EX-10.12 15 inmune_ex1012.htm INCENTIVE OPTION AGREEMENT WITH EMPLOYEES inmune_ex1012.htm







Incentive Stock Option Agreement


This INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), made and entered into on the __ day of ______, 20__, to be effective as of such date (the “Grant Date”), by and between ________________ (the “Participant”) and INmune Bio, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), sets forth the terms and conditions of stock options issued to the Participant pursuant to the Company's 2017 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) and this Agreement, which options have been approved by the Company’s Board of Directors. Any capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meaning prescribed in Annex A or in the Plan.


1. Grant of Stock Option. Subject to the provisions of this Agreement and the Plan, the Company hereby grants to the Participant an option (the “Option”) to purchase up to __________ shares of the Company's common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”). The Option is granted as of the Grant Date pursuant to, and subject to the terms and conditions of, the Plan.


2. Exercise Price. The exercise price per share of Common Stock subject to the Option is $______ (the “Exercise Price”).


3. Vesting. Subject to Section 4 hereof, the Option shall vest as follows: (i) the Option to purchase ________ shares of Common Stock shall vest immediately as of the Grant Date, (ii) the Option to purchase the remaining ______ shares shall vest at the rate of ______ share per month over twenty-four months, so long as the Participant continuously remains an employee, officer, director or consultant of the Company from the Grant Date through such vesting date(s). The Option shall be exercisable on any date to the extent vested and outstanding on such date. For purposes of this Agreement, employment or service relationship with the Company shall include employment with or provision of services to the Company's affiliates (including Subsidiaries) and/or its successors. As set forth in Section 14 herein, nothing in this Agreement or the Plan shall confer upon the Participant any right to continue in the employ or service of the Company or any of its affiliates (including Subsidiaries) or interfere in any way with the right of the Company or any such affiliates (including Subsidiaries) to terminate the Participant's employment or service relationship at any time. In the event of any “Change of Control”, all of the options granted hereunder shall automatically and immediately vest. For purposes of this Option, the term Change of Control shall mean: the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company; any merger, consolidation or acquisition of the Company with, by or into another corporation, entity or person which results in another party acquiring more than 50% of the entity. To avoid ambiguity, the Participant acknowledges that a reverse merger of the Company into a public entity wherein the pre-merger shareholders of the Company still own more than 50.1% of the combined company shall not constitute a Change of Control.




4. Termination of Employment or Service.


(a) In the event of the Participant's termination of employment or service relationshipby either the Company or its affiliates (including Subsidiaries) without Cause, or by the Participant, any portion of the Option that has not vested as of the date of such termination of employment or service relationship shall immediately expire, and the vested Option shall expire within 90 days after such termination of employment or service relationship. In the event of the Participant's termination of employment or service relationship by reason of the Participant's death or Disability, the vested Option shall expire within 180 days after such termination of employment or service relationship. To the extent Cause or Disability are defined in a binding employment agreement between the Company and the Participant the definition in such employment agreement shall govern these terms.


(b) In the event of the Participant's termination of employment or service relationship or consultant, by the Company or its affiliates (including Subsidiaries) for Cause, any portion of the Option that are outstanding as of the date of such termination of employment or service relationship shall immediately be forfeited.


5. Term of Option. All unexercised options shall expire as to all shares of Common Stock underlying the Option on ___, 20__ (the “Expiration Date”), unless sooner terminated as provided in Section 4 hereof.


6. Method of Stock Option Exercise.


(a) The Option may be exercised during its term, in whole or in part, to the extent it has become vested and exercisable pursuant to Sections 3 and/or 4 and has not yet been forfeited or expired, by the Participant providing notice in writing to the Chief Financial Officer of the Company (the “CFO”), signifying the Participant’s election to exercise the Option (the “Notice of Exercise”). The Notice of Exercise shall be in such manner and on such form as designated by the CFO and pursuant to procedures established by the CFO and/or the Company. The Company may in the future change the person designated to receive such Notice(s) of Exercise, to any other agent or employee of the Company. In the event of any such change, the Company shall provide notice to the Participant.


(b) The payment of the Exercise Price shall be subject to the following:


(i) Payment of Exercise Price. The Exercise Price shall be payable in cash or by wire transfer to the Company’s bank account, for the full purchase price of the shares being purchased, plus such amount, if any, as is required for withholding taxes and for fees related to any agent(s), if applicable.




