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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 16, 2023
Shockwave Medical, Inc.
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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.
On May 16, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Shockwave Medical, Inc. (the “Company”), upon the recommendation of the Board’s Nominating and ESG Committee, appointed Mr. Kevin J. Ballinger as a Class II member of the Board, effective May 16, 2023, to fill a vacancy on the Board resulting from an increase in the number of directors constituting the Board, and to serve until the earliest to occur of the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his successor is duly elected and qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation, disqualification or removal. Mr. Ballinger will serve on the Nominating and ESG Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board. Additionally, effective May 16, 2023, Antoine Papiernik, a Class II member of the Board, stepped down as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board and was appointed by the Board as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Since July 2020, Mr. Ballinger has been President of Aldevron, LLC (“Aldevron”), a privately held genomics company that was acquired by Danaher Corporation (“Danaher”) in August 2021. He also served as a member of Aldevron’s board of directors from July 2020 until the acquisition by Danaher. Prior to joining Aldevron, he spent 25 years at Boston Scientific Corporation (“Boston Scientific”), a publicly traded global company focused on a variety of interventional medical specialties. During his last nine years at Boston Scientific, Mr. Ballinger served as Executive Vice President and Global President of the Interventional Cardiology division. Mr. Ballinger has served on the board of directors of Silk Road Medical, Inc., a medical device company, since December 2020. Mr. Ballinger earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and his M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Mr. Ballinger’s healthcare industry experience provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve on the Board.
Mr. Ballinger will receive compensation in accordance with the Company’s standard compensatory arrangement for non-employee directors currently in effect which provides for (i) a cash payment for service as a member of the Board, Compensation Committee and Nominating and ESG Committee at an annual rate of $50,000, $7,500 and $5,000, respectively, and (ii) the grant of an initial equity award upon appointment to the Board in the form of a restricted stock unit (“RSU”) with a value of $277,500, based on the grant date closing price of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), and the grant of an annual RSU to each non-employee director continuing in service as of the date of the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in the form of a RSU with a value of $215,000,
based on the grant date closing price of the Common Stock.
Mr. Ballinger and the Company have entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement for directors and executive officers, the form of which was filed as Exhibit 10.8 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2023. There are no other material plans, contracts or arrangements in which Mr. Ballinger will participate in connection with his appointment. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Ballinger and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Ballinger was selected as a director. Mr. Ballinger has not been involved in any related person transactions with the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
On May 17, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Ballinger to the Board. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
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|Date: May 17, 2023||By: ||/s/ Daniel K. Puckett |
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SHOCKWAVE APPOINTS KEVIN BALLINGER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Santa Clara, Calif. — May 17, 2023 — Shockwave Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWAV), a pioneer in the development and commercialization of transformational technologies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, announced today that Kevin Ballinger has joined its Board of Directors and will serve on Shockwave’s Nominating and ESG Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board.
“I am excited to welcome Kevin to our Board of Directors,” said Ray Larkin, Chairman of Shockwave Board of Directors. “His background and depth of experience in executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry – and in interventional cardiology in particular – will be invaluable to Shockwave as we continue to grow IVL while at the same time expanding the population of patients we serve with our future technologies.”
Mr. Ballinger, who is a recognized leader in the healthcare industry with over 25 years of professional experience, has served since July 2020 as President of Aldevron, LLC (“Aldevron”), a privately held genomics company that was acquired by Danaher Corporation (“Danaher”) in August 2021. He also served as a member of Aldevron’s board of directors from July 2020 until the acquisition by Danaher. Prior to joining Aldevron, he spent 25 years at Boston Scientific Corporation (“Boston Scientific”), a publicly traded global company focused on a variety of interventional medical specialties. During his last nine years at Boston Scientific, Mr. Ballinger served as Executive Vice President and Global President of the Interventional Cardiology division. Mr. Ballinger has served on the board of directors of Silk Road Medical, Inc., a medical device company, since December 2020. Mr. Ballinger earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and his M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
“Shockwave Medical is a true leader in the medical device industry and I am honored to join this incredible team as a member of the Board of Directors,” said Mr. Ballinger. “I have been so impressed by the extraordinary work that has been done by this group to help patients around the world with IVL as a life-changing solution. I look forward to helping to influence the continued future growth and success of Shockwave as we serve even more patients with both IVL and Shockwave’s compelling pipeline of products.”
About Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Shockwave Medical is a leader in the development and commercialization of innovative products that are transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Its first-of-its-kind Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) technology has transformed the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by safely using sonic pressure waves to disrupt challenging calcified plaque, resulting in significantly improved patient outcomes. Shockwave has also recently acquired the Neovasc Reducer, which is under clinical investigation in the United States and is
CE Marked in the European Union and the United Kingdom. By redistributing blood flow within the heart, the Reducer is designed to provide relief to the millions of patients worldwide suffering from refractory angina. Learn more at www.shockwavemedical.com and www.neovasc.com.