drive

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Telephone: (650) 328-4600

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of Securities

To Be Registered

 

Amount

to be

Registered(1)

 

Proposed

Maximum

Offering Price

Per Share

 

Proposed

Maximum

Aggregate

Offering Price

 

Amount of

Registration Fee

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value

  3,572,317(2)   $1.02(4)   $3,643,764   $398

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value

  100,000(3)   $0.4777(5)   $47,770   $6

Total:

  3,672,317       $3,691,534   $404

 

 

(1)

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement shall also cover any additional shares of common stock of Zosano Pharma Corporation (the “Registrant”) that become issuable under the Zosano Pharma Corporation Amended and Restated 2014 Equity and Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”) and the Zosano Pharma Corporation Nonstatutory Stock Option Award Agreement referenced in footnote 3 below by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or similar transaction effected without the Registrant’s receipt of consideration which would increase the number of outstanding shares of common stock.

(2)

Represents the additional shares of common stock available for future issuance under the 2014 Plan resulting from an annual increase as of January 1, 2021 pursuant to the evergreen provision therein.

(3)

Represents shares of common stock reserved for issuance upon the vesting and exercise of a nonstatutory stock option granted as an inducement award by the Registrant to an employee under a Nonstatutory Stock Option Award Agreement in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).

(4)

This estimate is made pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee. The offering price per share and the aggregated offering price for shares reserved for future issuance under the 2014 Plan are based on the average of the high and the low price of Registrant’s common stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on March 5, 2021.

(5)

Such shares are issuable upon the vesting and exercise of an outstanding stock option with a fixed exercise price. Pursuant to Rule 457(h)(1) of the Securities Act, the aggregate offering price and the fee have been computed upon the basis of the price at which the option may be exercised, which is equal to the closing price of the Registrant’s common stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on November 16, 2020.

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Registration Statement on Form S-8 (this “Registration Statement”) is being filed for the purpose of registering (1) an additional 3,572,317 shares of Zosano Pharma Corporation’s (the “Registrant”) common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, issuable under the 2014 Plan, pursuant to the automatic annual increase provision therein, for which Registration Statements on Form S-8 (File No. 333-203039, File No. 333-218502, File No. 333-225527, File No. 333-233284 and File No. 333-239100) are effective and (2) 100,000 shares of the Registrant’s common stock issuable upon the vesting and exercise of a nonstatutory stock option granted as an inducement award by the Registrant to an employee in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).

PART I

Information Required in the Section 10(a) Prospectus

The documents containing the information specified in Part I of Form S-8 will be sent or given to participants as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). These documents and the documents incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Registration Statement, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

PART II

Information Required in the Registration Statement

 

Item 3.

Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are incorporated herein by reference:

 

  (a)

the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 11, 2021;

 

  (b)

The Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on May 29, 2020;

 

  (c)

the Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on January  4, 2021, January  6, 2021, February  1, 2021, February  22, 2021, March  4, 2021 and March 11, 2021; and

 

  (d)

the description of the Registrant’s common stock contained in the Registrant’s registration statement on Form 8-A, dated July 25, 2014, filed with the SEC on July 25, 2014 (File No. 001-36570) and any amendment or report filed with the SEC for the purpose of updating the description.

All documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the filing of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing such documents, except as to specific sections of such documents as set forth therein. Unless expressly incorporated into this Registration Statement, a report furnished on Form 8-K prior or subsequent to the filing of this Registration Statement shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained in any subsequently filed document that also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement.

 

Item 4.

Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

 

Item 5.

Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.


Item 6.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 102 of the Delaware General Corporation Law permits a corporation to eliminate the personal liability of directors of a corporation to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached his duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of Delaware corporate law or obtained an improper personal benefit. The Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, eliminates the liability of our directors for monetary damages to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law.

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides that a corporation has the power to indemnify a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation and certain other persons serving at the request of the corporation in related capacities against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlements actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with an action, suit or proceeding to which he or she is or is threatened to be made a party by reason of such position, if such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and, in any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful, except that, in the case of actions brought by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made with respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Court of Chancery or other adjudicating court determines that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all of the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Court of Chancery or such other court shall deem proper.

The Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws provide that the Registrant will indemnify each person who was or is a party or threatened to be made a party to or is involved in any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director or officer of Zosano Pharma Corporation, or is or was serving at the Registrant’s request as a director or officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law. The Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws provide that expenses must be advanced to these indemnitees under certain circumstances. The indemnification provisions contained in the Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws are not exclusive.

In addition, the Registrant has entered into indemnification agreements with each of its directors. Each indemnification agreement provides that the Registrant will indemnify the director to the fullest extent permitted by law for claims arising in his or her capacity as a director, provided that he or she acted in good faith and in a manner that he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the Registrant’s best interests and, with respect to any criminal proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful. In the event that the Registrant does not assume the defense of a claim against a director, the Registrant is required to advance his or her expenses in connection with his or her defense, provided that he or she undertakes to repay all amounts advanced if it is ultimately determined that he or she is not entitled to be indemnified by the Registrant.

In addition, the Registrant maintains standard policies of insurance under which coverage is provided to its directors and officers against losses arising from claims made by reason of breach of duty or other wrongful act, and to the Registrant with respect to payments which may be made by the Registrant to such directors and officers pursuant to the above indemnification provisions or otherwise as a matter of law.

 

Item 7.

Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.


Item 8.

Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

No.

   Description
  3.1    Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Zosano Pharma Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit  3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 3, 2015 (File No. 001-36570)).
  3.2    Amended and Restated Bylaws of Zosano Pharma Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 3, 2015 (File No. 001-36570)).
  3.3    Certificate of Amendment of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Zosano Pharma Corporation, filed on January  24, 2018 (Authorized Share Increase) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 25, 2018 (File No. 001-36570)).
  3.4    Certificate of Amendment of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Zosano Pharma Corporation, filed on January  24, 2018 (Reverse Stock Split) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 25, 2018 (File No. 001-36570)).
  4.1    Specimen certificate evidencing shares of common stock of Zosano Pharma Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Amendment No. 3 to Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC on July 25, 2014 (File No. 333-196983)).
  5.1    Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP.
23.1    Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
23.2    Consent of Latham & Watkins LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
24.1    Power of attorney (included on the signature page of this Registration Statement).
99.1    Zosano Pharma Corporation Amended and Restated 2014 Equity and Incentive Plan, as amended May  31, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 5, 2018 (File No.  001-36570)).
99.2    Form of Zosano Pharma Corporation Incentive Stock Option Award Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 6, 2020 (File No. 001-36570)).
99.3    Form of Zosano Pharma Corporation Nonstatutory Stock Option Award Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 6, 2020 (File No. 001-36570)).
99.4    Form of Zosano Pharma Corporation Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 6, 2020 (File No. 001-36570)).
99.5    Form of Zosano Pharma Corporation Nonstatutory Stock Option Award Agreement.


Item 9.

Undertakings.

The Registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed the value we registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of a prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (1)(i) and (1)(ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

The Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Fremont, State of California, on March 12, 2021.

 

Zosano Pharma Corporation
By:  

/s/ Steven Lo

Name:   Steven Lo
Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Steven Lo and Christine Matthews, and each of them acting individually, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, each with full power of substitution, for him or her in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments to this Registration Statement, including post-effective amendments or any abbreviated registration statement and any amendments thereto filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) increasing the number of securities for which registration is sought, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of each to act alone, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully for all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or his or her or their substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement or amendment thereto has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Steven Lo

Steven Lo

  

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  March 12, 2021

/s/ Christine Matthews

Christine Matthews

  

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  March 12, 2021

/s/ John P. Walker

John P. Walker

   Chairman of the Board of Directors   March 12, 2021

/s/ Steven A. Elms

Steven A. Elms

   Director   March 12, 2021

/s/ Linda S. Grais

Linda S. Grais

   Director   March 12, 2021

/s/ Kenneth R. Greathouse

Kenneth R. Greathouse

   Director   March 12, 2021

/s/ Joseph P. Hagan

Joseph P. Hagan

   Director   March 12, 2021

/s/ Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos

Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos

   Director   March 12, 2021
EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1

 

