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This excerpt taken from the EBS DEF 14A filed Apr 3, 2009.
Employment Agreements
Dr. Lockhart has an employment agreement with us that provides for his employment as Senior Vice President, Product Development. The agreement currently provides for an annual base salary of £170,765. Dr. Lockhart is eligible to receive a discretionary annual cash bonuses in an amount reviewed and approved by the compensation committee based on a target percentage of his annual base salary. The target percentage for Dr. Lockhart is currently 40%. Provided that Dr. Lockhart makes a monthly contribution equal to 2.5% of his salary to a qualified personal pension plan, Emergent will contribute an amount equal to 10% of his salary to such plan, subject to limits that may be imposed by U.K. HM Revenue & Customs. Pursuant to the agreement, Dr. Lockhart is entitled to receive employee benefits made available to other employees and officers. Pursuant to the agreement, Dr. Lockhart is eligible for severance benefits as set forth in “— Payments Upon Termination or Change of Control.” Either party may terminate the agreement on six months’ notice.
None of our other named executive officers has a written employment agreement with us. Each of our named executive officers other than Dr. Lockhart is eligible for severance benefits pursuant to our severance plan and termination protection program as set forth in “— Payments Upon Termination or Change of Control.”
On an annual basis, the compensation committee determines salary increases, cash bonus amounts and stock option awards for our executive officers. In addition, the compensation committee determines target annual cash bonuses as a percentage of each executive officer’s annual base salary. We do not have any formal or informal policy or target for the amount of executive salary and bonus in proportion to total compensation.
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