Ardelyx
ARDELYX, INC. (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/09/2017 17:28:27)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 3, 2017

 

 

ARDELYX, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36485   26-1303944

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

34175 Ardenwood Blvd., Suite 200

Fremont, CA 94555

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (510) 745-1700

 

 

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:

 

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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 March 3, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Ardelyx, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), approved the following modifications to the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Program (the “Director Compensation Program”): (i) the annual cash retainer for each of the Board’s non-employee directors for their service on the Board was increased from $35,000 to $40,000, and (ii) the stock option grants to non-employee directors upon their initial appointment or election to the Board was increased from 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”) to 30,000 shares of Common Stock. These modifications to the Director Compensation Program had been recommended to the Board by the Compensation Committee of the Board.


SIGNATURES

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: March 9, 2017     ARDELYX, INC.
    By:  

/s/ Mark Kaufmann

      Mark Kaufmann
      Chief Financial Officer