   140 Scott Drive
   Menlo Park, California 94025
   Tel: +1.650.328.4600   Fax: +1.650.463.2600
   www.lw.com   

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34790 Ardentech Court    Milan   
Fremont, CA 94555      

 

  Re:

Registration Statement on Form S-8; 3,672,317 Shares of Common Stock of Zosano Pharma Corporation, par value $0.0001 per share

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as special counsel to Zosano Pharma Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the registration by the Company of 3,572,317 shares (the “Plan Shares”) of common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), issuable under the Company’s Amended and Restated 2014 Equity and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) and 100,000 shares (collectively, with the Plan Shares, the “Shares”) of Common Stock issuable under a Nonstatutory Stock Option Award Agreement between the Company and an employee (the “Inducement Grant”). The Shares are included in a registration statement on Form S-8 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on March 12, 2021 (the “Registration Statement”). This opinion is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement or the related prospectus, other than as expressly stated herein with respect to the issuance of the Shares.

As such counsel, we have examined such matters of fact and questions of law as we have considered appropriate for purposes of this letter. With your consent, we have relied upon certificates and other assurances of officers of the Company and others as to factual matters without having independently verified such factual matters. We are opining herein as to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), and we express no opinion with respect to any other laws.

Subject to the foregoing and the other matters set forth herein, it is our opinion that, as of the date hereof, when the Shares shall have been duly registered on the books of the transfer agent and registrar therefor in the name or on behalf of the purchasers, or certificates representing the Shares have been manually signed by an authorized officer of the transfer agent and registrar therefor, and have been issued by the Company against payment therefor (not less than par value) in the circumstances contemplated by and pursuant to the Plan and the Inducement Grant, as applicable, and assuming with respect to the Plan that in each case that the individual issuances,


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grants or awards under the Plan are duly authorized by all necessary corporate action and duly issued, granted or awarded and exercised in accordance with the requirements of law and the Plan (and the agreements and awards duly adopted thereunder and in accordance therewith), the issuance and sale of the Shares will have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action of the Company, and the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable. In rendering the foregoing opinion, we have assumed that the Company will comply with all applicable notice requirements regarding uncertificated shares provided in the DGCL.

This opinion is for your benefit in connection with the Registration Statement and may be relied upon by you and by persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Act. We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.

 

Very truly yours,
/s/ Latham & Watkins LLP
EX-23.1

Exhibit 23.1

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our report dated March 11, 2021, relating to the financial statements of Zosano Pharma Corporation, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Zosano Pharma Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
San Francisco, CA
March 12, 2021
EX-99.5

Exhibit 99.5

ZOSANO PHARMA CORPORATION

NONSTATUTORY STOCK OPTION AWARD AGREEMENT

Zosano Pharma Corporation (the “Company”) hereby grants to [            ] (the “Holder”) an option (the “Option”) to purchase a total of [            ] shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), at the price and on the terms set forth in this Zosano Pharma Corporation Nonstatutory Stock Option Award Agreement (the “Award Agreement”).

 

1.

Nature of the Option.

(a)    This Option is intended to be a non-statutory stock option and is not intended to be an Incentive Stock Option within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or to otherwise qualify for any special tax benefits to the Holder.

(b)    The Company maintains the Amended and Restated 2014 Equity and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), which provides the general terms and conditions for equity incentive awards to the Company’s employees, directors, consultants, and other individuals who provide services to the Company. This Option is not awarded pursuant to the Plan, but rather is intended to constitute a non-plan based “inducement grant,” as described in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). Nonetheless, the terms and conditions of the Plan relating to stock options are hereby incorporated into this Award Agreement by this reference, as though fully set forth herein, as if the Option was granted pursuant to the Plan. Unless the context herein otherwise requires, the terms defined in the Plan shall have the same meanings herein.

 

2.

Date of Grant: [            ]

 

3.

Expiration Date: [            ]

 

4.

Option Exercise Price Per Share: $[            ]

 

5.

Vesting Start Date: [            ]

6.       Vesting Schedule. This Option shall become exercisable with respect to 25% of the shares of common stock subject thereto on the first anniversary of the Vesting Start Date set forth above, and with respect to an additional 1/48th of the shares of common stock subject thereto on each monthly anniversary thereafter, subject to continued employment or service with the Company through each vesting date. All vesting shall cease upon the Termination Date.

