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): December 12, 2018





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-37719   46-4670809

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

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863 Mitten Road, Suite 102
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 900-4520




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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.


2019 Annual Salaries and Stock Option Awards


On December 12, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Corvus” or the “Company”), approved, on recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board, increases to the annual base salaries and stock option awards for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer. The stock option awards to each of the executive officers will be granted effective as of the close of business on December 12, 2018 with an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock as reported on The Nasdaq Global Market on the date of grant. The awards will be made pursuant to the Company’s 2016 Equity Incentive Award Plan and will vest in equal monthly installments over 48 months, subject to continued service as of each vesting date.


The following table sets forth the 2019 annual base salary and number of shares underlying the stock option awards for each of the named executive officers and principal financial officer:


Name and Principal Position


2019 Base Salary



Stock Option Award

Richard A. Miller, M.D.  $300,000    250,000 
Chief Executive Officer          
Leiv Lea  $350,000    100,000 
Chief Financial Officer          
Daniel W. Hunt, J.D.  $386,250    50,000 
Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer          



Departure of Director


On December 12, 2018, Peter Moldt Ph.D. notified the Company of his intention to resign from the Board as well as each of the audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee in the first half of 2019. Dr. Moldt’s resignation is not due to any disagreement with the Company, the Board or management of the Company.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: December 14, 2018   By:  /s/ Leiv Lea
      Leiv Lea
      Chief Financial Officer