Stock Option Plan

Omthera Pharmaceuticals 2010 Stock Option Plan


Exhibit 10.2

 

OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS

2010 STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

SECTION 1.  GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE PLAN; DEFINITIONS

 

The name of the plan is the Omthera Pharmaceuticals 2010 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”).  The purpose of the Plan is to encourage and enable the officers, employees, directors, Consultants and other key persons (including prospective employees, but conditioned on their employment) of Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Delaware corporation (including any successor entity, the “Company”) and any Subsidiary, upon whose judgment, initiative and efforts the Company largely depends for the successful conduct of its business, to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company.  It is anticipated that providing such persons with a direct stake in the Company’s welfare will assure a closer identification of their interests with those of the Company and its stockholders, thereby stimulating their efforts on the Company’s behalf and strengthening their desire to provide services to the Company.

 

The following terms shall be defined as set forth below:

 

Affiliate” of any Person means a Person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the first mentioned Person.  A Person shall be deemed to control another Person if such first Person possesses directly or indirectly the power to direct, or cause the direction of, the management and policies of the second Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

 

Award” or “Awards,” except where referring to a particular category of grant under the Plan, shall include Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, or any combination of the foregoing.

 

“Award Agreement” means a written or electronic agreement setting forth the terms and provisions applicable to an Award granted under the Plan.  Each Award Agreement may contain terms and conditions in addition to those set forth in the Plan; provided, however, that except to the extent explicitly provided to the contrary, in the event of any conflict in the terms of the Plan and the Award Agreement, the terms of the Plan shall govern.

 

Bankruptcy” shall mean (i) the filing of a voluntary petition under any bankruptcy or insolvency law, or a petition for the appointment of a receiver or the making of an assignment for the benefit of creditors, with respect to the Holder, or (ii) the Holder being subjected involuntarily to such a petition or assignment or to an attachment or other legal or equitable interest with respect to the Holder’ s assets, which involuntary petition or assignment or attachment is not discharged within 60 days after its date, and (iii) the Holder being subject to a transfer of its Option Shares or Award(s) by operation of law (including by divorce, even if not insolvent), except by reason of death.

 

Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

 



 

Cause” shall have the meaning as set forth in the Award Agreement(s).  In the case that any Award Agreement does not contain a definition of “Cause,” it shall mean (i) dishonest statements or acts of the grantee with respect to the Company or any Affiliate of the Company, or any of the Company’s current or prospective customers, suppliers, vendors or other third parties with which such entity does business; (ii) the grantee’s commission of (A) a felony or (B) any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, deceit, dishonesty or fraud; (iii) failure to perform to the reasonable satisfaction of the Company the grantee’s duties and responsibilities assigned or delegated which failure continues, including any fiduciary duties owed the Company or any Affiliate of the Company, in the reasonable judgment of the Board, after written notice given to the grantee by the Company; (iv)  gross negligence, willful misconduct or insubordination of the grantee with respect to the Company or any Affiliate of the Company; or  (v) a violation of any provision of any agreement(s) between grantee and the Company relating to noncompetition, nonsolicitation, nondisclosure and/or assignment of inventions.

 

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any successor Code, and related rules, regulations and interpretations.

 

Committee” means the Committee of the Board referred to in Section 2.

 

“Consultant” means any natural person that provides bona fide services to the Company (including a Subsidiary), and such services are not in connection with the offer or sale of securities in a capital-raising transaction and do not directly or indirectly promote or maintain a market for the Company’s securities.

 

Drag-Along Transaction” shall mean (a) a transaction or series of related transactions in which a Person, or a group of related Persons, acquires from stockholders of the Company shares representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding voting power of the Company or (b) a transaction that qualifies as a “Deemed Liquidation Event” (as defined in the Company’s certificate of incorporation), in each case approved in writing by (i) the “Selling Investors” (as defined in that certain Voting Agreement dated November 13, 2009, by and among the Company and the parties listed as Stockholders thereunder, as the same may be amended and/or restated from time to time (the “Voting Agreement”)) and (ii) the Board.

 

Effective Date means the date on which the Plan is approved by stockholders as set forth on the final page of the Plan.

 

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.

 

Fair Market Value” of the Stock on any given date means the fair market value of the Stock determined in good faith by the Board based on the reasonable application of a reasonable valuation method not inconsistent with Section 409A of the Code.  If the Stock is admitted to quotation on a national securities exchange, the determination shall be made by reference to market quotations.  If the date for which Fair Market Value is determined is the first day when trading prices for the Stock are reported on a national securities exchange, the Fair Market Value shall be the “Price to the Public” (or equivalent) set forth on the cover page for the final prospectus relating to the Company’s Initial Public Offering.

 

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“Good Reason” shall have the meaning as set forth in the Award Agreement(s).  In the case that any Award Agreement does not contain a definition of “Good Reason,” it shall mean (i) a material diminution in the grantee’s base salary except for across-the-board salary reductions based on the Company’s financial performance similarly affecting all or substantially all senior management employees of the Company or (ii) a change of more than 50 miles in the geographic location at which the grantee provides services to the Company.

 

Grant Date” means the date that the Board designates in its approval of an Award in accordance with applicable law as the date on which the Award is granted, which date may not precede the date of such Board approval.

 

“Holder” means, with respect to an Award or any Option Shares, the Person holding such Award or Option Shares, including the initial recipient of the Award or any Permitted Transferee.

 

Incentive Stock Option” means any Stock Option designated and qualified as an “incentive stock option” as defined in Section 422 of the Code.

 

Initial Public Offering” means the consummation of the first fully underwritten, firm commitment public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the offer and sale by the Company of its equity securities, as a result of or following which the Stock shall be publicly held.

 

NASDAQ” means the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC.

 

Non-Qualified Stock Option” means any Stock Option that is not an Incentive Stock Option.

 

Option” or “Stock Option” means any option to purchase shares of Stock granted pursuant to Section 5.

 

“Option Shares” means outstanding shares of Stock that were issued to a Holder upon the exercise of a Stock Option.

 

Permitted Transferees” shall mean any of the following to whom a Holder may transfer Option Shares hereunder (as set forth in Section 6(a)(ii)(A)): the Holder’s child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, former spouse, sibling, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law, including adoptive relationships, any person sharing the Holder’s household (other than a tenant or employee), a trust in which these persons have more than fifty percent of the beneficial interest, a foundation in which these persons control the management of assets, and any other entity in which these persons own more than fifty percent of the voting interests; provided, however, that any such trust does not require or permit distribution of any Option Shares during the term of the Award Agreement unless subject to its terms.  Upon the death of the Holder, the term Permitted Transferees shall also include such deceased Holder’s estate, executions, administrations, personal representations, heirs, legatees and distributees, as the case may be.

 

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Person” shall mean any individual, corporation, partnership (limited or general), limited liability company, limited liability partnership, association, trust, joint venture, unincorporated organization or any similar entity.

 

“Repurchase Event” means (i) a Termination Event where the Company or any of its subsidiaries terminates an Award recipient’s Service Relationship, (ii) a Sale Event or (iii) the Holder’s Bankruptcy.

 

Sale Event” means the consummation of (i) the dissolution or liquidation of the Company, (ii) the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company on a consolidated basis to an unrelated person or entity, (iii) a merger, reorganization or consolidation involving the Company in which the shares of voting stock outstanding immediately prior to such transaction represent or are converted into or exchanged for securities of the surviving or resulting entity immediately upon completion of such transaction which represent less than 50 percent of the outstanding voting power of such surviving or resulting entity, (iv) the acquisition of all or a majority of the outstanding voting stock of the Company in a single transaction or a series of related transactions by a Person or group of Persons, or (v) any other acquisition of the business of the Company, as determined by the Board; provided, however, that the Company’s Initial Public Offering, any subsequent public offering or another capital raising event, or a merger effected solely to change the Company’s domicile shall not constitute a “Sale Event.”

 

“Section 409A” means Section 409A of the Code and the regulations and other guidance promulgated thereunder.

 

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.

 

“Service Relationship” means any relationship as a full-time employee, part-time employee, director or other key person (including Consultants) of the Company or any Subsidiary or any successor entity (e.g., a Service Relationship shall be deemed to continue without interruption in the event an individual’s status changes from full-time employee to part-time employee or Consultant).

 

“Shares” means shares of Stock.

 

Stock” means the Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Company, subject to adjustments pursuant to Section 3.

 

Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity (other than the Company) in which the Company has more than a 50 percent interest, either directly or indirectly.

 

“Ten Percent Owner” means an employee who owns or is deemed to own (by reason of the attribution rules of Section 424(d) of the Code) more than 10 percent of the combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any parent of the Company or any Subsidiary.

