CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Related Person Transaction Policy
We have adopted a related person transaction policy that sets forth our procedures for the identification, review, consideration and approval or ratification of related person transactions, which became effective upon the consummation of our initial public offering in July 2018. For purposes of our policy only, a “related person transaction” is defined as a transaction, arrangement or relationship (or any series of similar transactions, arrangements or relationships) in which we and any “related person” are participants involving an amount that exceeds $120,000.
A related person is defined as any executive officer, director or a holder of more than 5% of our common stock, including any of their immediate family members and any entity owned or controlled by such persons.
Under the policy, where a transaction has been identified as a related person transaction, management must present information regarding the proposed related person transaction to our Audit Committee (or, where review by our Audit Committee would be inappropriate, to another independent body of our Board) for review. The presentation is to include a description of, among other things, the material facts, the direct and indirect interests of the related persons, the benefits of the transaction to us and whether any alternative transactions are available. To identify related person transactions in advance, we rely on information supplied by our executive officers, directors and certain significant stockholders. In considering related person transactions, our Audit Committee or other independent body of our Board will take into account the relevant available facts and circumstances which may include:
the risks, costs and benefits to us;
the impact on a director's independence in the event the related person is a director, immediate family member of a director or an entity with which a director is affiliated;
the terms of the transaction;
the availability of other sources for comparable services or products, if applicable; and
the terms available to or from, as the case may be, unrelated third parties or to or from our colleagues generally.
The policy requires that, in determining whether to approve, ratify or reject a related person transaction, our Audit Committee, or other independent body of our Board of Directors, is to consider, in light of known circumstances, whether the transaction is in, or is not inconsistent with, our best interests and those of our stockholders, as our Audit Committee, or other independent body of our Board of Directors, determines in the good faith exercise of its discretion. In the event a director has an interest in the proposed transaction, the director must recuse himself or herself from the deliberations and approval.
Registration Rights to Directors and Officers
In connection with our initial public offering, we granted certain registration rights to Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Barber pursuant to their employment agreements and to MRX Partners LLC, Monoline RX L.P., Monoline Rx II, L.P., Monoline Rx III, L.P., Monoline Rx Genpar, MonoSol Investors L.P., Douglas K. Bratton, Gregory B. Brown, M.D., John S. Cochran, Santo J. Costa, Keith J. Kendall, Nancy S. Lurker, James S. Scibetta and A. Mark Schobel. Pursuant to the terms of the registration rights agreement, if, following the completion of our initial public offering, we were to register any of our securities for public sale in another offering, these related parties would have the right to include their shares in the registration statement, subject to reduction provisions whereby the Company and the underwriters of any underwritten offering would have the right to limit the number of shares registered by these holders if they were to determine that marketing factors require limitation. In such a case the number of shares to be registered would be apportioned pro rata among these holders, according to the total amount of registrable securities entitled to be included by each holder. Pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statements on Form S-3 filed with the SEC on September 11, 2019 and on January 8, 2021, shares of our common stock were registered for resale, pursuant to such registration rights, for each of Keith J. Kendall, John T. Maxwell, Daniel Barber, Lori J. Braender, Peter Boyd, Theresa Wood, Gregory B. Brown, M.D., Santo H. Costa and James S. Scibetta