SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): October 2, 2019
Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
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1001 Research Park Blvd., Suite 100
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)
(Former Name and Former Address)
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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.
On October 2, 2019, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) awarded Dr. Bankole Johnson, the Company’s Chief Medical Officer, in lieu of cash, 3,187 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s 2017 Equity Incentive Plan for consulting services provided by him to the Company under and in connection with that certain Master Services Agreement, dated July 5, 2019 (the “MSA”), by and among the Company, Psychological Education Publishing Company (“PEPCO”), a company owned by Dr. Johnson, and Dr. Johnson. The shares issued are subject to a six month lock-up on any sale, pledge or transfer.
It is anticipated that shares of the Company’s common stock having a value equal to twenty percent (20%) of the approximately $300,000 in aggregate compensation to be paid to PEPCO for services under the MSA, will be issued to Dr. Johnson as a consultant under the Company’s 2017 Equity Incentive Plan for consulting services provided by him to the Company under and in connection with the MSA in lieu of cash payments due thereunder.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: October 4, 2019||ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ William B. Stilley, III|
|Name:||William B. Stilley|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|