 

“Termination Event” means the termination of the Award recipient’s Service Relationship with the Company and its Subsidiaries for any reason whatsoever, regardless of the circumstances thereof, and including, without limitation, upon death, disability, retirement,

 

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discharge or resignation for any reason, whether voluntarily or involuntarily.  The following shall not constitute a Termination Event:  (i) a transfer to the service of the Company from a Subsidiary or from the Company to a Subsidiary, or from one Subsidiary to another Subsidiary or (ii) an approved leave of absence for military service or sickness, or for any other purpose approved by the Board, if the individual’s right to re-employment is guaranteed either by a statute or by contract or under the policy pursuant to which the leave of absence was granted or if the Board otherwise so provides in writing.

 

SECTION 2.  ADMINISTRATION OF PLAN

 

(a)                                 Administration of Plan.  The Plan shall be administered by the Board.   At the discretion of the Board, the Board may appoint a committee (the “Committee”) to make recommendations regarding administration of the Plan, but in all circumstances the Board shall retain full power and authority regarding the Plan, and the Committee shall not have any power or authority with respect thereto.  Any such Committee shall be comprised of not less than two Directors.

 

(b)                                 Powers of the Board.  The Board shall have the power and authority to grant Awards consistent with the terms of the Plan, including the power and authority:

 

(i)                                     to select the individuals to whom Awards may from time to time be granted;

 

(ii)                                  to determine the time or times of grant, and the amount, if any, of Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, or any combination of the foregoing, granted to any one or more grantees;

 

(iii)                               to determine the number of shares of Stock to be covered by any Award and, subject to the provisions of Section 5(a)(i) below, the price, exercise price, conversion ratio or other price relating thereto;

 

(iv)                              to determine and, subject to Section 10, to modify from time to time the terms and conditions, including restrictions, not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, of any Award, which terms and conditions may differ among individual Awards and grantees, and to approve the form of Award Agreements;

 

(v)                                 to accelerate at any time the exercisability or vesting of all or any portion of any Award;

 

(vi)                              to impose any limitations on Awards granted under the Plan, including limitations on transfers, repurchase provisions and the like, and to exercise repurchase rights or obligations;

 

(vii)                           subject to any restrictions imposed by Section 409A, to extend at any time the period in which Stock Options may be exercised; and

 

(viii)                        at any time to adopt, alter and repeal such rules, guidelines and practices for administration of the Plan and for its own acts and proceedings as it shall deem advisable; to

 

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interpret the terms and provisions of the Plan and any Award (including related written instruments); to make all determinations it deems advisable for the administration of the Plan; to decide all disputes arising in connection with the Plan; and to otherwise supervise the administration of the Plan.

 

All decisions and interpretations of the Board shall be binding on all persons, including the Company and Plan grantees.

 

(c)                                  Award Agreement.  Awards under the Plan shall be evidenced by Award Agreements that set forth the terms, conditions and limitations for each Award and may include, without limitation, the term of an Award, the provisions applicable in the event the Service Relationship terminates, and the Company’s authority to unilaterally or bilaterally amend, modify, suspend, cancel or rescind an Award.  To the extent permitted by the Board, Award Agreements may be executed electronically by the Award recipient.

 

(d)                                 Indemnification.  Neither the Board nor the Committee, nor any member of either or any delegate thereof, shall be liable for any act, omission, interpretation, construction or determination made in good faith in connection with the Plan, and the members of the Board and the Committee (and any delegate thereof) shall be entitled in all cases to indemnification and reimbursement by the Company in respect of any claim, loss, damage or expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising or resulting therefrom to the fullest extent permitted by law and/or under the Company’s governing documents, including its certificate of incorporation or bylaws, or any directors’ and officers’ liability insurance coverage which may be in effect from time to time and/or any indemnification agreement between such individual and the Company.

 

(e)                                  Foreign Award Recipients.  Notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary, in order to comply with the laws in other countries in which the Company and any Subsidiary operate or have employees or other individuals eligible for Awards, the Board, in its sole discretion, shall have the power and authority to: (i) determine which Subsidiaries, if any, shall be covered by the Plan; (ii) determine which individuals, if any, outside the United States are eligible to participate in the Plan; (iii) modify the terms and conditions of any Award granted to individuals outside the United States to comply with applicable foreign laws; (iv) establish subplans and modify exercise procedures and other terms and procedures, to the extent the Board determines such actions to be necessary or advisable (and such subplans and/or modifications shall be attached to the Plan as appendices); provided, however, that no such subplans and/or modifications shall increase the share limitation contained in Section 3(a) hereof; and (v) take any action, before or after an Award is made, that the Board determines to be necessary or advisable to obtain approval or comply with any local governmental regulatory exemptions or approvals.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board may not take any actions hereunder, and no Awards shall be granted, that would violate the Exchange Act or any other applicable United States securities law, the Code, or any other applicable United States governing statute or law.

 

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SECTION 3.  STOCK ISSUABLE UNDER THE PLAN; MERGERS AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS; SUBSTITUTION

 

(a)                                 Stock Issuable.  The maximum number of shares of Stock reserved and available for issuance under the Plan shall be 608,000 shares, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3(b). For purposes of this limitation, the shares of Stock underlying any Awards that are forfeited, canceled, withheld upon exercise of an Option or settlement of an Award to cover the exercise price or tax withholding, reacquired by the Company prior to vesting, satisfied without the issuance of Stock or otherwise terminated (other than by exercise), in each case shall be added back to the shares of Stock available for issuance under the Plan. Subject to such overall limitations, shares of Stock may be issued up to such maximum number pursuant to any type or types of Award. The shares available for issuance under the Plan may be authorized but unissued shares of Stock or shares of Stock reacquired by the Company.

 

(b)                                 Changes in Stock.  Subject to Section 3(c) hereof, if, as a result of any reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar change in the Company’s capital stock, the outstanding shares of Stock are increased or decreased or are exchanged for a different number or kind of shares or other securities of the Company, or additional shares or new or different shares or other securities of the Company or other non-cash assets are distributed with respect to such shares of Stock or other securities, or, if, as a result of any merger or consolidation, or sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, the outstanding shares of Stock are converted into or exchanged for securities of the Company or any successor entity (or a parent or subsidiary thereof), the Board shall make an appropriate and equitable or proportionate adjustment in (i) the maximum number of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan, (ii) the number and kind of shares or other securities subject to any then outstanding Awards under the Plan, (iii) the repurchase price, if any, per share subject to each outstanding Award, and (iv) the exercise price for each share subject to any then outstanding Stock Options under the Plan, without changing the aggregate exercise price (i.e., the exercise price multiplied by the number of Stock Options) as to which such Stock Options remain exercisable.  The adjustment by the Board shall be final, binding and conclusive.  No fractional shares of Stock shall be issued under the Plan resulting from any such adjustment, but the Board in its discretion may make a cash payment in lieu of fractional shares.

 

(c)                                  Sale Events.

 

(i)                                     Options.

 

(A)                               In the case of and subject to the consummation of a Sale Event, the Plan and all Options issued hereunder shall terminate upon the effective time of any such Sale Event unless provision is made in connection with the Sale Event for the assumption or continuation of Options theretofore granted by the successor entity, or the substitution of such Options with new Options of the successor entity or parent thereof, with an equitable or proportionate adjustment as to the number and kind of shares and, if appropriate, the per share exercise prices, as such parties shall agree (after taking into account any acceleration hereunder and/or pursuant to the terms of any Award Agreement).

 

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(B)                               In the event of the termination of the Plan and all Options issued hereunder pursuant to Section 3(c), each Holder of Options shall be permitted, within a specified period of time prior to the consummation of the Sale Event as determined by the Board, to exercise all such Options which are then exercisable or will become exercisable as of the effective time of the Sale Event; provided, however, that the exercise of Options not exercisable prior to the Sale Event shall be subject to the consummation of the Sale Event.

 

(C)                               Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 3(c)(i)(A), in the event of a Sale Event, the Company shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make or provide for a cash payment to the grantees holding Options in exchange for the cancellation thereof, in an amount equal to the difference between (A) the value as determined by the Board of the consideration payable per share of Stock pursuant to the Sale Event (the “Sale Price”) times the number of shares of Stock subject to outstanding Options (to the extent then vested exercisable, including by reason of acceleration in connection with such Sale Event, at prices not in excess of the Sale Price) and (B) the aggregate exercise price of all such outstanding vested Options.

 

(ii)                                  Option Shares.  Unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement, in the case of and subject to the consummation of a Sale Event, Option Shares shall be subject to the repurchase right set forth in Section 6(c)(i).

 

SECTION 4.  ELIGIBILITY

 

Grantees under the Plan will be such full or part-time officers and other employees, directors, Consultants and key persons (including prospective employees, but conditioned on their employment) of the Company and any Subsidiary who are selected from time to time by the Board in its sole discretion; provided, however, that an Incentive Stock Option may be granted only to a person who, at the time the Incentive Stock Option is granted, is an employee of the Company or any Subsidiary.

 

SECTION 5.  STOCK OPTIONS

 

The grant of a Stock Option is contingent on the grantee executing a Stock Option Award Agreement.  The terms and conditions of each such Stock Option Award Agreement shall be determined by the Board, and such terms and conditions may differ among individual Awards and grantees, all of whom must be eligible persons under Section 4 hereof.

