AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
This Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (Agreement) is made by and among Xeris Biopharma Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Parent), Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Parent (the Company), and Steven Pieper (the Executive) and is effective as of the closing date of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement by and among Strongbridge Biopharma plc, the Company and the other parties set forth therein dated May 24, 2021 (the Effective Date).
WHEREAS, the parties intend to replace any prior agreement(s) between the Executive and the Company, the Parent or any predecessors, successors or assigns relating to the terms and conditions of the Executives employment and the ending of the Executives employment with this Agreement, effective as of the Effective Date, except that any agreement the Executive entered into with respect to confidentiality, intellectual property/assignment of inventions, nonsolicitation and/or noncompetition (collectively, Restrictive Covenants) shall remain in full force and effect unless otherwise specified 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). The Company shall employ the Executive, and the Executives employment with the Company will continue to be at will, meaning that the Executives employment may be terminated by the Company or the Executive at any time and for any reason subject to the terms of this Agreement.
(b) Position and Duties. The Executive shall serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Parent and shall have such powers and duties as may from time to time be prescribed either by the Board of Directors of the Parent (the Board), the Chief Executive Officer of the Parent or other authorized executive. The Executive shall devote the Executives full working time and efforts to the business and affairs of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Executive may serve on other boards of directors, with the prior written approval of the Board, or engage in religious, charitable or other community activities as long as such services and activities do not interfere with the Executives performance of the Executives duties as provided in this Agreement.
2. Compensation and Related Matters.
(a) Base Salary. The Executives initial annual base salary shall be $375,000. The Executives base salary may be reviewed and adjusted by the Board or the Compensation Committee of the Board (the Compensation Committee). 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 for executive officers.