Sunesis Pharmaceuticals 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): March 22, 2012
SUNESIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (650) 266-3500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 22, 2012, our Board of Directors, or the Board, approved our 2012 Bonus Program. The 2012 Bonus Program provides our executive officers and other eligible employees the opportunity to earn cash bonuses based on the level of achievement by us of certain corporate objectives, or the Corporate Objectives, and by each participant of certain individual objectives, or the Individual Objectives, from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. The terms of the 2012 Bonus Program are substantially consistent with the terms of our 2011 Bonus Program.
The Board has approved the Corporate Objectives and assigned a weighting to each objective. The Compensation Committee of the Board, or the Committee, will set the Individual Objectives of our chief executive officer, as well as the Individual Objectives of the remaining executive officers based on the recommendations of the chief executive officer. The Individual Objectives of non-executive participants will be set by each participants immediate supervisor.
Each eligible participant in the 2012 Bonus Program may receive a cash bonus in an amount up to a specified percentage of such participants annual base salary earned in 2012, or the Bonus Targets. Under the 2012 Bonus Program, the Bonus Targets range from 30% to 50% of a participants 2012 base salary for vice president level employees and above. The Bonus Targets for each of our named executive officers is as follows:
The Committee will determine the degree to which the Corporate Objectives have been met after receiving the analysis and recommendations of management. Based on such determination, the Committee will adjust these Bonus Targets accordingly.
The Committee will also determine the level of achievement of the Individual Objectives by our chief executive officer based on its evaluation of the chief executive officers achievements and by the remaining executive officers based on the recommendations of the chief executive officer.
There is no set formula for determining the amount of bonus earned under the 2012 Bonus Program based on the achievement of the Corporate and Individual Objectives. Rather, the Committee will exercise its discretion in determining the amount of cash bonus actually earned. Payment under the 2012 Bonus Program is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2013. A participant must remain an employee through the payment date under the 2012 Bonus Program to be eligible to earn a cash bonus.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.