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Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc. Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

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Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc. granted non-qualified stock options and restricted stock units to a new non-executive employee under the 2024 Inducement Plan. The options have an exercise price of $58.60 per share and will vest over four years, while the restricted stock units will vest in four equal annual installments.
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BOSTON, April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company translating genetic insights into the development of therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders characterized by neuronal excitation-inhibition imbalance, today announced that on April 1, 2024, the Compensation Committee of Praxis’ Board of Directors granted non-qualified stock option awards to purchase 300 shares of its common stock and restricted stock unit awards covering 225 shares of its common stock to one new non-executive employee under the Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc. 2024 Inducement Plan (the “2024 Inducement Plan”). The stock options and restricted stock units were granted as inducements material to the employee’s entering into employment with Praxis in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).

The 2024 Inducement Plan is used exclusively for the grant of equity awards to individuals who were not previously employees of Praxis, or following a bona fide period of non-employment, as an inducement material to such individuals’ entering into employment with Praxis, pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).

The options have an exercise price of $58.60 per share, which is equal to the closing price of Praxis’ common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on the date of grant. The options will vest over four years, with 25% of the options vesting on the first anniversary of the vesting commencement date and the remaining options vesting in equal monthly installments over the three years thereafter, subject to the employee’s continued employment with Praxis on each vesting date. The restricted stock units will vest in four equal annual installments, subject to the employee’s continued employment with Praxis on each vesting date.

About Praxis
Praxis Precision Medicines is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company translating insights from genetic epilepsies into the development of therapies for CNS disorders characterized by neuronal excitation-inhibition imbalance. Praxis is applying genetic insights to the discovery and development of therapies for rare and more prevalent neurological disorders through our proprietary small molecule platform, Cerebrum™, and antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) platform, Solidus™, using our understanding of shared biological targets and circuits in the brain. Praxis has established a diversified, multimodal CNS portfolio including multiple programs across movement disorders and epilepsy, with four clinical-stage product candidates. For more information, please visit www.praxismedicines.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter/X.


FAQ

What type of awards were granted to the new non-executive employee?

The new non-executive employee was granted non-qualified stock option awards and restricted stock unit awards.

How many shares of common stock can be purchased through the stock options?

The stock options allow the purchase of 300 shares of Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc.'s common stock.

What is the exercise price per share for the stock options?

The exercise price for the stock options is $58.60 per share.

How will the options and restricted stock units vest?

The options will vest over four years, with 25% vesting on the first anniversary and the rest in equal monthly installments over the next three years. The restricted stock units will vest in four equal annual installments.

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praxis precision medicines, inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for central nervous system disorders characterized by neuronal imbalance. its lead product candidates include prax-114, an extrasynaptic-preferring gabaa receptor positive allosteric modulator that is in phase iia clinical trial for the treatment of major depressive disorder and perimenopausal depression; and prax-944, a selective small molecule inhibitor of t-type calcium channels, which is in phase iia clinical trial for the treatment of essential tremor. the company is also developing prax-562, a persistent sodium current blocker that is in phase i clinical trial to treat severe pediatric epilepsy and adult cephalgia; prax-222, an antisense oligonucleotide for patients with gain-of-function (gof) scn2a epilepsy; and kcnt1 program for the treatment of kcnt1 gof epilepsy. it has a cooperation and license agreement with rogcon inc.; a license agreement purdue neuroscience company; and a res