On 17 January 2017 we announced the appointment of Dr. Walid Abi-Saab as Chief Medical Officer and member of the executive committee, beginning on 1 March 2017.
On 20 January 2017 the board of directors conditionally issued 150,000 warrants within the framework of the authorized capital, for the benefit of Dr. Abi-Saab (“Warrant Plan 2016 (B)”). The issuance of the warrants is subject to acceptance by Dr. Abi-Saab. These warrants have a term of eight years and an exercise price of €62.50.
On 1 February 2017 we announced the dosing of the first patient with CF Class III (F508del and a gating mutation like G551D) with our novel CF corrector GLPG2222 as an add-on to Kalydeco in a Phase 2a study. We also announced the opening of an Investigational New Drug file with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for GLPG2222, which triggered a $10 million milestone payment from AbbVie to Galapagos.