Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIRM), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a late-stage pipeline of novel therapies for debilitating liver diseases, today announced the appointment of Peter Radovich as its chief operating officer with oversight of commercial operations, technical operations, supply chain and corporate development. Mr. Radovich joins Mirum with nearly 20 years leading biopharmaceutical development and commercialization programs, having served most recently as executive vice president, operations for South San Francisco-based Global Blood Therapeutics.
"I am thrilled to welcome Peter to Mirum and look forward to working together to deliver new treatments to patients with rare liver diseases," said Chris Peetz, president and chief executive officer, Mirum. "Peter is an effective leader and brings a patient-first mentality fitting with the Mirum strategy. His extensive experience launching life-changing medicines and recent NDA experience make him an impactful addition to our leadership team as we prepare to initiate a rolling submission of a new drug application with the FDA for maralixibat for the treatment of cholestatic pruritus associated with Alagille syndrome in the third quarter of 2020."
In connection with his employment, the Compensation Committee of Mirum’s Board of Directors granted Mr. Radovich an inducement award consisting of a non-qualified stock option to purchase 185,000 shares of common stock under Mirum’s 2020 Inducement Plan. The Compensation Committee of Mirum’s Board of Directors approved the award as an inducement material to Mr. Radovich’s employment in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).
The stock option has an exercise price per share equal to $16.26 per share, Mirum’s closing trading price on April 28, 2020, and will vest over four years, with 25% of the underlying shares vesting on the one-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date and the balance of the underlying shares vesting monthly thereafter over 36 months, subject to Mr. Radovich's continued service relationship with Mirum through the applicable vesting dates. The award is subject to the terms and conditions of Mirum’s 2020 Inducement Plan and the terms and conditions of an award agreement covering the grant.
About Mirum Pharmaceuticals
Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a late-stage pipeline of novel therapies for debilitating liver diseases. The company’s lead product candidate, maralixibat, is an investigational oral drug in development for Alagille syndrome (ALGS) and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). For more information, visit MirumPharma.com. Follow Mirum on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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Ian Clements, Ph.D.