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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 8, 2021, the Board of Directors (the Board) of ContraFect Corporation (the Company) elected Jane Barlow, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. as a director of the Company with a term ending at the Companys 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. Dr. Barlow has also been appointed to the Boards Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Dr. Barlow has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Jane Barlow & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm focused on value based health care services, since January 2017 and Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Real Endpoints, a data, analytics, and advisory firm, since January 2017. She is a senior advisor to MITs Center for Biomedical Innovation and serves on the Biotech Advisory Board of Pictet Asset Management. Prior to her current roles, she was Associate Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health from 2013 to December 2016 and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Healths Government Services arm where she successfully implemented industry-leading clinical strategies supporting drug purchasing, distribution, and utilization management. Formerly, she served as Vice President of Clinical Innovation at Medco Health Solutions, leading the adoption of cutting-edge therapeutic programs through all aspects of pharmacy. Dr. Barlow previously served on the public company boards of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (prior to and during its sale to Johnson and Johnson) from December 2019 to October 2020, TherapeuticsMD Inc. from March 2018 to April 2020, and SilverScript Insurance Company from 2014 to December 2016. Dr. Barlow received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her residency in occupational and environmental medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, where she also earned her M.P.H. She is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and served as Chief of Flight Medicine at the Beale and Maxwell Air Force Bases. Additionally, she holds an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama. She is board-certified in occupational medicine and a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is a diplomat of the American College of Physician Executives and a member of the American Medical Association. The Board believes that Dr. Barlows extensive experience in steering pharmaceutical development by strategically weighing the value and economic costs that drug candidates bring to the healthcare ecosystem at large qualifies her to serve as a member of the Board.
Consistent with the Companys Non-Employee Director Compensation Program, Dr. Barlow will be entitled to receive (a) an annual cash retainer of $40,000, (b) an annual cash retainer of $7,500 for her service on the Audit Committee, (c) an annual cash retainer of $5,000 for her service on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and (d) an initial award of options to purchase 16,000 shares of the Companys common stock. The option award has an exercise price equal to $5.89, which was the fair market value of a share of the Companys common stock on the date of grant, and vested and became exercisable immediately with respect to 25% of such shares and, with respect to the remaining shares, will vest and become exercisable in equal parts on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant. Dr. Barlow will also enter into the Companys standard indemnification agreement for directors and officers.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: February 12, 2021||By:|
|General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|