Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy
POSEIDA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR COMPENSATION POLICY
ADOPTED: JULY 1, 2020
Each member of the Board of Directors (the Board) of Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company) who is a non-employee director of the Company (each such member, a Non-Employee Director) will receive the compensation described in this Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy (the Director Compensation Policy) for his or her Board service following the closing of the initial public offering of the Companys common stock (the IPO).
The Director Compensation Policy will be effective upon the execution of the underwriting agreement in connection with the IPO (the date of such execution being referred to as the IPO Date). The Director Compensation Policy may be amended at any time in the sole discretion of the Board or the Compensation Committee of the Board.
A Non-Employee Director may decline all or any portion of his or her compensation by giving notice to the Company prior to the date cash is to be paid or equity awards are to be granted, as the case may be.
Annual Cash Compensation
Commencing at the beginning of the first calendar quarter following the IPO Date, each Non-Employee Director will receive the cash compensation set forth below for service on the Board. The annual cash compensation amounts will be payable in equal quarterly installments, in arrears following the end of each quarter in which the service occurred, pro-rated for any partial months of service. All annual cash fees are vested upon payment.
Annual Board Service Retainer:
All Eligible Directors: $40,000
Independent Chairman of the Board (in addition to Eligible Director Annual Board Service Retainer): $30,000
Lead Independent Director (in addition to Eligible Director Annual Board Service Retainer): $20,000
Annual Committee Member Service Retainer:
Member of the Audit Committee: $7,500
Member of the Compensation Committee: $5,000
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee: $4,000
Annual Committee Chair Service Retainer (in lieu of the Annual Committee Member Service Retainer):
Chairman of the Audit Committee: $15,000
Chairman of the Compensation Committee: $10,000
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee: $8,000
Equity awards will be granted under the Companys 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the Plan), adopted in connection with the IPO. All stock options granted under this Director Compensation Policy will be Nonstatutory Stock Options (as defined in the Plan), with an exercise price per share equal to 100% of the Fair Market Value (as defined in the Plan) of the underlying common stock of the Company on the date of grant, and a term of ten years from the date of grant (subject to earlier termination in connection with a termination of service as provided in the Plan, provided that upon a termination of service other than for death, Disability or Cause (as each such term is defined in the Plan), the post-termination exercise period will be 12 months from the date of termination).
(a) Automatic Equity Grants.
(i) Initial Grant for New Directors. Without any further action of the Board, each person who, after the IPO Date, is elected or appointed for the first time to be a Non-Employee Director will automatically, upon the date of his or her initial election or appointment to be a Non-Employee Director (or, if such date is not a market trading day, the first market trading day thereafter), be granted a Nonstatutory Stock Option to purchase 40,000 shares of common stock of the Company (the Initial Option Grant). Each Initial Option Grant will vest in a series of 36 successive equal monthly installments over the three-year period measured from the date of grant.
(ii) Annual Grant. Without any further action of the Board, at the close of business on the date of each Annual Meeting of the stockholders of the Company (Annual Meeting) following the IPO, each person who is then a Non-Employee Director will automatically be granted a Nonstatutory Stock Option to purchase 20,000 shares of common stock (the Annual Option Grant). Each Annual Option Grant will vest at the earlier of (i) the one-year anniversary of the date of grant and (ii) the day immediately prior to the next Annual Meeting.
(b) Vesting; Change in Control. All vesting is subject to the Non-Employee Directors Continuous Service (as defined in the Plan) on each applicable vesting date. Notwithstanding the foregoing vesting schedules, for each Non-Employee Director who remains in Continuous Service with the Company until immediately prior to the closing of a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan), the shares subject to his or her then-outstanding equity awards that were granted pursuant to this Director Compensation Policy will become fully vested immediately prior to the closing of such Change in Control.
(c) Remaining Terms. The remaining terms and conditions of each award, including transferability, will be as set forth in the Companys Director Option Grant Package in the form adopted from time to time by the Board.
The Company will reimburse a Non-Employee Director for ordinary, necessary and reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses to cover in-person attendance at and participation in Board and committee meetings; provided, that such Non-Employee Director timely submit to the Company appropriate documentation substantiating such expenses in accordance with the Companys travel and expense policy, as in effect from time to time.