UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 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): September 12, 2019

 

ABEONA THERAPEUTICS INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-15771 83-0221517
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

1330 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor,

New York, NY 10019

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(646) 813-4712
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value ABEO Nasdaq Capital Markets

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On September 12, 2019, Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) and Edward Carr entered into a letter agreement (the “Amendment”), pursuant to which the Company and Mr. Carr agreed to amend certain provisions of that certain Offer Letter, dated as of November 9, 2018, by and between the Company and Mr. Carr (the “Offer Letter”).

 

Pursuant to the Amendment, in addition to any other amounts to which Mr. Carr may be entitled to pursuant to the terms of the Offer Letter, Mr. Carr will receive a severance payment equal to the sum of fifty–percent (50%) of his base salary then in effect, plus fifty percent (50%) of his target performance bonus then in effect, if his employment is terminated by the Company other than for cause.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE 

 

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.

 

  Abeona Therapeutics Inc.  
  (Registrant)  
         
  By: /s/ Edward A. Sturchio  
    Name: Edward A. Sturchio  
    Title:    Senior Vice President and General Counsel  
         
         
         

 

Date: September 17, 2019

 

 

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