Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 27, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State of incorporation)


(Commission File No.)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


111 West Lemon Avenue

Monrovia, California 91016

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (626) 305-5900



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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.


(b) On July 27, 2018, Edgardo Baracchini, Jr., Ph.D. and Xencor, Inc. (the “Company”) mutually agreed that Dr. Baracchini will resign as the Company’s Chief Business Officer. In connection with Dr. Baracchini’s resignation, the Company and Dr. Baracchini entered into a Transition and Separation Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”).  Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, Dr. Baracchini will resign from the Company effective August 15, 2018 (the “Separation Date”), and will receive, as severance benefits, (a) a lump sum cash payment equal to the sum of (i) an amount equal to his current annual base salary for 12 months and (ii) an amount equal to his current target bonus, assuming achievement of 100% of corporate and personal goals, pro-rated based on the number of days worked in 2018, (b) accelerated vesting with respect to such number of outstanding stock options and other equity awards covering the Company’s common stock that are subject to time-based vesting requirements and would have otherwise vested had Dr. Baracchini been employed for an additional 12 months after the Separation Date, (c) the payment of COBRA premiums through the earliest of August 14, 2019, the date upon which he becomes ineligible for continued coverage under COBRA or the date upon which he becomes eligible for health insurance through a new employer and (d) an extension of the post-termination exercise period of his options to acquire Company common stock through August 14, 2019. The Separation Agreement contains a standard release of claims on the part of Dr. Baracchini.


The foregoing description of the terms of the Separation Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Separation Agreement, a copy of which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.






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


Date: August 2, 2018






/s/ Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D.



Bassil I. Dahiyat, Ph.D.



President and Chief Executive Officer