OFFICER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
This Officer Employment Agreement (Agreement) is amended and restated as of July 27, 2021 (Effective Date), and is by and between Caribou Biosciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation, having an address at 2929 7th Street, Suite 105, Berkeley, CA 94710 (the Company), and Steven B. Kanner, Ph.D. (the Officer).
WHEREAS, the Company and the Officer are parties to that certain Officer Employment Agreement dated June 30, 2017, as amended (the Prior Agreement) and the Company desires to continue to employ the Officer and the Officer desires to continue to be employed by the Company on the new terms and conditions contained herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
a. Term. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and continue until terminated in accordance with the provisions hereof (the Term).
b. Position and Duties. During the Term, the Officer shall serve as the Chief Scientific Officer of the Company, and shall have supervision and control over and responsibility for the day-to-day business and affairs of the Company as may from time to time be prescribed by the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, provided that such duties are consistent with the Officers position or other positions that they may hold from time to time. The Officer shall devote substantially all of their full working time and efforts to the business of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Officer may serve on other boards of directors, with the approval of the Board, or sit on the governing boards of, or hold leadership positions related to community, charitable, academic, and religious activities as long as such services and activities are disclosed to the Board and do not materially interfere with the Officers performance of their duties to the Company as provided in this Agreement.
2. Compensation and Related Matters.
a. Base Salary. During the Term, the Officers initial annual base salary shall be Four Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($440,000.00). The Officers base salary shall be reviewed from time to time by the Companys Board of Directors (Board) or the Compensation Committee of the Board. The base salary in effect at any given time is referred to herein as Base Salary. The Base Salary shall be payable in a manner that is consistent with the Companys usual payroll practices.
b. Incentive Compensation. During the Term, the Officer shall be eligible to receive cash incentive compensation as determined by the Board or the Compensation Committee from time to time. The Officers initial target annual incentive compensation shall be 40% of their Base Salary. Except as otherwise provided herein, to earn incentive compensation, the Officer must be employed by the Company on the day such incentive compensation is paid.