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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 23, 2017



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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. 


Appointment of Director

On October 23, 2017, Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH, was appointed to the Board of Directors (the Board) of CytomX Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), effective October 23, 2017, as a Class III director, with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders, filling a vacancy.  

Dr. Fuchs will receive the Company’s standard non-employee director compensation as described under “Director Compensation” in the Company’s Form 10-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2017.  Pursuant to this program, upon appointment to the Board, Dr. Fuchs received an option under the Company’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan to purchase 28,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price of $20.04, the closing price of the Company’s common stock on October 23, 2017. The option will vest and become exercisable as to 1/36th of the shares subject to the option on each monthly anniversary of the date of appointment to the Board, subject to Dr. Fuchs’ continued service to the Company through each applicable vesting date.  The Company is entering into an indemnification agreement with Dr. Fuchs, the form of which was filed as Exhibit 10.16 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 28, 2015.

There have not been any transactions since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, nor are there any proposed transactions, in which the Company was or is to be a participant involving amounts exceeding $120,000 and in which Dr. Fuchs had or will have a direct or indirect material interest. There are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Fuchs and the Company or any other persons pursuant to which Dr. Fuchs was appointed as a director of the Company.

On October 24, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the events described above, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.










Press Release of CytomX Therapeutics, Inc., dated October 24, 2017











Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.














Date: October 24, 2017










/s/ Cynthia J. Ladd






Cynthia J. Ladd






Senior Vice President and General Counsel