 

Stock Options granted under the Plan may be either Incentive Stock Options or Non-Qualified Stock Options.  Incentive Stock Options may be granted only to employees of the Company or any Subsidiary that is a “subsidiary corporation” within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code.  To the extent that any Option does not qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, it shall be deemed a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

 

No Incentive Stock Option shall be granted under the Plan after the date which is ten years from the date the Plan is approved by the Board.

 

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(a)                                 Terms of Stock Options.  The Board in its discretion may grant Stock Options to eligible officers, employees, directors, Consultants and key persons of the Company or any Subsidiary.  Stock Options granted pursuant to this Section 5(a) shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, as the Board shall deem desirable.  If the Board so determines, Stock Options may be granted in lieu of cash compensation at the optionee’s election, subject to such terms and conditions as the Board may establish.

 

(i)                                     Exercise Price.  The exercise price per share for the Stock covered by a Stock Option granted pursuant to Section 5(a) shall be determined by the Board at the time of grant but shall not be less than 100 percent of the Fair Market Value on the Grant Date.  In the case of an Incentive Stock Option that is granted to a Ten Percent Owner, the option price of such Incentive Stock Option shall not be less than 110 percent of the Fair Market Value on the Grant Date.

 

(ii)                                  Option Term.  The term of each Stock Option shall be fixed by the Board, but no Stock Option shall be exercisable more than ten years after the date the Stock Option is granted.  In the case of an Incentive Stock Option that is granted to a Ten Percent Owner, the term of such Stock Option shall be no more than five years from the Grant Date.

 

(iii)                               Exercisability; Rights of a Stockholder.  Stock Options shall become exercisable and/or vested at such time or times, whether or not in installments, as shall be determined by the Board at or after the Grant Date.  The Award Agreement may permit an optionee to exercise all or a portion of a Stock Option immediately at grant; provided that the Option Shares issued upon such exercise shall be subject to restrictions and a vesting schedule identical to the vesting schedule of the related Stock Option and the optionee shall be required to enter into a restricted stock agreement and any other similar documentation required by the Company as a condition to exercise of such Stock Option.  An optionee shall have the rights of a stockholder only as to shares acquired upon the exercise of a Stock Option and not as to unexercised Stock Options.  An optionee shall not be deemed to have acquired any such shares unless and until a Stock Option shall have been exercised pursuant to the terms hereof and the optionee’s name shall have been entered on the books of the Company as a stockholder.

 

(iv)                              Method of Exercise.  Stock Options may be exercised by an optionee in whole or in part, by the optionee giving written notice of exercise to the Company, specifying the number of shares to be purchased.  Payment of the purchase price may be made by one or more of the following methods (or any combination thereof) to the extent provided in the Option Award Agreement:

 

(A)                               In cash, by certified or bank check, by wire transfer of immediately available funds, or other instrument acceptable to the Board;

 

(B)                               If permitted by the Board, by the optionee delivering to the Company a promissory note, if the Board has expressly authorized the loan of funds to the optionee for the purpose of enabling or assisting the optionee to effect the exercise of his or her Stock Option; provided, that at least so much of the exercise price as represents

 

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the par value of the Stock shall be paid other than with a promissory note if required by state law;

 

(C)                               If permitted by the Board and the Initial Public Offering has occurred (or the Stock otherwise becomes publicly-traded), through the delivery (or attestation to the ownership) of shares of Stock that have been purchased by the optionee on the open market or that are beneficially owned by the optionee and are not then subject to restrictions under any Company plan. To the extent required to avoid variable accounting treatment under FAS 123R or other applicable accounting rules, such surrendered shares if originally purchased from the Company shall have been owned by the optionee for at least six months.  Such surrendered shares shall be valued at Fair Market Value on the exercise date;

 

(D)                               If permitted by the Board and the Initial Public Offering has occurred (or the Stock otherwise becomes publicly-traded), by the optionee delivering to the Company a properly executed exercise notice together with irrevocable instructions to a broker to promptly deliver to the Company cash or a check payable and acceptable to the Company for the purchase price; provided that in the event the optionee chooses to pay the purchase price as so provided, the optionee and the broker shall comply with such procedures and enter into such agreements of indemnity and other agreements as the Board shall prescribe as a condition of such payment procedure; and

 

(E)                                If permitted by the Board, with respect to Stock Options that are not Incentive Stock Options, by a “net exercise” arrangement pursuant to which the Company will reduce the number of shares of Stock issuable upon exercise by the largest whole number of shares with a Fair Market Value that does not exceed the aggregate exercise price.

 

Payment instruments will be received subject to collection.  No certificates for shares of Stock so purchased will be issued to the optionee or, with respect to uncertificated Stock, no transfer to the optionee on the records of the Company will take place, until the Company has completed all steps required by law to be taken in connection with the issuance and sale of the shares, including without limitation (i) receipt of a representation from the optionee at the time of exercise of the Option that the optionee is purchasing the shares for the optionee’s own account and not with a view to any sale or distribution thereof, (ii) the legending of any certificate (or notation on any book entry) representing the shares to evidence the foregoing restrictions, and (iii) obtaining from optionee payment or provision for all withholding taxes due as a result of the exercise of the Option.  The delivery of certificates representing the shares of Stock (or the transfer to the optionee on the records of the Company with respect to uncertificated Stock) to be purchased pursuant to the exercise of a Stock Option will be contingent upon receipt from the optionee (or a purchaser acting in his or her stead in accordance with the provisions of the Stock Option) by the Company of the full purchase price for such shares and the fulfillment of any other requirements contained in the Option Award Agreement or applicable provisions of laws.  In the event an optionee chooses to pay the purchase price by previously-owned shares of Stock through the attestation method, the number of shares of Stock transferred to the optionee upon the exercise of the Stock Option shall be net of the number of shares attested to.

 

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(b)                                 Annual Limit on Incentive Stock Options.  To the extent required for “incentive stock option” treatment under Section 422 of the Code, the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the time of grant) of the shares of Stock with respect to which Incentive Stock Options granted under the Plan and any other plan of the Company or its parent and any Subsidiary that become exercisable for the first time by an optionee during any calendar year shall not exceed $100,000 or such other limit as may be in effect from time to time under Section 422 of the Code.  To the extent that any Stock Option exceeds this limit, it shall constitute a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

 

SECTION 6.                            TRANSFER RESTRICTIONS; COMPANY RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL; COMPANY REPURCHASE RIGHTS

 

(a)                                 Restrictions on Transfer.

 

(i)                                     Non-Transferability of Stock Options.  No Stock Option shall be transferable by the optionee otherwise than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution and all Stock Options shall be exercisable, during the optionee’s lifetime, only by the optionee, or by the optionee’s legal representative or guardian in the event of the optionee’s incapacity.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board, in its sole discretion, may provide in the Award Agreement regarding a given Stock Option that the optionee may transfer, without consideration for the transfer, his or her Non-Qualified Stock Options to members of his or her immediate family, to trusts for the benefit of such family members, or to partnerships in which such family members are the only partners, provided that the transferee agrees in writing with the Company to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Plan and the applicable Option.

 

(ii)                                  Option Shares.  No Issued Shares shall be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged, hypothecated, given away or in any other manner disposed of or encumbered, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, unless (i) such transfer is in compliance with the terms of the applicable Award Agreement, all applicable securities laws (including, without limitation, the Securities Act), and with the terms and conditions of this Section 6, (ii) such transfer does not cause the Company to become subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, and (iii) the transferee consents in writing to be bound by the provisions of the Plan, including this Section 6.  In connection with any proposed transfer, the Board may require the transferor to provide at the transferor’s own expense an opinion of counsel to the transferor, satisfactory to the Board, that such transfer is in compliance with all foreign, federal and state securities laws (including, without limitation, the Securities Act).  Any attempted disposition of Option Shares not in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Section 6 shall be null and void, and the Company shall not reflect on its records any change in record ownership of any Option Shares as a result of any such disposition, shall otherwise refuse to recognize any such disposition and shall not in any way give effect to any such disposition of Option Shares.  Subject to the foregoing general provisions, and unless otherwise provided in the applicable Award Agreement, Option Shares may be transferred pursuant to the following specific terms and conditions (provided that with respect to any transfer of Options Shares still subject to vesting as contemplated in Section 5(a)(iii), all vesting and forfeiture provisions shall continue to apply only with respect to the original recipient):

 

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(A)                               Transfers to Permitted Transferees.  The Holder may sell, assign, transfer or give away any or all of the Option Shares to Permitted Transferees; provided, however, that following such sale, assignment, or other transfer, such Option Shares shall continue to be subject to the terms of this Plan (including this Section 6) and such Permitted Transferee(s) shall, as a condition to any such transfer, deliver a written acknowledgment to that effect to the Company.

