Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Kalytera”) (TSX VENTURE:KALY) (OTCQB:KALTF) today announced that it has granted stock options on January 25, 2019 to certain directors and employees of the Company. The stock options have an exercise price of $0.085 per common share and expire ten years from the date of grant. One third of the options granted will vest on January 25, 2020 and the remaining options will vest in twenty-four (24) equal monthly installments commencing February 2020.
Stock options to purchase 1,129,318 common shares of Kalytera were issued to each of Ron Erickson and Jeff Paley, who are independent members of the Company’s board of directors, and stock options to purchase 1,246,092 common shares of Kalytera were issued to Robert Farrell, a director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Stock options to purchase 300,000 common shares of Kalytera were issued to Victoria Rudman, the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, while Drs. Prutchi-Sagiv and Yeshurun were each granted stock options to purchase 600,000 common shares of the Company.
Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. is pioneering the development of cannabidiol (CBD) therapeutics. Through its proven leadership, drug development expertise, and intellectual property portfolio, Kalytera seeks to establish a leading position in the development of CBD medicines for a range of important unmet medical needs, with an initial focus on graft versus host disease (GVHD) and treatment of acute and chronic pain.
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