Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 18, 2016



ConforMIS, Inc.

(Exact Name of Company as Specified in Charter)








(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


28 Crosby Drive

Bedford, MA 01730

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Company’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 345-9001



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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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 18, 2016, our Board, on the recommendation of our Compensation Committee, approved ConforMIS, Inc.’s (the “Company,” “we” or “us”) entry into retention arrangements with Paul Weiner, our Chief Financial Officer, and Daniel Steines, our Chief Technology Officer and certain other officers and employees.  The retention arrangements provide for the following modifications to the compensation arrangements for Mr. Weiner and Dr. Steines (each an “Executive”):


i.                  Dr. Steines’s base salary for 2016 will increase, retroactive to February 1, 2016, from $298,700 to $313,000;


ii.               The Executives’ employment agreements were amended to provide that all equity awards will be subject to acceleration of vesting in the event acceleration is required upon certain terminations set forth in the Executives’ employment agreements; and


iii.            Subject to the execution of a release of claims, and in the event we terminate the Executive’s employment other than for cause (as defined in his employment agreement) or if the Executive terminates his employment with us for good reason (as defined in his employment agreement), the Executive is entitled to:


a.              the continuation of his base salary and health insurance coverage for twelve months (the “Severance Period”); provided, however that the Severance Period shall remain in effect for 12 months after the date on which our next Chief Executive Officer commences employment (the “CEO Commencement Date”) and thereafter will be reduced by one month at the end of each month following the first anniversary of the CEO Commencement Date up to a maximum six month reduction (the “Reduction Formula”);


b.              accelerated vesting of all of outstanding equity awards such that the number of shares subject to such award that would have become vested had the Executive continued to be employed by us for the one year following his termination date shall vest on the date the release of claims becomes binding; provided, however, that such vesting acceleration shall remain in effect for twelve months after the CEO Commencement Date and thereafter the number of shares subject to such enhanced accelerated vesting shall  be reduced in accordance with the Reduction Formula.


The benefits described in clause (iii) above will terminate in the event a new Chief Executive Officer is not hired within eighteen months of May 18, 2016.






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: May 24, 2016


/s/ Paul Weiner



Paul Weiner



Chief Financial Officer