|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Note 9 - Subsequent Events
Restricted Stock Units
Effective October 4, 2022, the Company granted aggregate RSUs of 1,144,000 shares of common stock under the Company’s 2015 Stock Incentive Plan to various employees in exchange for services provided to the Company. These RSUs vest upon the achievement of corporate goals focused around product development and commercialization with further time-based vesting over three years, with one-third vesting on each of October 4, 2023, October 4, 2024 and October 4, 2025, subject to continued service of the award recipient to the Company through the applicable vesting dates, and will result in total compensation expense of $1,670,240. On October 13, 2022, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors approved the satisfactory achievement of two of the corporate goals, which will result in the vesting of the rights to 17.5% of the RSUs, or 200,200 RSUs, subject to the foregoing time-based vesting and conditioned upon the recipient’s continued service through the applicable vesting date.
Effective October 4, 2022, the Company granted aggregate RSUs of 450,000 shares of common stock under the Company’s 2015 Stock Incentive Plan to various employees in exchange for services provided to the Company. These RSUs vest upon the share price closing above $5.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive trading days within a period of three years from the date of grant, with further time-based vesting in a single installment six months after the timely achievement of the target, if at all, and subject to continued service. The estimated fair value of the RSUs that include a market vesting condition will be measured on the grant date using a Monte Carlo Simulation of a Geometric Brownian Motion stock path model and incorporating the probability of vesting occurring. The estimated fair value of these awards will be recognized over the derived service period (as determined by the valuation model), with such recognition occurring regardless of whether the market condition is met.
On October 4, 2022, 19,905 RSUs vested and resulted in the issuance of 13,022 shares of common stock. An aggregate 6,883 shares of common stock were withheld as taxes and returned as authorized shares to the Company’s 2015 Stock Incentive Plan.
On November 1, 2022, 21,750 RSUs vested and resulted in the issuance of 12,344 shares of common stock. An aggregate 9,406 shares of common stock were withheld as taxes and returned as authorized shares to the Company’s 2015 Stock Incentive Plan.
Effective October 7, 2022, the Company entered into a global supply agreement with a market leader in pet healthcare (the "Distributor"). Through Volition's supply agreement, the Distributor is engaged as a worldwide provider of the Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test through its reference laboratory network for cancer indications in animal health.