SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE DATED MAY 22, 2018
REGARDING NEW PLAN BENEFITS IN CONNECTION WITH
On April 30, 2018, Zosano Pharma Corporation (the Company) filed a definitive proxy statement (the Proxy Statement) with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the Companys 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled to be held on May 31, 2018 (the 2018 Annual Stockholders Meeting). Included in the Proxy Statement is a proposal to increase the number of shares of common stock approved for issuance under the Companys Amended and Restated 2014 Equity and Incentive Plan, as amended (the Plan), by 1,200,000 shares (the Increase Amendment). The Company is furnishing this supplement to provide updated disclosure regarding New Plan Benefits in connection with the Increase Amendment as a result of an additional conditional option award made to John Walker, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer on May 17, 2018.
On May 17, 2018, the Companys Compensation Committee granted John Walker, its President and Chief Executive Officer, an option to purchase 100,000 shares of our common stock (the Contingent Award), subject to stockholder approval of the Increase Amendment at the 2018 Annual Stockholders Meeting. The Contingent Option has an exercise price of $4.27 per share, which was the closing price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on the date of grant, and vests in substantially equal monthly installments over four years following the date of grant so that the Contingent Option will be fully vested on the fourth anniversary of the date of grant.
As of May 17, 2018, if the Increase Amendment is approved by stockholders at the 2018 Annual Stockholders Meeting, a total of 1,248,794 shares will be reserved for issuance under the Plan, of which 1,048,700 shares of common stock will underlie stock options conditioned upon approval of the Increase Amendment (including the Contingent Award) and 25,000 shares of common stock underlie a non-contingent stock option award granted to Steven Elms, a newly elected member of the Companys board of directors. Below is an updated summary of the New Plan Benefits included in the Proxy Statement reflecting the grant of the Contingent Award on May 17, 2018.
New Plan Benefits
If the Increase Amendment is approved, our Compensation Committee will be able to grant awards to our employees, officers and other key persons (including consultants) of the Company and its subsidiaries. Also, non-employee directors are eligible to receive awards under the Plan. Grants of awards under the Plan are discretionary to the Board and the Compensation Committee; consequently, except as provided below, it is not possible to determine at this time the amount or dollar value of awards to be provided under the Plan if our stockholders approve the Increase Amendment.
The table below provides the grants of options under the Plan, under which no Company shares will be issued unless and until we obtain stockholder approval of the increase in shares under the Plan. In April and May 2018, our Compensation Committee approved, subject to stockholder approval of the Increase Amendment, the grant of these options to purchase common stock to certain of our employees and executive officers as well as our non-employee directors. The
options vest in substantially equal monthly installments over four years following the date of grant so that the options will be fully vested on the fourth anniversary of the date of grant.
|2018 Equity Awards (1)|
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John P. Walker
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Georgia Erbez (2)
Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Vice President Clinical Development and Medical Affairs
Non-Executive Director Group
Non-Executive Officer Employee Group
|(1)||Issued pursuant to the Plan. 948,700 of the 2018 Equity Awards listed above have an exercise price of $4.24 per share and 100,000 of the 2018 Equity Awards listed above have an exercise price of $4.27 per share.|
|(2)||Effective May 15, 2018, in connection with a planned reorganization of internal reporting responsibilities for the business development and human resources groups, Georgia Erbez resigned for good reason pursuant to the terms of her Employment Letter Agreement with the Company dated as of September 7, 2016.|
Except as described above, this supplement to the Proxy Statement does not modify, amend, supplement or otherwise affect the Proxy Statement.
This supplement should be read together with the Proxy Statement. If you have already returned your proxy card or voting instruction form, or voted by other means, you do not need to take any action unless you wish to change your vote. If you wish to change you vote on any proposal, you may submit a new proxy card or take other action as described in the Proxy Statement.