 

(B)                               Transfers Upon Death.  Upon the death of the Holder, any Option Shares then held by the Holder at the time of such death and any Option Shares acquired thereafter by the Holder’s legal representative shall be subject to the provisions of this Plan, and the Holder’s estate, executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs, legatees and distributees shall be obligated to convey such Option Shares to the Company or its assigns under the terms contemplated hereby.

 

(b)                                 Right of First Refusal.  In the event that a Holder desires at any time to sell or otherwise transfer all or any part of such Holder’s Option Shares, the Holder first shall give written notice to the Company of the Holder’s intention to make such transfer.  Such notice shall state the number of Option Shares which the Holder proposes to sell (the “Offered Shares”), the price and the terms at which the proposed sale is to be made and the name and address of the proposed transferee.  At any time within 30 days after the receipt of such notice by the Company, the Company or its assigns may elect to purchase all or any portion of the Offered Shares at the price and on the terms offered by the proposed transferee and specified in the notice.  The Company or its assigns shall exercise this right by mailing or delivering written notice to the Holder within the foregoing 30-day period.  If the Company or its assigns elect to exercise its purchase rights under this Section 6(b), the closing for such purchase shall, in any event, take place within 45 days after the receipt by the Company of the initial notice from the Holder.  In the event that the Company or its assigns do not elect to exercise such purchase right, or in the event that the Company or its assigns do not pay the full purchase price within such 45-day period, the Holder may, within 60 days thereafter, sell the Offered Shares to the proposed transferee and at the same price and on the same terms as specified in the Holder’s notice.  Any Shares purchased by such proposed transferee shall no longer be subject to the terms of the Plan.  Any Shares not sold to the proposed transferee shall remain subject to the Plan.

 

(c)                                  Company’s Right of Repurchase.

 

(i)                                     Right of Repurchase for Option Shares.  The Company or its assigns shall have the right and option upon a Repurchase Event to repurchase from a Holder of Option Shares some or all (as determined by the Company) of the Option Shares held or subsequently acquired upon exercise of a Stock Option by such Holder at the price per share specified below.  Such repurchase right may be exercised by the Company within the later of (A) six months following the date of such Repurchase Event or (B) seven months after the acquisition of such Option Shares upon exercise of a Stock Option (the “Option Shares Repurchase Period”).  The “Option Shares Repurchase Price” shall be equal to the Fair Market Value of the Option Shares, determined as of the date the Board elects to exercise its repurchase rights in connection with a Repurchase Event.

 

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(ii)                                  Procedure.  Any repurchase right of the Company shall be exercised by the Company or its assigns by giving the Holder written notice on or before the last day of the Option Shares Repurchase Period of its intention to exercise such repurchase right.  Upon such notification, the Holder shall promptly surrender to the Company, free and clear of any liens or encumbrances, any certificates representing the Shares being purchased, together with a duly executed stock power for the transfer of such Shares to the Company or the Company’s assignee or assignees.  Upon the Company’s or its assignee’s receipt of the certificates from the Holder, the Company or its assignee or assignees shall deliver to him, her or them a check for the Option Shares Repurchase Price; provided, however, that the Company may pay the Option Shares Repurchase Price by offsetting and canceling any indebtedness then owed by the Holder to the Company.

 

(d)                                 Drag Along Right.  In the event of a Drag-Along Transaction, a Holder of Option Shares, including any Permitted Transferees, shall be obligated to and shall upon the written request of the Company or the Selling Investors (as defined in the Voting Agreement):  (i) sell, transfer and deliver, or cause to be sold, transferred and delivered, to the buyer, if any, in such Drag-Along Transaction (the “Buyer”), his or her Option Shares (including for this purpose all of such Holder’s or his or her Permitted Transferee’s Option Shares that presently or as a result of any such transaction may be acquired upon the exercise of an Option (following the payment of the exercise price therefor)) on substantially the same terms applicable to the Selling Investors (with appropriate adjustments to reflect the conversion of convertible securities, the redemption of redeemable securities and the exercise of exercisable securities as well as the relative preferences and priorities of preferred stock); and (ii) execute and deliver such instruments of conveyance and transfer and take such other action, including voting such Option Shares in favor of any such Drag-Along Transaction and executing any purchase agreements, merger agreements, indemnity agreements, escrow agreements or related documents as the Company, the Selling Investors or the Buyer may reasonably require in order to carry out the terms and provisions of this Section 6(d).

 

(e)                                  Escrow Arrangement.

 

(i)                                     Escrow.  In order to carry out the provisions of Sections 6(b), (c), and (d) of this Agreement more effectively, the Company shall hold any Option Shares in escrow together with separate stock powers executed by the Holder in blank for transfer, and any Permitted Transferee shall, as an additional condition to any transfer of Option Shares, execute a like stock power as to such Option Shares.  The Company shall not dispose of the Option Shares except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.  In the event of any repurchase by the Company (or any of its assigns), the Company is hereby authorized by the Holder and any Permitted Transferee, as the Holder’s and each such Permitted Transferee’s attorney-in-fact, to date and complete the stock powers necessary for the transfer of the Option Shares being purchased and to transfer such Option Shares in accordance with the terms hereof.  At such time as any Option Shares are no longer subject to the Company’s repurchase, first refusal and drag along rights, the Company shall, at the written request of the Holder, deliver to the Holder (or the relevant Permitted Transferee) a certificate representing such Option Shares with the balance of the Option Shares to be held in escrow pursuant to this Section 6(e).

 

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(ii)                                  Remedy.  Without limitation of any other provision of this Agreement or other rights, in the event that a Holder, any Permitted Transferees or any other Person is required to sell a Holder’s Option Shares pursuant to the provisions of Sections 6(b), (c), or (d) hereof and in the further event that he or she refuses or for any reason fails to deliver to the Company or its designated purchaser of such Option Shares the certificate or certificates evidencing such Option Shares together with a related stock power, the Company or such designated purchaser may deposit the applicable purchase price for such Option Shares with a bank designated by the Company, or with the Company’s independent public accounting firm, as agent or trustee, or in escrow, for such Holder, any Permitted Transferees or other Person, to be held by such bank or accounting firm for the benefit of and for delivery to him, her, them or it, and/or, in its discretion, pay such purchase price by offsetting any indebtedness then owed by such Holder as provided above.  Upon any such deposit and/or offset by the Company or its designated purchaser of such amount and upon notice to the Person who was required to sell the Option Shares to be sold pursuant to the provisions of Sections 6(b), (c), or (d), such Option Shares shall at such time be deemed to have been sold, assigned, transferred and conveyed to such purchaser, such Holder shall have no further rights thereto (other than the right to withdraw the payment thereof held in escrow, if applicable), and the Company shall record such transfer in its stock transfer book or in any appropriate manner.

 

(f)                                   Lockup Provision.  A Holder agrees, if requested by the Company and any underwriter engaged by the Company, not to sell or otherwise transfer or dispose of any Option Shares (including, without limitation, pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act) held by him or her for such period following the effective date of any registration statement of the Company filed under the Securities Act as the Company or such underwriter shall specify reasonably and in good faith.

 

(g)                                  Adjustments for Changes in Capital Structure.  If, as a result of any reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar change in the Common Stock, the outstanding shares of Common Stock are increased or decreased or are exchanged for a different number or kind of shares of the Company’s Stock, the restrictions contained in this Section 6 shall apply with equal force to additional and/or substitute securities, if any, received by Holder in exchange for, or by virtue of his or her ownership of, Option Shares.

 

(h)                                 Termination.  The terms and provisions of Section 6(b), Section 6(c) and Section 6(d) shall terminate upon the closing of the Company’s Initial Public Offering or upon consummation of any Sale Event, in either case as a result of which shares of the Company (or a successor entity) of the same class as the Option Shares are registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act and publicly-traded on NASDAQ or any national security exchange.

 

SECTION 7.  TAX WITHHOLDING

 

(a)                                 Payment by Grantee.  Each grantee shall, no later than the date as of which the value of an Award or of any Stock or other amounts received thereunder first becomes includable in the gross income of the grantee for Federal income tax purposes, pay to the Company, or make arrangements satisfactory to the Board regarding payment of, any Federal, state, or local taxes of any kind required by law to be withheld by the Company with respect to

 

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such income.  The Company and any Subsidiary shall, to the extent permitted by law, have the right to deduct any such taxes from any payment of any kind otherwise due to the grantee.  The Company’s obligation to deliver stock certificates (or evidence of book entry) to any grantee is subject to and conditioned on any such tax withholding obligations being satisfied by the grantee.

 

(b)                                 Payment in Stock.  Subject to approval by the Board, a grantee may elect to have the Company’s minimum required tax withholding obligation satisfied, in whole or in part, by authorizing the Company to withhold from shares of Stock to be issued pursuant to any Award a number of shares with an aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date the withholding is effected) that would satisfy the minimum withholding amount due.

 

SECTION 8.  SECTION 409A AWARDS.

 

To the extent that any Award is determined to constitute “nonqualified deferred compensation” within the meaning of Section 409A (a “409A Award”), the Award shall be subject to such additional rules and requirements as specified by the Board from time to time in order to comply with Section 409A.  In this regard, if any amount under a 409A Award is payable upon a “separation from service” (within the meaning of Section 409A) to a grantee who is considered a “specified employee” (within the meaning of Section 409A), then no such payment shall be made prior to the date that is the earlier of (i) six months and one day after the grantee’s separation from service, or (ii) the grantee’s death, but only to the extent such delay is necessary to prevent such payment from being subject to interest, penalties and/or additional tax imposed pursuant to Section 409A.

 

SECTION 9.  TRANSFER, LEAVE OF ABSENCE, ETC.

 

For purposes of the Plan, the following events shall not be deemed a termination of a Service Relationship:

 

(a)                                 a transfer to the employment of the Company from a Subsidiary or from the Company to a Subsidiary, or from one Subsidiary to another; or

 

(b)                                 an approved leave of absence for military service or sickness, or for any other purpose approved by the Company, if the employee’s right to re-employment is guaranteed either by a statute or by contract or under the policy pursuant to which the leave of absence was granted or if the Board otherwise so provides in writing.

 

SECTION 10.  AMENDMENTS AND TERMINATION

 

The Board may, at any time, amend or discontinue the Plan and the Board may, at any time, amend or cancel any outstanding Award (or provide substitute Awards at the same or a reduced exercise or purchase price or with no exercise or purchase price in a manner not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan; provided, that such price, if any, must satisfy the requirements which would apply to the substitute or amended Award if it were then initially granted under the Plan for the purpose of satisfying changes in law or for any other lawful purpose), but no such action shall adversely affect rights under any outstanding Award without the consent of the holder of the Award.  The Board may exercise its discretion to reduce the

 

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exercise price of outstanding Stock Options or effect repricing through cancellation of outstanding Awards and by granting such holders new Awards in replacement of the cancelled Awards.  To the extent determined by the Board to be required either by the Code to ensure that Incentive Stock Options granted under the Plan are qualified under Section 422 of the Code or otherwise, Plan amendments shall be subject to approval by the Company stockholders entitled to vote at a meeting of stockholders.  Nothing in this Section 10 shall limit the Board’s or Board’s authority to take any action permitted pursuant to Section 3(c).

 

SECTION 11.  STATUS OF PLAN

 

With respect to the portion of any Award that has not been exercised and any payments in cash, Stock or other consideration not received by a grantee, a grantee shall have no rights greater than those of a general creditor of the Company unless the Board shall otherwise expressly so determine in connection with any Award or Awards.  In its sole discretion, the Board may authorize the creation of trusts or other arrangements to meet the Company’s obligations to deliver Stock or make payments with respect to Awards hereunder; provided, that the existence of such trusts or other arrangements is consistent with the foregoing sentence.

 

SECTION 12.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

(a)                                 No Distribution; Compliance with Legal Requirements.  The Board may require each person acquiring Stock pursuant to an Award to represent to and agree with the Company in writing that such person is acquiring the shares of Stock without a view to distribution thereof.  No shares of Stock shall be issued pursuant to an Award until all applicable securities law and other legal and stock exchange or similar requirements have been satisfied.  The Board may require the placing of such stop-orders and restrictive legends on certificates for Stock and Awards as it deems appropriate.

 

(b)                                 Delivery of Stock Certificates.  Stock certificates to grantees under the Plan shall be deemed delivered for all purposes when the Company or a stock transfer agent of the Company shall have mailed such certificates in the United States mail, addressed to the grantee, at the grantee’s last known address on file with the Company.  Uncertificated Stock shall be deemed delivered for all purposes when the Company or a Stock transfer agent of the Company shall have given to the grantee by electronic mail (with proof of receipt) or by United States mail, addressed to the grantee, at the grantee’s last known address on file with the Company, notice of issuance and recorded the issuance in its records (which may include electronic “book entry” records).

 

(c)                                  Other Compensation Arrangements; No Employment RightsNothing contained in the Plan shall prevent the Board from adopting other or additional compensation arrangements, including trusts, and such arrangements may be either generally applicable or applicable only in specific cases.  The adoption of the Plan and the grant of Awards do not confer upon any employee any right to continued employment or Service Relationship with the Company or any Subsidiary.

 

(d)                                 Trading Policy Restrictions.  Option exercises and other Awards under the Plan shall be subject to such Company’s insider trading policy-related restrictions, terms and

 

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conditions as may be established by the Board, or in accordance with policies set by the Board, from time to time.

 

(e)                                  Designation of Beneficiary.  Each grantee to whom an Award has been made under the Plan may designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries to exercise any Award on or after the grantee’s death or receive any payment under any Award payable on or after the grantee’s death.  Any such designation shall be on a form provided for that purpose by the Board and shall not be effective until received by the Board.  If no beneficiary has been designated by a deceased grantee, or if the designated beneficiaries have predeceased the grantee, the beneficiary shall be the grantee’s estate.

 

(f)                                   Legend.  Any certificate(s) representing the Option Shares shall carry substantially the following legend (and with respect to uncertificated Stock, the book entries evidencing such shares shall contain the following notation):

 

The transferability of this certificate and the shares of stock represented hereby are subject to the restrictions, terms and conditions (including repurchase and restrictions against transfers) contained in the Omthera Pharmaceuticals 2010 Stock Option Plan and any agreement entered into thereunder by and between the company and the holder of this certificate (a copy of which is available at the offices of the company for examination).

 

SECTION 13.  EFFECTIVE DATE OF PLAN

 

The Plan shall become effective upon approval of stockholders in accordance with applicable state law, and the Company’s articles of incorporation and bylaws.  Subject to such approval by the stockholders and to the requirement that no Stock Option or other Award may be issued hereunder prior to such approval, Stock Options and other Awards may be granted hereunder on and after adoption of the Plan by the Board.  No grants of Stock Options and other Awards may be made hereunder after the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date and no grants of Incentive Stock Options may be made hereunder after the tenth anniversary of the date the Plan is approved by the Board.

 

SECTION 14.  GOVERNING LAW

 

This Plan, all Awards and any controversy arising out of or relating to this Plan and all Awards shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as to matters within the scope thereof, and as to all other matters shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law principles that would result in the application of any law other than the law of the State of New York.

 

DATE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

April 4, 2010

 

 

DATE APPROVED BY THE STOCKHOLDERS:

April 11, 2010

 

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AMENDMENT NO. 1

TO

OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

2010 STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

The Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) is hereby amended by the Board of Directors and stockholders of Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), as follows:

 

Section 3(a) of the Plan is amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

 

“a.                                Stock Issuable.  The maximum number of shares of Stock reserved and available for issuance under the Plan shall be 1,108,000 shares, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3(b). For purposes of this limitation, the shares of Stock underlying any Awards that are forfeited, canceled, withheld upon exercise of an Option or settlement of an Award to cover the exercise price or tax withholding, reacquired by the Company prior to vesting, satisfied without the issuance of Stock or otherwise terminated (other than by exercise), in each case shall be added back to the shares of Stock available for issuance under the Plan. Subject to such overall limitations, shares of Stock may be issued up to such maximum number pursuant to any type or types of Award. The shares available for issuance under the Plan may be authorized but unissued shares of Stock or shares of Stock reacquired by the Company.”

 



 

AMENDMENT NO. 2

TO

OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

2010 STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

The Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) is hereby amended by the Board of Directors and stockholders of Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), as follows:

 

Section 3(a) of the Plan is amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

 

“a.                                Stock Issuable.  The maximum number of shares of Stock reserved and available for issuance under the Plan shall be 1,658,000 shares, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3(b). For purposes of this limitation, the shares of Stock underlying any Awards that are forfeited, canceled, withheld upon exercise of an Option or settlement of an Award to cover the exercise price or tax withholding, reacquired by the Company prior to vesting, satisfied without the issuance of Stock or otherwise terminated (other than by exercise), in each case shall be added back to the shares of Stock available for issuance under the Plan. Subject to such overall limitations, shares of Stock may be issued up to such maximum number pursuant to any type or types of Award. The shares available for issuance under the Plan may be authorized but unissued shares of Stock or shares of Stock reacquired by the Company.”

 



 

INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
UNDER THE OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
2010 STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

Name of Optionee:

 

(the “Optionee”)

 

 

 

No. of Underlying Shares:

Shares of Common Stock

 

 

 

Grant Date:

 

 

 

 

 

Vesting Commencement Date:

 

(the “Vesting Commencement Date”)

 

 

 

Expiration Date:

 

(the “Expiration Date”)

 

 

 

Option Exercise Price/Share:

$

(the “Option Exercise Price”)

 

Pursuant to the Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”), Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with any successor thereto, the “Company”), hereby grants to the Optionee, who is an employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, an option (the “Stock Option”) to purchase on or prior to the Expiration Date, or such earlier date as is specified herein, all or any part of the number of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), of the Company indicated above (the “Underlying Shares,” and such shares once issued shall be referred to as the “Option Shares”), at the Option Exercise Price per share, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Incentive Stock Option Agreement (this “Agreement”) and in the Plan.  This Stock Option is intended to qualify as an “incentive stock option” as defined in Section 422(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (the “Code”).  To the extent that any portion of the Stock Option does not so qualify, it shall be deemed a non-qualified stock option.

