Form of Notice of Grant of Non-Statutory Stock Option for Directors under 2019 Equity Incentive Plan

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Exhibit 10.3


Notice of Grant of Nonstatutory Stock Option {Non-Employee Directors}

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ID: 04 ###-###-####

500 Arsenal Street

Watertown, MA 02472




[Name and Address]


Option Number:

Plan: 2019 Equity Incentive Plan

Effective _____________ (the Option Date), you (the Optionholder) have been granted a Nonstatutory Stock Option (this Option) to buy _____________ shares of Common Stock of Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) at an exercise price of $____________ per share.

The total exercise price of the shares granted is $_____________.

Shares in each period will become fully vested on the date shown:

SharesVest TypeFull VestExpiration Date



This Option shall not be treated as an Incentive Stock Option under Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. This notice, together with the accompanying Nonstatutory Stock Option Terms and Conditions {Non-Employee Directors} (the Terms and Conditions), as well as the Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the Plan) incorporated by reference into the Terms and Conditions, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company regarding this Option. By your acceptance of this notice, which is confirmed on the Company’s electronic stock plan system, you   agree to the terms of this Option, the Terms and Conditions and the Plan.






Nonstatutory Stock Option Terms and Conditions

{Non-Employee Directors}

1.  Plan Incorporated by Reference.  The option subject to these Terms and Conditions (this Option) was issued pursuant to the terms of the Plan and may be amended as provided in the Plan.  Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in the accompanying Notice of Grant of Nonstatutory Stock Option {Non-Employee Directors} have the meanings given to them in the Plan.  These Terms and Conditions do not set forth all the terms and conditions of the Plan applicable to stock options, which are incorporated herein by this reference.  The Committee administers the Plan and its determinations regarding the operation of the Plan are final and binding.  Copies of the Plan may be obtained upon written request without charge from the Company.

2.  Option Price.  The price to be paid for each share of Common Stock issued upon exercise of the whole or any part of this Option is the Option Price set forth in the accompanying Notice of Grant of Nonstatutory Stock Option.

3.  Exercisability Schedule.  This Option may be exercised at any time and from time to time for the number of shares and in accordance with its exercisability, or vesting, schedule, which is described in the accompanying Notice of Grant of Nonstatutory Stock Option {Non-Employee Directors} , but only for the purchase of whole shares.  This Option may not be exercised as to any shares after the Expiration Date.

4.  Method of Exercise.  To exercise this Option, the Optionholder shall send an instruction to exercise all or a portion of this Option via the Company’s electronic stock plan system, specifying the number of shares with respect to which this Option is being exercised, accompanied by payment of the Option Price for such shares in cash, by electronic transfer, by certified check or in such other form, if any, as the Committee may approve, including shares of Common Stock of the Company valued at their Fair Market Value on the date of delivery.  Promptly following such notice, the Company will instruct the Company’s Transfer Agent to release to the Optionholder’s account the number of shares with respect to which this Option is being exercised, net of any shares sold by the Optionholder if the Optionholder has selected a so-called “cashless exercise”. The released shares will then be available to the Optionholder for trading at the Optionholder’s discretion, subject to the Optionholder’s obligation, if any, as may hereafter arise requiring the withholding of taxes.

5.  Rights as a Stockholder or Director.  The Optionholder shall not have any rights in respect of shares as to which this Option has not been exercised and payment has not been made as provided above.  The Optionholder shall not have any rights to continued service as a director of the Company or its Affiliates by virtue of the grant of this Option.

6.  Recapitalization, Mergers, Etc.  As provided in the Plan, in the event of corporate transactions affecting the Company’s outstanding Common Stock, the Committee shall equitably adjust the number and kind of shares subject to this Option and the exercise price hereunder or make provision for a cash payment.  If such transaction involves a consolidation or merger of the Company with another entity, the sale or exchange of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company or a reorganization or liquidation of the Company, then in lieu of the foregoing, the Committee may upon written notice to the Optionholder provide that this Option shall terminate on a date not less than 20 days after the date of such notice unless theretofore exercised.  In connection with such notice, the Committee may in its discretion accelerate or waive any deferred exercise period.

7.  Option Not Transferable.  This Option is not transferable by the Optionholder otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and is exercisable, during the Optionholder’s lifetime, only by the Optionholder.  The naming of a Designated Beneficiary does not constitute a transfer.

8.  Exercise of Option After Termination of Service.  If the Optionholder’s status as a director of the Company or a corporation (or parent or subsidiary corporation of such corporation) issuing or assuming a stock option in a transaction to which section 424(a) of the Code applies, is terminated for any reason the Optionholder may exercise the rights which were available to the Optionholder at the time of such termination only within two years from the date of termination.  Upon the death of the Optionholder, his or her Designated Beneficiary shall have the right, at any time within twelve months after the date of death, to exercise in whole or in part any rights that were available to the Optionholder at the time of death.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no rights under this Option may be exercised after the Expiration Date.



9.  Compliance with Securities Laws.  It shall be a condition to the Optionholder’s right to purchase shares of Common Stock hereunder that the Company may, in its discretion, require (a) that the shares of Common Stock reserved for issue upon the exercise of this Option shall have been duly listed, upon official notice of issuance, upon any national securities exchange or automated quotation system on which the Company’s Common Stock may then be listed or quoted, (b) that either (i) a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to the shares shall be in effect, or (ii) in the opinion of counsel for the Company, the proposed purchase shall be exempt from registration under that Act and the Optionholder shall have made such undertakings and agreements with the Company as the Company may reasonably require, and (c) that such other steps, if any, as counsel for the Company shall consider necessary to comply with any law applicable to the issue of such shares by the Company shall have been taken by the Company or the Optionholder, or both.  The shares purchased under this Option may be subject to such stop transfer restrictions as counsel for the Company shall consider necessary to comply with any applicable law.