COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following Genmab A/S' (Copenhagen:GEN) Annual General Meeting held on March 17, 2016, the Company's Board of Directors met to constitute itself. Mats Pettersson was appointed Chairman and Dr. Anders Gersel Pedersen was appointed Deputy Chairman. It was decided to issue 24,350 warrants to employees of the Company and one of the Company's subsidiaries.
The exercise price for each warrant is DKK 815.50. Each warrant entitles the owner to subscribe one share of nominally DKK 1. On the basis of an exercise price of DKK 815.50 and by application of the Black-Scholes formula, the average value of each warrant can be calculated as DKK 286.20 based on an interest rate of -0.019% and the historical volatility of Genmab A/S shares calculated at 43.78%.
The warrants vest in blocks of 25% one, two, three and four years after the grant date, and all warrants expire at the seventh anniversary of the grant date. The new warrants were granted pursuant to the warrant plan adopted by the board on April 25, 2012. Information concerning Genmab's warrant schemes can be found on www.genmab.com under Investors > Stock information > Warrants.
Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company has two approved antibodies, Arzerra(r) (ofatumumab) for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications and DARZALEX(r) (daratumumab) for the treatment of heavily pretreated or double refractory multiple myeloma. Daratumumab is in clinical development for additional multiple myeloma indications and for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Genmab also has a broad clinical and pre-clinical product pipeline. Genmab's technology base consists of validated and proprietary next generation antibody technologies - the DuoBody(r) platform for generation of bispecific antibodies, and the HexaBody(r) platform which creates effector function enhanced antibodies. The company intends to leverage these technologies to create opportunities for full or co-ownership of future products. Genmab has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information visit www.genmab.com.
Rachel Curtis Gravesen, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
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Genmab A/S and its subsidiaries own the following trademarks: Genmab(r); the Y-shaped Genmab logo(r); Genmab in combination with the Y-shaped Genmab logo(tm); the DuoBody logo(r); the HexaBody logo(tm); HuMax(r); HuMax-CD20(r); DuoBody(r); HexaBody(r) and UniBody(r). Arzerra(r) is a trademark of Novartis AG or its affiliates. DARZALEX(r) is a trademark of Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Company Announcement no. 14
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