CDXS Codexis

Filed: 3 Feb 21, 4:11pm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 3, 2021
 Codexis, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware001-34705 71-0872999
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

200 Penobscot Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (650) 421-8100
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTradingName of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per shareCDXSThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
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Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officer.

Effective on February 2, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) increased the size of the Board from nine to ten members and appointed Esther Martinborough, Ph.D. as a Class II director, with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. The Board has determined that Dr. Martinborough is independent as defined in Listing Rule 5605 of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC for purposes of serving on the Board. Committee appointments for Dr. Martinborough have not been determined.

Dr. Martinborough will receive compensation as provided in the Company's non-employee director compensation policy. Dr. Martinborough will receive an annual cash retainer of $50,000 per year for her service as a member of the Board and additional annual retainers for committee service. Under the Company’s non-employee director compensation policy, upon her appointment to the Board, Dr. Martinborough received a grant of $200,000 of shares of restricted common stock under the Company’s 2019 Incentive Award Plan (the “Plan”), which amounted to 7,262 shares (the “Initial Award”). The restricted stock subject to the Initial Award will vest as to one-third of the shares on each anniversary of the grant date, subject to Dr. Martinborough’s continued service to the Company through each such vesting date. In addition, following each annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders, Dr. Martinborough will receive a grant of $100,000 of restricted common stock under the Plan, provided that as of such date she continues to serve on the Board (the “Annual Award”). The restricted common stock subject to the Annual Award will vest as to all of the shares on the earlier of the first anniversary of the grant date or the next annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders, subject to Dr. Martinborough’s continued service through such vesting date.

The Company expects to enter into the Company's standard indemnification agreement with Dr. Martinborough.

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 3, 2021
By:/s/ Ross Taylor
Name:Ross Taylor
Title:Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer