Scholar Rock Announces New Employment Inducement Grant Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)


Scholar Rock (NASDAQ: SRRK), a Phase 3 clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of serious diseases in which protein growth factors play a fundamental role today announced that the company granted equity awards as a material inducement to an employee hired by Scholar Rock in September 2022. The award is subject to all terms and conditions and other provisions set forth in the Company’s 2022 Inducement Plan (the “Plan”) and form of stock option agreement thereunder.

The Plan, which was adopted by the Company’s board of directors on June 16, 2022, is used exclusively for the grant of equity awards to individuals who were not previously employees of Scholar Rock, or following a bona fide period of non-employment, as an inducement material to such individuals entering into employment with Scholar Rock, pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).

Jay Backstrom, M.D., M.P.H. was granted a stock option to purchase an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with a per share exercise price of $8.85 on September 20, 2022 (the “Grant Date”). The stock option award will vest with respect to 25% of the shares of common stock underlying the award on the first anniversary of the Grant Date, and the remaining 75% of the shares of common stock underlying the Stock Option Award shall vest in 12 equal quarterly installments thereafter, subject to Dr. Backstrom’s continuing service at the Company through the applicable vesting date.

About Scholar Rock

Scholar Rock is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines for the treatment of serious diseases in which signaling by protein growth factors plays a fundamental role. Scholar Rock is creating a pipeline of novel product candidates with the potential to transform the lives of patients suffering from a wide range of serious diseases, including neuromuscular disorders, cancer, and fibrosis. Scholar Rock’s approach to targeting the molecular mechanisms of growth factor activation enabled it to develop a proprietary platform for the discovery and development of monoclonal antibodies that locally and selectively target these signaling proteins at the cellular level. By developing product candidates that act in the disease microenvironment, the Company intends to avoid the historical challenges associated with inhibiting growth factors for therapeutic effect. Scholar Rock believes its focus on biologically validated growth factors may facilitate a more efficient development path. For more information, please visit or follow Scholar Rock on Twitter (@ScholarRock) and LinkedIn (

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