EX-10.5 2 ex10-5.htm



June 26, 2018


Andrew J. Ritter

1260 So. Beverly Glen

No. 301

Los Angeles, CA 90024


Dear Mr. Ritter:


This letter sets forth the terms of your continued employment with Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) as of the date of this letter (the “Effective Date”). Except as otherwise provided for specifically, this letter shall supersede and replace any previous letters or agreements with respect to the matters set forth herein. You shall continue to remain employed with the Company and, as of the Effective Date, shall serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer with duties, authorities and responsibilities commensurate with such positions.




Base Salary: You will receive an annual base salary of $450,000.00, paid semi-monthly in accordance with the Company’s payroll practice.


Bonus Compensation: You will have the opportunity to earn an annual bonus based upon a percentage of your base salary and the achievement of specific performance measures as determined by the Company. Your initial target bonus opportunity percentage will be 50%. The Company will review your base salary and bonus opportunities at least annually for adjustments.


Severance: You will be eligible for severance benefits under the Company’s policy for employees in positions comparable to yours or pursuant to the terms, if any, of a separate agreement with the Company.




You will be entitled to continue to receive all employee benefits that the Company customarily makes available to employees in positions comparable to yours. Additionally, you will be eligible to receive equity award grants pursuant to the terms of the Company’s equity compensation plans.


Governing Law


The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of the provisions of this letter shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without reference to principles of conflicts of laws that would direct the application of the law of any other jurisdiction.






The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this letter will not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions of this offer letter, which will remain in full force and effect. Moreover, if any provision is found to be excessively broad in duration, scope or covered activity, the provision will be construed, and to the extent necessary will be deemed to be amended, so as to be enforceable to the maximum extent compatible with applicable law.


Employment Relationship; Modification of Terms of Offer


Please be advised that neither this letter nor any statement made by the Company or its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates is intended to be a contract of employment for a definite period of time. That means that the employment relationship established by this letter is “at will” and either you or the Company may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause or notice. The Company may from time to time and in its own discretion, change the terms and conditions of your employment with or without notice.


To indicate your acceptance, please sign and return the enclosed copy of this letter to me.



Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


By: /s/ John Beck  
  John Beck,  
  Chief Financial Officer  




/s/Andrew J. Ritter  
Andrew J. Ritter