BRANFORD, Conn., Aug. 31, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CASM), announced that on August 27, 2010, the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors granted an inducement option grant and two inducement restricted stock grants to Mr. Thomas Patton as a component of his employment compensation. This press release is being made pursuant to NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) related to inducement grants. CASMED previously announced that Thomas Patton has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the company's Board of Directors.
- an inducement option to purchase up to 350,000 shares of CASMED common stock. The exercise price of this option is equal to the closing price of the common stock on August 27, 2010 ($2.10). The options vest in equal monthly installments over four years from the date of grant. These options expire after a term of ten years from the date of grant.
- an inducement restricted stock grant of 250,000 shares vesting over time through October 1, 2014 (vesting 20,833 shares on December 30, 2010; 15,625 shares each quarter beginning April 1, 2011; and a final 10,417 shares on October 1, 2014).
- an inducement restricted stock grant of 150,000 shares vesting only if CASMED common stock has maintained an average closing price per share of at least $4.15 (subject to adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends and the like) over a period of sixty consecutive trading days.