Incyte 8-K 2011
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): December 20, 2011
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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.
On December 20, 2011, Incyte Corporation (the Company) entered into a letter agreement with Paul A. Friedman, its President and Chief Executive Officer, under which Dr. Friedman agreed to remain employed as the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer through December 31, 2013 and the Company agreed to grant 100,000 restricted stock units (RSUs) to Dr. Friedman. Each RSU represents the right to acquire one share of the Companys common stock. Vesting of the RSUs will be subject to Dr. Friedmans continued employment on the applicable vesting dates, with one-half of the RSUs vesting on the first anniversary of the date of the agreement and the remaining RSUs vesting on the second anniversary of the date of the agreement, subject to earlier acceleration of vesting upon the occurrence of certain events in accordance with the terms of Dr. Friedmans existing employment agreement with the Company.
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.
Dated: December 20, 2011