Related Party Transactions
|9 Months Ended|
Feb. 28, 2017
|Related Party Transactions||
Note 13 – Related Party Transactions
On January 19, 2016, the Company entered into an amendment to its existing Consulting Agreement with Denis R. Burger, Ph.D., dated February 21, 2014, as previously amended November 3, 2014 (the “Consulting Agreement”). The Amendment names Dr. Burger, who is currently a member of the Board of Directors, to the non-executive position of Chief Science Officer and increases Dr. Burger’s advisory responsibilities in that capacity. The Amendment also increases the compensation payable to Dr. Burger under the Consulting Agreement to $20,000 per month, which is in addition to any fees that Dr. Burger currently earns as a director. The Amendment was approved by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
On May 10, 2016, Jordan G. Naydenov, a director with the Company, participated in the private equity offerings, as fully described in Note 10 above. Mr. Naydenov invested $1 million and received 1 million shares of common stock and a warrant covering 250,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.35. The terms and conditions of Mr. Naydenov’s investment were identical to those offered to all other investors in the offering.
Effective January 26, 2017, the Company appointed Anthony D. Caracciolo, Chairman of the Board of Directors, to Executive Chairman. In connection with this appointment, the Company entered into an employee agreement with Mr. Caracciolo for an annual base salary of $200,000 and Time-Based and Milestone-Based Stock Options, as described in Note 6 above. The terms of the employment agreement were approved in advance by the Compensation Committee.
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, comprised of independent directors, reviews and approves all related party transactions. The above terms and amounts are not necessarily indicative of the terms and amounts that would have been incurred had comparable transactions been entered into with independent parties.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef