EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADMS) Adamas today announced that its new General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Jennifer Rhodes, received a grant of an option to purchase 67,500 shares of the company's common stock, at a per share exercise price of $14.70, the closing trading price on May 6, 2016, and 11,250 restricted stock units, pursuant to the terms of her employment agreement with Adamas. The stock options and restricted stock units vest over four years and were granted pursuant to the Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2016 Inducement Plan, which was approved by the company's board of directors in March 2016 under Rule 5653(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Global Market for equity grants to induce new employees to enter into employment with the company.
About Adamas Pharmaceuticals
Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is driven to improve the lives of those affected by chronic disorders of the central nervous system. The company seeks to achieve this by modifying the pharmacokinetic profiles of approved drugs to create novel therapeutics for use alone and in fixed-dose combination products. Adamas is currently developing ADS-5102, its lead wholly owned product candidate, for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia associated with Parkinson's disease and for the treatment of major symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis in patients with walking impairment. The company is also evaluating ADS-4101, an extended-release version of an FDA-approved single-agent compound for the treatment of epilepsy. In addition, under a license agreement with Forest Laboratories Holdings Limited, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Allergan plc., the company is eligible to receive royalties from Forest on sales of Namenda XR® and Namzaric™ beginning in June of 2018 and May of 2020, respectively. For more information, please visit www.adamaspharma.com.
Namzaric™ is a trademark of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Namenda XR® is a registered trademark of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA.
For questions, please contact: Susan Lehner Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Phone: 510-450-3567
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