7.       Method of Exercise. This Option may be exercised by the delivery of written notice to the Company setting forth the number of shares with respect to which the Option is to be exercised, together with payment by (i) cash, or certified or bank check or other instrument acceptable to the Administrator for an amount equal to the aggregate exercise price of the shares being purchased; (ii) instructing a broker on the Holder’s behalf to sell shares of Stock otherwise issuable to the Holder upon exercise of the Option and submit the proceeds of such sale to the Company (a “Broker-Assisted Sale”); or (iii) any of the other methods set forth in the Plan to the extent permitted by the Company.


8.       Termination of Services. This Option shall terminate on the earliest to occur of:

 

  (i)

the Expiration Date set forth above;

 

  (ii)

three (3) months following the Termination Date upon any termination other than for Disability or death; or

 

  (iii)

twelve (12) months following the Termination Date upon termination for Disability or death, or if the Holder dies within three (3) months after his or her Termination Date.

9.       Tax Withholding. The Company’s obligation to deliver shares shall be subject to the Holder’s satisfaction of any federal, state and local income and employment tax withholding requirements. The Company may permit to have the applicable tax withholding obligation satisfied, in whole or in part, by a Broker-Assisted Sale or the methods set forth in Section 15(b) of the Plan.

10.       Investment Representations. Unless the shares have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, in connection with acquisition of this Option, the Holder represents and warrants as follows:

(a)    The Holder is acquiring this Option, and upon exercise of this Option, he or she will be acquiring the shares subject hereto for investment in his or her own account, not as nominee or agent, and not with a view to, or for resale in connection with any distribution thereof.

(b)    The Holder has a preexisting business or personal relationship with the Company or one of its directors, officers or controlling persons and by reason of his or her business or financial experience, has, and could be reasonably assumed to have, the capacity to protect his or her interest in connection with the acquisition of this Option and the shares subject hereto.

11.       Nontransferability of Option. This Option shall not be transferable by the Holder otherwise than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution and this Option shall be exercisable, during the option Holder’s lifetime, only by the Holder, or by the Holder’s legal representative or guardian in the event of the Holder’s incapacity. Subject to the foregoing and the terms of the Plan, the terms of this Option shall be binding upon the executors, administrators, heirs, successors and assigns of the Holder.

12.       Notice. Any notice to be given to the Company hereunder shall be deemed sufficient if addressed to the Company and delivered to the office of the Company, Zosano Pharma Corporation, 34790 Ardentech Court, Fremont, CA 94555, attention of the President and CEO, or such other address as the Company may hereafter designate. Any notice to be given to the Holder hereunder shall be deemed sufficient if addressed to and delivered in person to the Holder at his or her address furnished to the Company or when deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the Holder at such address.

13.       The Plan. Although this Option is not granted under the Plan, the terms of the Plan have been incorporated herein by reference. Accordingly, the Holder agrees to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Plan. The Holder acknowledges that the Option is subject to


modification and termination in certain events as provided in Sections 4(b) and 20 of the Plan. This Option will be administered by the Board or its designated Committee, who will have the same authority with respect to this Option as described in Section 3 of the Plan. A copy of the Plan is available for inspection during business hours by the Holder or the persons entitled to exercise this Option at the Company’s principal office. All questions regarding the interpretation of the terms of this Option, including all questions regarding the application and interpretation of Plan provisions incorporated herein, will be determined by the Board or its designated Committee, whose determination will be final, binding and conclusive.

14.       Entire Agreement. This Award Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and merges and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous discussions, agreements and understandings of every nature.

15.       Governing Law. This Award Agreement will be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to the application of the principles of conflicts of laws.

16.       Amendment. This Award Agreement may only be amended by a writing signed by each of the parties hereto.

17.       Execution. This Award Agreement may be executed, including execution by facsimile signature, in one or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original, and all of which together shall be deemed to be one and the same instrument.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Option, or caused this Option to be executed, as of the Date of Grant.

 

ZOSANO PHARMA CORPORATION
By:    
Name:  
Title:  

 

HOLDER
 
Name:  
Address