(ii) If requested by the Company, a written acknowledgement by the Participant, in the form contained in the Notice of Exercise that an investment in the Common Stock of the Company involves a high degree of risk, that the Participant has received a copy of the Company's financial statements for the most recently ended fiscal year for which such statement is available, and that the Participant has had the opportunity to ask questions of management concerning the Company prior to the exercise of the Option (the Company to provide such information as the Participant may reasonably request in writing, provided that such information has been disclosed to the public).


(iii) The Exercise Price per share of Common Stock purchased upon the exercise of the Option shall be paid at the time of such exercise.


(c) This Option may also be exercised, in whole or in part, at such time by means of a “cashless exercise” in which the Participant shall be entitled to receive a number of share of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Option equal to the quotient obtained by dividing [(A-B)(X)] by(A), where:




(A) =

the average closing price per share of Common Stock for the five (5) days prior to the Notice of Exercise;


(B) =

the Exercise Price of this Option, as adjusted hereunder; and


(X) =

the number of shares of Common Stock (issuable upon exercise of the Option) that would be issuable upon exercise of this Option in accordance with the terms of this Option if such exercise were by means of a cash exercise rather than a cashless exercise.





For illustration purposes, if A = $1.00 per share, and B = $0.50 per share and X = 100,000 shares, if the Participant converted on a cashless basis, he would receive 50,000 shares calculated as follows:



1.00 – 0.50 x 100,000







In the event that the Company is not publicly traded, the Participant may exercise this Option on a cashless basis by using the last price per share at which at least $500,000 of shares or the conversion price of securities convertible into Common Stock was offered at and sold.


(d) The Company may cause each certificate evidencing the purchased Common Stock to be endorsed with one or more legends setting forth the restrictions on transfer or otherwise of such Common Stock.




(e) Certificates for shares of the Common Stock so purchased will be issued as soon as practicable. The Company, however, shall not be required to issue or deliver a certificate for any shares until it has complied with all requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, any stock exchange on which the Company’s Common Stock may then be listed and all applicable state laws in connection with the issuance or sale of such shares or the listing of such shares on said exchange. Until the issuance of the certificate for such shares, the Participant, or such other person as may be entitled to exercise the Option, shall have none of the rights of a stockholder with respect to shares subject to the Option.


7. Taxes. If the Company, in its discretion, determines that it is obligated to withhold any tax in connection with the exercise of the Option, the Participant must make arrangements satisfactory to the Company to pay or provide for any applicable federal, state and local withholding obligations of the Company. Withholding for federal, state or local tax obligation relating to the exercise of the Option will be made, if and as required by law, from Participant’s then current compensation, or, if such current compensation is insufficient to satisfy withholding tax liability, the Company may require the Participant to make a cash payment to cover such liability as a condition of the exercise of the Option.


8. Qualification as an Incentive Stock Option. It is understood that this Option is intended to qualify as an incentive stock option as defined in Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) to the extent permitted under applicable law. Accordingly, the Participant understands that in order to obtain the benefits of an incentive stock option, no sale or other disposition may be made of shares for which incentive stock option treatment is desired until the greater of one (1) year following the date of exercise of the Option or within two (2) years from the Grant Date. The Participant understands and agrees that the Company shall not be liable or responsible for any additional tax liability the Participant incurs in the event that the Internal Revenue Service for any reason determines that this Option does not qualify as an incentive stock option within the meaning of the Code.


9. Disqualifying Disposition. If the Participant disposes of the shares of Common Stock prior to the expiration of either two (2) years from the Grant Date or one (1) year from the date the shares are transferred to the Participant pursuant to the exercise of the Option (a "Disqualifying Disposition"), the Participant shall notify the Company in writing within thirty (30) days after such disposition of the date and terms of such disposition. The Participant also agrees to provide the Company with any information concerning any such dispositions as the Company requires for tax purposes.


10. Non-transferability. The Option shall not be transferable by the Participant other than pursuant to the terms of the Plan or by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. The Option shall be exercisable, subject to the terms of the Plan and this Agreement, only by the Participant, the Participant's estate or beneficiary, the guardian or legal representative of the Participant, or any person to whom such Option is transferred pursuant to this Section 10. For purposes of this Section 10, the term “Participant” includes such guardian, legal representative and other permitted transferee.




11. Successors, Assigns and Transferees. This Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties hereto and each of their respective successors, assigns and permitted transferees (including, upon the death of the Participant, the Participant's estate).


12. Administration. The authority to manage and control the operation and administration of this Agreement shall be vested in the Committee, and the Committee shall have all powers with respect to this Agreement as it has with respect to the Plan. In the event of any question or controversy relating to the terms of the Plan and this Agreement, the decision of the Committee shall be conclusive.


