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): March 19, 2018
JUNIPER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
33 Arch Street
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 639-1500
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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 March 19, 2018, the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Company appointed Richard Messina to the Board, effective March 19, 2018. Richard Messina will hold office until the date of the annual meeting of stockholders following the year ending December 31, 2017 or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. The Board has determined that Richard Messina satisfies the definition of independent director, including without limitation the applicable requirements of the NASDAQ Listing Rules and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (collectively, Applicable Requirements).
The Board will grant Richard Messina an initial restricted stock unit award with a grant value of $67,500. Such award will vest ratably over three years in annual installments. As a non-employee director, Richard Messina will receive compensation in the same manner as the Companys other non-employee directors, including an annual retainer of $40,000 for service on the Board. Additionally, in connection with Richard Messinas appointment to the Board, the Company and Richard Messina will enter into an indemnification agreement in substantially the same form that the Company has entered into with each of the Companys existing directors. The form of such indemnification agreement was previously filed by the Company as an exhibit to its annual report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-10352) for the year ended December 31, 2003, filed on March 15, 2004 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Richard Messina and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a member of the Board. There are no family relationships between Richard Messina, on the one hand, and any director, executive officer or any other person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer, on the other. There are no related person transactions (within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission) between Richard Messina and the Company.
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.
|JUNIPER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Jeffrey E. Young|
|Name:||Jeffrey E. Young|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|
Date: March 21, 2018