8-K 1 ea131181-8k_protara.htm CURRENT REPORT







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 1, 2020

Protara Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   001-36694   20-4580525
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File No.)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)



1 Little West 12th Street

New York, NY

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 844-0337



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   TARA   The Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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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.

Executive Officer Promotion and Compensation

On December 1, 2020, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Protara Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the promotion of Jacqueline Zummo, Ph.D., MPH, MBA to the role of Chief Scientific Operations Officer (the “Promotion”), effective as of January 1, 2021 (the “Effective Date”). Dr. Zummo previously served as our Senior Vice President, Research Operations. In connection with the Promotion, following recommendation by the Compensation Committee of the Board (the “Committee”), the Board approved, effective as of the Effective Date, an increase in Dr. Zummo’s annual base salary to $405,000 and an increase in Dr. Zummo’s annual discretionary performance bonus percentage to 40% of her then-current base salary.

In connection with the Promotion and following recommendation by the Committee, the Board also approved the grant of a stock option to Dr. Zummo to purchase 66,700 shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”). The stock option will be granted under the Company’s Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan on January 4, 2021 and will have a per share exercise price equal to the closing price of the Common Stock as reported on The Nasdaq Capital Market on such date. The shares subject to such stock option will vest over four years of continuous service by Dr. Zummo to the Company, with 25% of the shares subject to the option vesting upon completion of one year of service measured from the Effective Date and the balance of the shares vesting monthly thereafter for the next three years.




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


        Protara Therapeutics, Inc.
Dated: December 7, 2020       By:  

/s/ Blaine Davis


Blaine Davis

Chief Financial Officer