13. Incorporation of Plan. Subject to the limitations contained in Section 12 of this Agreement, all terms and conditions of the Plan are incorporated herein and made part hereof as if stated herein. The Participant may obtain a copy of the Plan by contacting the Company's Chief Executive Officer.


14. Not an Employment or Service Contract. Neither this Agreement nor the Option, or the Plan, shall confer on the Participant any right with respect to continuance of employment or other service with the Company or any of its affiliates (including Subsidiaries), nor shall they interfere in any way with any right(s) that the Company or any such affiliates (including Subsidiaries) would otherwise have to terminate or modify the terms of the Participant's employment or other service, at any time.


15. Insider Trading Policy. The Participant hereby certifies as to his agreement to comply with any policies, instructions, guidelines or procedures covering trading in the Company’s securities that the Company adopts from time to time, as may relate to the Option and underlying shares issued hereunder.


16. Exercise on certain Record Dates. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or the Plan, in the event the Company sets a record date (“Record Date”) in connection with a distribution of bonus shares or dividends, rights offering, stock split, reverse stock split or capital reduction (each an “Event”), the Participant shall not be eligible to exercise the Option on the Record Date.


17. Integration. This Agreement and the other documents referred to herein, including without limitation the Plan, or delivered pursuant hereto, which form a part hereof contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to their subject matter. There are no restrictions, agreements, promises, representations, warranties, covenants or undertakings with respect to the subject matter hereof other than those expressly set forth herein. This Agreement, including without limitation the Plan, supersedes all prior agreements and understandings between the parties with respect to its subject matter.




18. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but which together constitute one and the same instrument. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any duly authorized officer of the Company may execute this Agreement by providing an appropriate facsimile signature and any counterpart or amendment hereto containing such facsimile signature shall for all purposes be deemed an original instrument duly executed by the Company.


19. Modification; Waiver. No provision of this Agreement may be amended, modified, or waived unless such amendment or modification is agreed to in writing and signed by the Participant and by a duly authorized officer of the Company, and such waiver is set forth in writing and signed by the party to be charged. No waiver by either party hereto at any time of any breach by the other party hereto of any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by such other party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same or at any prior or subsequent time.






IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Participant has executed this Agreement on the Participant's own behalf, thereby representing that the Participant has carefully read and understands this Agreement and the Plan as of the day and year first written above, and the Company has caused this Agreement to be executed in its name and on its behalf, all as of the date first written above.












Raymond J. Tesi  


Title: Chief Executive Officer and President  



Agreed to and Accepted

this ___ day of _____, 20___























Annex A


Certain Definitions


A. “Cause” shall only mean



(i) the willful and continued failure of the Participant to perform substantially the Participant’s duties (other than any such failure resulting from bodily injury or disease or any other incapacity due to mental or physical illness) after a written demand for substantial performance is delivered to the Participant by the Company, which specifically identifies the manner in which the Company believes the Participant has not substantially performed the Participant’s duties; or





(ii) the willful engaging by the Participant in illegal conduct or gross misconduct that is materially and demonstrably detrimental to the Company and/or its affiliates (including Subsidiaries), monetarily or otherwise.





For purposes of this provision, no act, or failure to act, on the part of the Participant shall be considered “willful” unless done, or omitted to be done, by the Participant in bad faith or without reasonable belief that the Participant’s action or omission was in the best interests of the Company. Any act, or failure to act, based upon authority given pursuant to a resolution duly adopted by the Board, upon the instructions of the Chairman or another Board Member of the Company, upon the instructions of the Company's Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer, or based upon the advice of counsel for the Company shall be conclusively presumed to be done, or omitted to be done, by the Participant in good faith and in the best interests of the Company and its affiliates (including Subsidiaries).





(iii) the Participant’s conviction of, or plea of nolo contendere to, any felony of theft, fraud, embezzlement or violent crime.


B. “Disability” shall mean the absence of the Participant from the Participant’s duties under his employment or service relationship on a full-time basis for an aggregate of 180 days within any given period of 270 consecutive days (in addition to any statutorily required leave of absence and any leave of absence approved by the Company) as a result of incapacity of the Participant, despite any reasonable accommodation required by law, due to bodily injury or disease or any other mental or physical illness, which will, in the opinion of a physician selected by the Company or its insurers and acceptable to the Participant or the Participant’s legal representative, be permanent and continuous during the remainder of the Participant’s life.