SAN JOSE, CA—(Marketwired – May 31, 2017) – Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUpÂ®, a revolutionary wire–free charging technology that provides over–the–air power at a distance, today announced it has issued inducement restricted stock units to twenty–one new non–executive employees.
On February 23, 2017, fourteen new non–executive employees were issued restricted stock unit awards covering a total of 307,500 shares of common stock, and on May 18, 2017, seven new non–executive employees were issued restricted stock unit awards covering a total of 136,625 shares of common stock. The restricted stock unit awards typically vest in four equal annual installments beginning either on the first anniversary of the date of hire of each of the new employees or on the second anniversary of the date of hire of each of the new employees and, in some cases, are subject to the achievement of performance conditions.
The awards were approved by the Company's compensation committee and were granted as an inducement material to the new employees entering into employment with the Company in accordance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4). The Company is making this announcement as required by Nasdaq rules.
About Energous Corporation
Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUpÂ® — an award–winning, wire–free charging technology that will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary radio frequency (RF) based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via radio bands, similar to a Wi–Fi router. WattUp differs from older wireless charging systems in that it delivers contained power, at a distance, to multiple devices — thus resulting in a wire–free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices. For more information, please visit Energous.com.
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