CDMO Avid Bioservices

Filed: 14 Jul 21, 5:00pm



Washington, DC 20549










Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 8, 2021





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State of other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


2642 Michelle Drive, Suite 200, Tustin, California 92780

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (714) 508-6100



(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, $0.001 par value per shareCDMOThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933(§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

o   Emerging growth company


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


Director Resignation


On July 8, 2021, Mr. Mark Bamforth notified the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Avid Bioservices, Inc. (the “Company”) of his decision to resign, effective immediately, from his position as a member of the Board. Mr. Bamforth’s resignation did not result from any disagreements with our management or the Board on any matter relating to our operations, policies or practice. Mr. Bamforth was chairman of the Board’s corporate governance committee and a member of its audit committee at the time of his resignation.


In connection with Mr. Bamforth’s resignation, the Board has appointed Esther M. Alegria, Ph.D., as a member of the audit committee and corporate governance committee and appointed Joseph Carleone, Ph.D., as chairman of the corporate governance committee.


Form of PSU Award Notice


Effective July 9, 2021, the Compensation Committee of the Board approved a form of Notice of Grant of Performance Stock Unit Award (the “Form of PSU Award Notice”) to be used in connection with the grant of performance stock unit (“PSU”) awards to the Company’s named executive officers and certain other officers pursuant to the Company’s 2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The Form of PSU Award Notice will govern PSU awards to the Company’s officers that were approved by the Compensation Committee effective July 9, 2021.


The Form of PSU Award Notice provides, among other things, that (i) each PSU that vests represents the right to receive one share of the Company’s common stock, (ii) the PSUs vest annually as one-third of the total award based on the Company’s achieving specified performance measurements for the applicable performance period defined in the Form of PSU Award Notice, (iii) the PSUs have target payout opportunities of between 0% and 200%, (iv) the performance measurements include Revenue and Adjusted Net Profits (as defined in the Form of PSU Award Notice) as described further in the Form of PSU Award Notice, and (v) no PSU shall become earned and vested following a grantee’s Separation from Service (as defined in the Plan), except as expressly provided in the terms of the Form of PSU Award Notice, as applicable, or as otherwise provided pursuant to the terms of the Plan.


The foregoing summary of the Form of PSU Award Notice does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Form of PSU Award Notice, which is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference thereto.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)      Exhibits. The following material is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:





10.1Form of Notice of Grant of Performance Stock Unit Award.








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: July 14, 2021By:/s/ Daniel R. Hart
  Daniel R. Hart
  Chief Financial Officer











10.1Form of Notice of Grant of Performance Stock Unit Award.