 

All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings set forth in the Plan.

 

1.                                      Vesting, Exercisability and Termination.

 

(a)                                 No portion of this Stock Option may be exercised until such portion shall have vested and become exercisable.

 

(b)                                 Except as set forth below, and subject to the determination of the Board in its sole discretion to accelerate the vesting schedule hereunder, this Stock Option shall be vested and exercisable with respect to the Underlying Shares on the respective dates indicated below:

 

(i)                                     All Underlying Shares shall initially be unvested and unexercisable.

 



 

(ii)                                  25%  of the Underlying Shares shall vest and become exercisable on the first anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date; provided that the Optionee continues to have a Service Relationship with the Company at such time.

 

(iii)                               Thereafter, the remaining 75%  of the Underlying Shares shall vest and become exercisable in 36 equal monthly installments at the end of each month following the first anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date, provided the Optionee continues to have a Service Relationship with the Company at such time.

 

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary in the case of a Sale Event, this Stock Option shall be treated as provided in Section 3(c) of the Plan.

 

(c)                                  Termination.  Except as may otherwise be provided by the Board, if the Optionee’s Service Relationship is terminated, the period within which to exercise this Stock Option will be subject to earlier termination as set forth below (and if not exercised within such period, shall thereafter terminate subject, in each case to Section 3(c) of the Plan):

 

(i)                                     Termination Due to Death or Disability.  If the Optionee’s Service Relationship terminates by reason of such Optionee’s death or disability (as defined in Section 422(c) of the Code), this Stock Option may be exercised, to the extent exercisable on the date of such termination, by the Optionee, the Optionee’s legal representative or legatee for a period of 12 months from the date of death or disability or until the Expiration Date, if earlier.

 

(ii)                                  Other Termination.  If the Optionee’s Service Relationship terminates for any reason other than death or disability (as defined in Section 422(c) of the Code), and unless otherwise determined by the Board, this Stock Option may be exercised, to the extent exercisable on the date of termination, for a period of 90 days from the date of termination or until the Expiration Date or other termination date, if earlier; provided however, if the Optionee’s Service Relationship is terminated for Cause, this Stock Option shall terminate immediately upon the date of such termination.

 

For purposes hereof, the Board’s determination of the reason for termination of the Optionee’s Service Relationship shall be conclusive and binding on the Optionee and his or her representatives or legatees.  Any portion of this Stock Option that is not exercisable on the date of termination of the Service Relationship shall terminate immediately and be null and void.

 

(d)                                 It is understood and intended that this Stock Option is intended to qualify as an “incentive stock option” as defined in Section 422 of the Code to the extent permitted under applicable law.  Accordingly, the Optionee understands that in order to obtain the benefits of an incentive stock option under Section 422 of the Code, no sale or other disposition may be made of Option Shares for which incentive stock option treatment is desired within the one-year period beginning on the day after the day of the transfer of such Option Shares to him or her, nor within the two-year period beginning on the day after Grant Date of this Stock Option and further that this Stock Option must be exercised within 90 days after termination of employment as an employee (or 12 months in the case of death or disability) to qualify as an incentive stock option.  If the Optionee disposes (whether by sale, gift, transfer or otherwise) of any such Option

 

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Shares within either of these periods, he or she will notify the Company within 30 days after such disposition.  The Optionee also agrees to provide the Company with any information concerning any such dispositions required by the Company for tax purposes.  Further, to the extent the Underlying Shares and any other incentive stock options of the Optionee having an aggregate Fair Market Value in excess of $100,000 (determined as of the Grant Date) first become exercisable in any year, such options will not qualify as incentive stock options.

 

2.                                      Exercise of Stock Option.

 

(a)                                 The Optionee may exercise this Stock Option only in the following manner:  Prior to the Expiration Date, the Optionee may deliver a Stock Option exercise notice (an “Exercise Notice”) in the form of Appendix A hereto indicating his or her election to purchase some or all of the Underlying Shares with respect to which this Stock Option is exercisable at the time of such notice.  Such notice shall specify the number of Underlying Shares to be purchased.  Payment of the purchase price may be made by one or more of the methods described in Section 5(a)(iv) of the Plan, subject to the limitations contained in such Section of the Plan (and in any subsections thereof), including the requirement that the Board specifically approve in advance certain payment methods.

 

(b)                                 Notwithstanding any other provision hereof or of the Plan, no portion of this Stock Option shall be exercisable after the Expiration Date.

 

3.                                      Incorporation of Plan.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, this Stock Option shall be subject to and governed by all the terms and conditions of the Plan.

 

4.                                      Transferability of Stock Option.  This Agreement is personal to the Optionee and is not transferable by the Optionee in any manner other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution.  The Stock Option may be exercised during the Optionee’s lifetime only by the Optionee (or by the Optionee’s guardian or personal representative in the event of the Optionee’s incapacity).  The Optionee may elect to designate a beneficiary by providing written notice of the name of such beneficiary to the Company, and may revoke or change such designation at any time by filing written notice of revocation or change with the Company; such beneficiary may exercise the Optionee’s Stock Option in the event of the Optionee’s death to the extent provided herein.  If the Optionee does not designate a beneficiary, or if the designated beneficiary predeceases the Optionee, the legal representative of the Optionee may exercise this Stock Option to the extent provided herein in the event of the Optionee’s death.

 

5.                                      Restrictions on Transfer of Option Shares.  The Option Shares acquired upon exercise of the Stock Option shall be subject to certain transfer restrictions and other limitations including, without limitation, the provisions contained in Section 6 of the Plan.

 

6.                                      Additional Agreements.

 

(a)                                 ROFR and Co-Sale Agreement.  If the exercise of this Stock Option, taking into account all shares of Common Stock, options and other purchase rights held by the Optionee, would result in Optionee’s holding shares of capital stock of the Company collectively constituting one percent (1%) or more of the Company’s then outstanding Common Stock (treating for this purpose all shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of or conversion of

 

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outstanding options, warrants or convertible securities, as if exercised or converted), Optionee agrees, as a condition to the Company’s issuance to Optionee of this Stock Option, to execute a counterpart signature page to that certain Right of First Refusal and Co-Sale Agreement, dated November 13, 2009, by and among the Company and the stockholders listed as parties thereto, as the same may be amended and/or restated from time to time (the “ROFR/Co-Sale Agreement”) as a Key Holder (as such term is defined in the ROFR/Co-Sale Agreement), and Optionee shall thereby be bound by, and subject to, all of the terms and provisions of the ROFR/Co-Sale Agreement applicable to a Key Holder.

 

(b)                                 Voting Agreement.  Optionee agrees, as a condition to the Company’s issuance to Optionee of any Option Shares upon the exercise of this Stock Option, to become a party to that certain Voting Agreement dated November 13, 2009, by and among the Company and the stockholders listed as parties thereto, as the same may be amended and/or restated from time to time (the “Voting Agreement”) by executing an Adoption Agreement in the form attached to the Voting Agreement as Exhibit A, agreeing to be bound by and subject to the terms of the Voting Agreement as a Stockholder (as that term is defined in the Voting Agreement) for all purposes thereunder.

 

(c)                                  Drag-Along Right.  Optionee agrees that in the event of a Drag-Along Transaction, if Optionee (including any of Optionee’s Permitted Transferees) then holds any Issued Shares, Optionee and such Permitted Transferees shall be obligated to and shall upon the written request of the Company or the Selling Investors (as defined in the Voting Agreement): (i) sell, transfer and deliver, or cause to be sold, transferred and delivered, to the buyer, if any, in such Drag-Along Transaction (the “Buyer”), his or her Issued Shares (including for this purpose all of Optionee’s or his or her Permitted Transferee’s Issued Shares that presently or as a result of any such transaction may be acquired upon the exercise of an Option (following the payment of the exercise price therefor)) on substantially the same terms applicable to the Selling Investors (with appropriate adjustments to reflect the conversion of convertible securities, the redemption of redeemable securities and the exercise of exercisable securities as well as the relative preferences and priorities of preferred stock); and (ii) execute and deliver such instruments of conveyance and transfer and take such other action, including voting such Issued Shares in favor of any such Drag-Along Transaction and executing any purchase agreements, merger agreements, indemnity agreements, escrow agreements or related documents as the Company, the Selling Investors or the Buyer may reasonably require in order to carry out the terms and provisions of this Section 6(c).

 

7.                                      Miscellaneous Provisions.

 

(a)                                 Equitable Relief.  The parties hereto agree and declare that legal remedies may be inadequate to enforce the provisions of this Agreement and that equitable relief, including specific performance and injunctive relief, may be used to enforce the provisions of this Agreement.

