Exelixis 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 1, 2012
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South San Francisco, California 94080
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) On February 1, 2012, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Exelixis, Inc. (the Company), upon recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board (the Compensation Committee), approved the 2012 base salaries and 2012 target cash bonus program and amounts, expressed as a percentage of 2012 base salaries, for the Companys principal executive officer, principal financial officer and other named executive officers (as defined under applicable securities laws).
Cash bonuses under the 2012 bonus program are discretionary, but the Compensation Committee sets bonus targets (expressed as a percentage of base salary) based on the seniority of the applicable position and intends to take into account the achievement of company-wide and applicable division or department performance objectives. The companys goals for 2012 were approved by the Board and include both research and development and business goals. The Compensation Committee exercises broad discretion in determining the amount of cash bonuses and does not attempt to quantify the level of achievement of corporate goals or the extent to which each named executive officers division or department contributed to the Companys overall success. Whether or not a bonus is paid for 2012 is within the discretion of the Board. The actual bonus awarded for 2012 if any, may be more or less than the target, depending on individual performance and the achievement of the Companys overall objectives.
On February 1, 2012, the Board, upon recommendation of the Compensation Committee, also approved cash bonus payments for each of the Companys named executive officers in recognition of each of their 2011 performance. The amounts of the cash bonus payments are within the previously disclosed 2011 target cash bonus amounts set by the Compensation Committee and approved by the Board in February 2011. The cash bonus payments for 2011 performance will be made to the Companys named executive officers in March 2012.
The 2012 base salaries, 2012 target cash bonus amounts and the cash bonus payments for 2011 performance for each of our named executive officers are listed in Exhibit 10.1 attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Additional information regarding compensation of the named executive officers, including the factors considered by the Compensation Committee in determining compensation, will be included in the Proxy Statement for the Companys 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.