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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) On August 17, 2023, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Quanterix Corporation (the “Company”) appointed William P. Donnelly to serve on the Board and the Audit Committee of the Board, in each case effective immediately. Mr. Donnelly will serve as a Class III director with a term that will expire at the Company’s 2026 annual meeting of stockholders.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Donnelly and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director of the Company, and there is no family relationship between Mr. Donnelly and any of the Company’s other directors or executive officers. Mr. Donnelly does not have a material interest in any transaction that is required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In accordance with the Company’s amended and restated non-employee director compensation policy (the “Policy”), Mr. Donnelly will receive an equity award valued at $400,000 comprised of (i) 60% non-qualified stock options to purchase the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the common stock on August 17, 2023 and (ii) 40% restricted stock units (“RSUs”). The options vest over three years from the date of grant, with one-third vesting on the first anniversary and the remainder vesting over the following two years in 24 successive equal monthly installments. The RSUs vest over a three-year period, with one-third vesting on each of the first, second, and third anniversaries of the grant date. Under the Policy, Mr. Donnelly will also be entitled to a retainer of $40,000 per year as a member of the Board and $10,000 per year as a member of the Audit Committee, in each case pro-rated for any partial year of service. Additionally, he will be eligible to receive an annual equity award valued at $200,000 and comprised of 60% non-qualified stock options and (B) 40% RSUs, which vest in full on December 31st of the year in which such award was granted. He will also be entitled to reimbursement of his out-of-pocket expenses associated with his service on the Board and indemnification pursuant to the standard indemnification agreement between the Company and its directors.
A copy of the press release dated August 21, 2023 announcing the appointment of Mr. Donnelly is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Masoud Toloue|
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Date: August 22, 2023
William P. Donnelly Appointed to Quanterix’s Board of Directors
Billerica, Mass. – August 21, 2023 – Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ: QTRX), a company fueling scientific discovery and breakthrough diagnostics through ultrasensitive biomarker detection, today announced that it appointed William (Bill) P. Donnelly to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Donnelly brings many years of senior leadership experience in the life science tools industry, including 21 years at Mettler-Toledo International Inc., where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer. While at Mettler-Toledo, he was responsible for finance, investor relations, supply chain, and information technology. Over his tenure, he strategically oversaw the company from a leveraged buy-out to an IPO and advised the company once it successfully went public. He brings to Quanterix a breadth of experience.
Mr. Donnelly received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from John Carroll University, where he currently serves as a chairman on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Donnelly also serves as lead independent director and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee of Ingersoll Rand Inc.
“We’re excited about Bill joining us at a time when we’re building the global infrastructure to support physician diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Quanterix is rapidly driving the next ten years of blood biomarker advancement in neurology, and Bill’s experience in pursuit of our mission will be valuable,” said Masoud Toloue, CEO at Quanterix.
“I’m eager to leverage my experience to further Quanterix’s business strategy and its next stage of growth,” said Donnelly. “Quanterix is in the midst of an active transformation, in an exciting market that is ripe for growth, continued discovery, and innovation. I’m looking forward to joining the Quanterix team and getting started as a director.”
To learn more about Quanterix’s Simoa® technology, visit: https://www.quanterix.com/simoa-technology/.
From discovery to diagnostics, Quanterix’s ultrasensitive biomarker detection is fueling breakthroughs only made possible through its unparalleled sensitivity and flexibility. The Company’s Simoa® technology has delivered the gold standard for earlier biomarker detection in blood, serum or plasma, with the ability to quantify proteins that are far lower than the Limit of Quantification (LoQ) of conventional analog methods. Its industry-leading precision instruments, digital immunoassay technology and CLIA-certified Accelerator laboratory have supported research that advances disease understanding and management in neurology, oncology, immunology, cardiology and infectious disease. Quanterix has been a trusted partner of the scientific community for nearly two decades, powering research published in more than 2,000 peer-reviewed journals. Find additional information about the Billerica, Massachusetts-based company at https://www.quanterix.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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