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 7, 2017
Calithera Biosciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
343 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 200
South San Francisco, California
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (650) 870-1000
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2017 Performance Bonus Plan
On March 7, 2017, the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, approved our 2017 performance bonus program for our named executive officers. The 2017 annual performance bonuses for each named executive officer (as set forth in our proxy statement for our Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on June 14, 2016), other than Dr. Susan Molineaux, will be based upon the achievement of corporate performance goals (80%) and individual performance goals (20%). Dr. Susan Molineauxs annual performance bonus will be based solely upon the achievement of corporate performance goals. The corporate performance goals relate to the advancement of our clinical trials and preclinical programs, business and corporate development objectives, collaboration objectives and financial management objectives. The individual performance goals will consist of a subjective assessment of each named executive officers individual contributions to Calithera. The following table sets forth the base salary and target bonuses for 2017:
|2017 Base Salary||Total 2017 Target
Bonus as a
|Total 2017 Target|
Susan Molineaux, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric B. Sjogren, Ph.D.
Sr. Vice President, Drug Discovery
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.
|Calithera Biosciences, Inc.|
|Dated: March 13, 2017|
|Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D.|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|