Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Retention Bonus Plan

Retention Bonus Plan
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2015
Postemployment Benefits [Abstract]  
Retention Bonus Plan

11. Retention Bonus Plan

On February 24, 2014, the Company adopted the ContraFect Corporation Retention Bonus Plan (the “Retention Plan”). Under the Retention Plan, participants will vest in and become eligible to receive awards equal to a fixed dollar amount (the “Award Amount”), upon the earliest to occur of any of the following events: (i) the IPO; (ii) a Change of Control (as defined in the Retention Plan); (iii) May 31, 2015; and (iv) a participant’s termination of employment due to death or Disability (as defined in the Retention Plan) (each such event, a “Payment Event”). In the event of an IPO or Change of Control, participants who are then employed by the Company shall be eligible to receive a payment in an amount equal to 1.82 times each participant’s Award Amount.


Prior to the Company’s IPO, Award Amounts totaling $532,700 had been granted under the Retention Plan. Upon the closing of the Company’s IPO, the Company recognized a total of $954,754 of expense associated with the vesting of the grants. On September 11, 2014, the Company issued 133,109 shares of its common stock, net of shares withheld for tax obligations, in payment of the retention grants.

There are no outstanding Award Amounts as of June 30, 2015 or December 31, 2014 and the Company does not anticipate and further grants under the Retention Plan.