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OPNT Opiant Pharmaceuticals

Filed: 28 Jan 21, 4:25pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K
 
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 26, 2021
 
OPIANT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware001-3819346-4744124
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
(Commission File Number

(IRS Employer Identification No.)








233 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 280
Santa Monica, CA

90401
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)
(310) 598 5410
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(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 classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.001 per shareOPNTNasdaq Stock Market LLC




Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Compensation for Named Executive Officers
 
On January 26, 2021, the Compensation Committee (“Committee”) and the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Company”), and in consultation with the Company’s independent compensation consultant, Radford, approved the following annual base salary increases for the following named executive officers of the Company, effective January 1, 2021:
 
Name Title 2021 Base Salary
Dr. Roger Crystal Chief Executive Officer $634,540
Dr. Phil Skolnick Chief Scientific Officer $446,708
David O’Toole Chief Financial Officer $407,272

Option Grants
 
On January 26, 2021, the Committee and the Board also approved a grant of stock options to each of Dr. Crystal, Dr. Skolnick and Mr. O’Toole, in the amounts of 31,250 shares, 10,750 shares and 10,750 shares, respectively. Such stock option grants (i) are exercisable for the purchase of common stock of the Company at $12.15 per share, (ii) have an exercise period of ten years from the date of grant, (iii) vest in forty-eight equal monthly amounts starting on the first monthly anniversary of the date of grant, and (iv) were granted under the Company’s 2017 Long-Term Incentive Plan (“2017 LTIP”), which was filed as Exhibit 10.52 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on October 13, 2017.

On January 26, 2021, the Committee and the Board also approved a grant of restricted stock units (“RSU”) to each of Dr. Crystal, Dr. Skolnick and Mr. O’Toole, in the amounts of 15,650 shares, 5,400 shares and 5,400 shares, respectively. Such RSU grants (i) are for common stock of the Company, (ii) vest in four equal annual amounts starting on the first anniversary of the date of grant, and (iii) were granted under the Company’s 2017 LTIP.

On January 26, 2021, the Committee and the Board also approved paying a portion of the annual bonus opportunity in equivalent value of RSUs to each of Dr. Crystal, Dr. Skolnick and Mr. O’Toole, in the amounts of 3,766 shares, 2,798 shares and 2,450, respectively. Such RSU grants (i) are for common stock of the Company, (ii) vest in one installment on the first anniversary of the date of grant, and (iii) were granted under the Company’s 2017 LTIP.












SIGNATURES
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.
 
OPIANT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Dated: January 28, 2021                    By: /s/ David D. O’Toole
Name: David D. O’Toole
Title: Chief Financial Officer