Shares, warrants or other rights to acquire shares awarded to, exercised by or expired for the executive committee members during financial year 2016
In 2016, only warrants were offered to the members of the executive committee, and no shares or other rights to acquire shares were awarded. No warrants expired for members of the executive committee in 2016 and, in aggregate, 215,000 warrants were exercised by members of the executive committee in 2016 (130,000 warrants were exercised by Onno van de Stolpe, 45,000 warrants by Piet Wigerinck and 40,000 warrants by Andre Hoekema). The board of directors does not consider the granted warrants as a variable remuneration, as they are not subject to any performance criteria. The following number of warrants were offered to and accepted by members of the executive committee in 2016, under Warrant Plan 2016, issued by the board of directors under the authorized capital on 1 June 2016, to Mr. Van de Stolpe: 100,000 warrants, to each of Dr. Wigerinck and Mr. Filius: 60,000 warrants, and Dr. Hoekema: 55,000 warrants.
The warrants issued under Warrant Plan 2016 have an exercise price of €46.10 per warrant, a life time of 8 years, and vest only and fully at the end of the third calendar year after the year of the grant, except for Mr. Van de Stolpe, whose warrants vest over a period of 36 months at a rate of 1/36th per month. The warrants cannot be exercised prior to the end of the third calendar year after the year of the grant; they are not transferable, and each warrant gives the right to subscribe to one share of Galapagos NV.
At the end of 2016, Mr. Van de Stolpe owned 628,289 shares of Galapagos NV and 706,874 warrants. The other members of the executive committee held an aggregate of 35,352 shares and 970,000 warrants. The other members of the board held an aggregate of 49,844 shares and 165,240 warrants. Each warrant entitles its holder to subscribe to one share of Galapagos NV.