 

(b)                                 Adjustments for Changes in Capital Structure.  If, as a result of any reorganization, recapitalization, reincorporation, reclassification, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar change in the Common Stock, the outstanding shares of Common Stock are increased or decreased or are exchanged for a different number or kind of

 

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shares of the Company’s stock, the restrictions contained in this Agreement shall apply with equal force to additional and/or substitute securities, if any, received by the Optionee in exchange for, or by virtue of his or her ownership of, Option Shares.

 

(c)                                  Change and Modifications.  This Agreement may not be orally changed, modified or terminated, nor shall any oral waiver of any of its terms be effective.  This Agreement may be changed, modified or terminated only by an agreement in writing signed by the Company and the Optionee.

 

(d)                                 Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as to matters within the scope hereof, and as to all other matters shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law principles that would result in the application of any law other than the law of the State of New York.

 

(e)                                  Headings.  The headings are intended only for convenience in finding the subject matter and do not constitute part of the text of this Agreement and shall not be considered in the interpretation of this Agreement.

 

(f)                                   Saving Clause.  If any provision(s) of this Agreement shall be determined to be illegal or unenforceable, such determination shall in no manner affect the legality or enforceability of any other provision hereof.

 

(g)                                  Notices.  All notices, requests, consents and other communications shall be in writing and be deemed given when delivered personally, by e-mail or facsimile transmission or when received if mailed by first class registered or certified mail, postage prepaid.  Notices to the Company or the Optionee shall be addressed as set forth underneath their signatures below, or to such other address or addresses as may have been furnished by such party in writing to the other.

 

(h)                                 Benefit and Binding Effect.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, their respective successors, permitted assigns, and legal representatives.  The Company has the right to assign this Agreement, and such assignee shall become entitled to all the rights of the Company hereunder to the extent of such assignment.

 

(i)                                     Counterparts.  For the convenience of the parties and to facilitate execution, this Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which shall constitute one and the same document.

 

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The foregoing Agreement is hereby accepted and the terms and conditions thereof hereby agreed to by the undersigned as of the date first above written.

 

 

OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The undersigned hereby acknowledges receiving and reviewing a copy of the Plan, including, without limitation, Section 6 thereof, and understands that the Stock Option granted hereby is subject to the terms of the Plan and of this Agreement.  This Agreement is hereby accepted, and the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, are hereby agreed to, by the undersigned as of the date first above written.

 

 

OPTIONEE:

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

[SPOUSE’S CONSENT(1)

 

I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Incentive Stock Option Agreement and understand the contents thereof.

 

 

 

 

 

]

 

 


(1)  A spouse’s consent is required only if the Optionee’s state of residence is one of the following community property states:  Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

 



 

 

DESIGNATED BENEFICIARY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficiary’s Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Appendix A

 

STOCK OPTION EXERCISE NOTICE

 

Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Attention: [                                        ]

 

 

 

Pursuant to the terms of the stock option agreement between the undersigned and Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) dated                      (the “Agreement”) under the Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010 Stock Option Plan, I, [Insert Name]                                 , hereby [Circle One] partially/fully exercise such option by including herein payment in the amount of $             representing the purchase price for [Fill in number of Underlying Shares]                Underlying Shares.  I have chosen the following form(s) of payment:

 

[ ]                                     1.                                       Cash

[ ]                                     2.                                       Certified or bank check payable to Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

[ ]                                     3.                                       Other (as referenced in the Agreement and described in the Plan (please describe))

.

 

In connection with my exercise of the option as set forth above, I hereby represent and warrant to the Company as follows:

 

(i)                                     I am purchasing the Underlying Shares for my own account for investment only, and not for resale or with a view to the distribution thereof.

 

(ii)                                  I have had such an opportunity as I have deemed adequate to obtain from the Company such information as is necessary to permit me to evaluate the merits and risks of my investment in the Company and have consulted with my own advisers with respect to my investment in the Company.

 

(iii)                               I have sufficient experience in business, financial and investment matters to be able to evaluate the risks involved in the purchase of the Underlying Shares and to make an informed investment decision with respect to such purchase.

 

(iv)                              I can afford a complete loss of the value of the Option Shares and am able to bear the economic risk of holding such Option Shares for an indefinite period of time.

 

(v)                                 I understand that the Option Shares may not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (it being understood that the Option Shares are being issued and sold in reliance on the exemption provided in Rule 701 thereunder) or any applicable state securities or “blue sky” laws and may not be sold or otherwise transferred or disposed of in the absence of an effective registration statement under the Securities Act

 



 

of 1933 and under any applicable state securities or “blue sky” laws (or exemptions from the registration requirement thereof).  I further acknowledge that certificates representing Option Shares will bear restrictive legends reflecting the foregoing and/or that book entries for uncertificated Option Shares will include similar restrictive notations.

 

 

Sincerely yours,

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
UNDER THE OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
2010 STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

Name of Optionee:

 

(the “Optionee”)

 

 

 

No. of Underlying Shares:

Shares of Common Stock

 

 

 

Grant Date:

 

 

 

 

 

Vesting Commencement Date:

 

(the “Vesting Commencement Date”)

 

 

 

Expiration Date:

 

(the “Expiration Date”)

 

 

 

Option Exercise Price/Share:

$

(the “Option Exercise Price”)

 

Pursuant to the Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”), Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with any successor thereto, the “Company”), hereby grants to the Optionee, who is an officer, employee, director, Consultant or other key person of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, an option (the “Stock Option”) to purchase on or prior to the Expiration Date, or such earlier date as is specified herein, all or any part of the number of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”), of the Company indicated above (the “Underlying Shares,” and such shares once issued shall be referred to as the “Option Shares”), at the Option Exercise Price per share, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (this “Agreement”) and in the Plan.  This Stock Option is not intended to qualify as an “incentive stock option” as defined in Section 422(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (the “Code”).

 

All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings set forth in the Plan.

 

1.                                       Vesting, Exercisability and Termination.

 

(a)                                  No portion of this Stock Option may be exercised until such portion shall have vested and become exercisable.

 

(b)                                 Except as set forth below, and subject to the determination of the Board in its sole discretion to accelerate the vesting schedule hereunder, this Stock Option shall be vested and exercisable with respect to the Underlying Shares on the respective dates indicated below:

 

(i)                                     All Underlying Shares shall initially be unvested and unexercisable.

 



 

(ii)                                  25% of the Underlying Shares shall vest and become exercisable on the first anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date; provided that the Optionee continues to have a Service Relationship with the Company at such time.

 

(iii)                               Thereafter, the remaining 75% of the Underlying Shares shall vest and become exercisable in 36 equal monthly installments at the end of each month following the first anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date, provided the Optionee continues to have a Service Relationship with the Company at such time.

 

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary in the case of a Sale Event, this Stock Option shall be treated as provided in Section 3(c) of the Plan.

 

(c)                                  Termination.  Except as may otherwise be provided by the Board, if the Optionee’s Service Relationship is terminated, the period within which to exercise this Stock Option will be subject to earlier termination as set forth below (and if not exercised within such period, shall thereafter terminate subject, in each case to Section 3(c) of the Plan):

 

(i)                                     Termination Due to Death or Disability.  If the Optionee’s Service Relationship terminates by reason of such Optionee’s death or disability (as defined in Section 422(c) of the Code), this Stock Option may be exercised, to the extent exercisable on the date of such termination, by the Optionee, the Optionee’s legal representative or legatee for a period of 12 months from the date of death or disability or until the Expiration Date, if earlier.

 

(ii)                                  Other Termination.  If the Optionee’s Service Relationship terminates for any reason other than death or disability (as defined in Section 422(c) of the Code), and unless otherwise determined by the Board, this Stock Option may be exercised, to the extent exercisable on the date of termination, for a period of 90 days from the date of termination or until the Expiration Date or other termination date, if earlier; provided however, if the Optionee’s Service Relationship is terminated for Cause, this Stock Option shall terminate immediately upon the date of such termination.

 

For purposes hereof, the Board’s determination of the reason for termination of the Optionee’s Service Relationship shall be conclusive and binding on the Optionee and his or her representatives or legatees and any Permitted Transferee.  Any portion of this Stock Option that is not exercisable on the date of termination of the Service Relationship shall terminate immediately and be null and void.

 

2.                                       Exercise of Stock Option.

 

(a)                                  The Optionee may exercise this Stock Option only in the following manner:  Prior to the Expiration Date, the Optionee may deliver a Stock Option exercise notice (an “Exercise Notice”) in the form of Appendix A hereto indicating his or her election to purchase some or all of the Underlying Shares with respect to which this Stock Option is exercisable at the time of such notice.  Such notice shall specify the number of Underlying Shares to be purchased.  Payment of the purchase price may be made by one or more of the methods described in Section 5(a)(iv) of the Plan, subject to the limitations contained in such

 

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Section of the Plan (and in any subsections thereof), including the requirement that the Board specifically approve in advance certain payment methods.

 

(b)                                 Notwithstanding any other provision hereof or of the Plan, no portion of this Stock Option shall be exercisable after the Expiration Date.

