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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 5, 2008
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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 March 5, 2008, the Compensation Committee of Alfacell Corporation (the Company) granted to its Chief Executive Officer, Kuslima Shogen, stock options to purchase 250,000 shares of the Companys stock as a bonus for the Companys execution of a license agreement with Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. for the marketing, sales and distribution rights in the United States to the Companys lead drug candidate, ONCONASE®. These options have an exercise price of $2.18, the closing price of the Companys common stock on March 5, 2008, the date of the grant, and will be exercisable for a period of ten years from such date. These options vested immediately upon grant.
On March 10, 2008 the Compensation Committee approved an increase in Ms. Shogens annual salary, from $236,500 to $300,000 for fiscal year 2008 with application retroactive to August 1, 2007. This increase resulted from an analysis performed by an independent consulting firm retained by the Compensation Committee in January 2008, which reviewed and compared the Companys executive compensation practices in relation to those of other public companies that were considered comparable to the Company based upon the similarity of their business to the Company and their closeness in size to the Company in terms of market capitalization.
Based upon the analysis completed by the independent consulting firm, on March 5, 2008, the Compensation Committee also made the following decisions with regard to the compensation of Lawrence A. Kenyon, the Companys Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, to reflect his increased responsibilities resulting from his promotion to chief operating officer in November 2007:
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: March 11, 2008||By: /s/ Lawrence A. Kenyon|
|Lawrence A. Kenyon|
|Executive Vice President, Chief Financial|
|Officer, Chief Operating Officer and|