 

3.                                       Incorporation of Plan.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, this Stock Option shall be subject to and governed by all the terms and conditions of the Plan.

 

4.                                       Transferability of Stock Option.  This Agreement is personal to the Optionee and is not transferable by the Optionee in any manner other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution.  The Stock Option may be exercised during the Optionee’s lifetime only by the Optionee (or by the Optionee’s guardian or personal representative in the event of the Optionee’s incapacity).  The Optionee may elect to designate a beneficiary by providing written notice of the name of such beneficiary to the Company, and may revoke or change such designation at any time by filing written notice of revocation or change with the Company; such beneficiary may exercise the Optionee’s Stock Option in the event of the Optionee’s death to the extent provided herein.  If the Optionee does not designate a beneficiary, or if the designated beneficiary predeceases the Optionee, the legal representative of the Optionee may exercise this Stock Option to the extent provided herein in the event of the Optionee’s death.

 

5.                                       Restrictions on Transfer of Option Shares.  The Option Shares acquired upon exercise of the Stock Option shall be subject to certain transfer restrictions and other limitations including, without limitation, the provisions contained in Section 6 of the Plan.

 

6.                                       Additional Agreements.

 

(a)                                  ROFR and Co-Sale Agreement.  If the exercise of this Stock Option, taking into account all shares of Common Stock, options and other purchase rights held by the Optionee, would result in Optionee’s holding shares of capital stock of the Company collectively constituting one percent (1%) or more of the Company’s then outstanding Common Stock (treating for this purpose all shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of or conversion of outstanding options, warrants or convertible securities, as if exercised or converted), Optionee agrees, as a condition to the Company’s issuance to Optionee of this Stock Option, to execute a counterpart signature page to that certain Right of First Refusal and Co-Sale Agreement, dated November 13, 2009, by and among the Company and the stockholders listed as parties thereto, as the same may be amended and/or restated from time to time (the “ROFR/Co-Sale Agreement”) as a Key Holder (as such term is defined in the ROFR/Co-Sale Agreement), and Optionee shall thereby be bound by, and subject to, all of the terms and provisions of the ROFR/Co-Sale Agreement applicable to a Key Holder.

 

(b)                                 Voting Agreement.  Optionee agrees, as a condition to the Company’s issuance to Optionee of any Option Shares upon the exercise of this Stock Option, to become a party to that certain Voting Agreement dated November 13, 2009, by and among the Company and the stockholders listed as parties thereto, as the same may be amended and/or restated from time to time (the “Voting Agreement”) by executing an Adoption Agreement in the form attached to the Voting Agreement as Exhibit A, agreeing to be bound by and subject to the terms

 

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of the Voting Agreement as a Stockholder (as that term is defined in the Voting Agreement) for all purposes thereunder.

 

(c)                                  Drag-Along Right.  Optionee agrees that in the event of a Drag-Along Transaction, if Optionee (including any of Optionee’s Permitted Transferees) then holds any Issued Shares, Optionee and such Permitted Transferees shall be obligated to and shall upon the written request of the Company or the Selling Investors (as defined in the Voting Agreement): (i) sell, transfer and deliver, or cause to be sold, transferred and delivered, to the buyer, if any, in such Drag-Along Transaction (the “Buyer”), his or her Issued Shares (including for this purpose all of Optionee’s or his or her Permitted Transferee’s Issued Shares that presently or as a result of any such transaction may be acquired upon the exercise of an Option (following the payment of the exercise price therefor)) on substantially the same terms applicable to the Selling Investors (with appropriate adjustments to reflect the conversion of convertible securities, the redemption of redeemable securities and the exercise of exercisable securities as well as the relative preferences and priorities of preferred stock); and (ii) execute and deliver such instruments of conveyance and transfer and take such other action, including voting such Issued Shares in favor of any such Drag-Along Transaction and executing any purchase agreements, merger agreements, indemnity agreements, escrow agreements or related documents as the Company, the Selling Investors or the Buyer may reasonably require in order to carry out the terms and provisions of this Section 6(c).

 

7.                                       Miscellaneous Provisions.

 

(a)                                  Equitable Relief.  The parties hereto agree and declare that legal remedies may be inadequate to enforce the provisions of this Agreement and that equitable relief, including specific performance and injunctive relief, may be used to enforce the provisions of this Agreement.

 

(b)                                 Adjustments for Changes in Capital Structure.  If, as a result of any reorganization, recapitalization, reincorporation, reclassification, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar change in the Common Stock, the outstanding shares of Common Stock are increased or decreased or are exchanged for a different number or kind of shares of the Company’s stock, the restrictions contained in this Agreement shall apply with equal force to additional and/or substitute securities, if any, received by the Optionee in exchange for, or by virtue of his or her ownership of, Option Shares.

 

(c)                                  Change and Modifications.  This Agreement may not be orally changed, modified or terminated, nor shall any oral waiver of any of its terms be effective.  This Agreement may be changed, modified or terminated only by an agreement in writing signed by the Company and the Optionee.

 

(d)                                 Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as to matters within the scope hereof, and as to all other matters shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law principles that would result in the application of any law other than the law of the State of New York.

 

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(e)                                  Headings.  The headings are intended only for convenience in finding the subject matter and do not constitute part of the text of this Agreement and shall not be considered in the interpretation of this Agreement.

 

(f)                                    Saving Clause.  If any provision(s) of this Agreement shall be determined to be illegal or unenforceable, such determination shall in no manner affect the legality or enforceability of any other provision hereof.

 

(g)                                 Notices.  All notices, requests, consents and other communications shall be in writing and be deemed given when delivered personally, by e-mail or facsimile transmission or when received if mailed by first class registered or certified mail, postage prepaid.  Notices to the Company or the Optionee shall be addressed as set forth underneath their signatures below, or to such other address or addresses as may have been furnished by such party in writing to the other.

 

(h)                                 Benefit and Binding Effect.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, their respective successors, permitted assigns, and legal representatives.  The Company has the right to assign this Agreement, and such assignee shall become entitled to all the rights of the Company hereunder to the extent of such assignment.

 

(i)                                     Counterparts.  For the convenience of the parties and to facilitate execution, this Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which shall constitute one and the same document.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS]

 

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The foregoing Agreement is hereby accepted and the terms and conditions thereof hereby agreed to by the undersigned as of the date first above written.

 

 

OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The undersigned hereby acknowledges receiving and reviewing a copy of the Plan, including, without limitation, Section 6 thereof, and understands that the Stock Option granted hereby is subject to the terms of the Plan and of this Agreement.  This Agreement is hereby accepted, and the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, are hereby agreed to, by the undersigned as of the date first above written.

 

 

OPTIONEE:

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

[SPOUSE’S CONSENT(1)

 

I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement and understand the contents thereof.

 

 

 

 

 

]

 

 


(1)  A spouse’s consent is required only if the Optionee’s state of residence is one of the following community property states:  Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

 



 

 

DESIGNATED BENEFICIARY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficiary’s Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Appendix A

 

STOCK OPTION EXERCISE NOTICE

 

Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Attention: [                                        ]

 

 

 

Pursuant to the terms of the stock option agreement between the undersigned and Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) dated                      (the “Agreement”) under the Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010 Stock Option Plan, I, [Insert Name]                                 , hereby [Circle One] partially/fully exercise such option by including herein payment in the amount of $             representing the purchase price for [Fill in number of Underlying Shares]                Underlying Shares.  I have chosen the following form(s) of payment:

 

[ ]                                     1.                                       Cash

[ ]                                     2.                                       Certified or bank check payable to Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

[ ]                                     3.                                       Other (as referenced in the Agreement and described in the Plan (please describe))

 

In connection with my exercise of the option as set forth above, I hereby represent and warrant to the Company as follows:

 

(i)                                     I am purchasing the Underlying Shares for my own account for investment only, and not for resale or with a view to the distribution thereof.

 

(ii)                                  I have had such an opportunity as I have deemed adequate to obtain from the Company such information as is necessary to permit me to evaluate the merits and risks of my investment in the Company and have consulted with my own advisers with respect to my investment in the Company.

 

(iii)                               I have sufficient experience in business, financial and investment matters to be able to evaluate the risks involved in the purchase of the Underlying Shares and to make an informed investment decision with respect to such purchase.

 

(iv)                              I can afford a complete loss of the value of the Option Shares and am able to bear the economic risk of holding such Option Shares for an indefinite period of time.

 

(v)                                 I understand that the Option Shares may not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (it being understood that the Option Shares are being issued and sold in reliance on the exemption provided in Rule 701 thereunder) or any applicable state securities or “blue sky” laws and may not be sold or otherwise transferred or disposed of in the absence of an effective registration statement under the Securities Act

 



 

of 1933 and under any applicable state securities or “blue sky” laws (or exemptions from the registration requirement thereof).  I further acknowledge that certificates representing Option Shares will bear restrictive legends reflecting the foregoing and/or that book entries for uncertificated Option Shares will include similar restrictive notations.

 

 

Sincerely yours,

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

Address: