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Form 8-K for DIADEXUS, INC.


5-Nov-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On October 30, 2013, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of diaDexus, Inc. (the "Company") approved the Key Employee Severance Benefit Plan (the "Plan") to provide consistency in severance benefit rights across the Company's executive team. The Compensation Committee has the authority to select which employees of the Company will be eligible to participate in the Plan (each a "Participant"). The initial Participants include the executive officers of the Company. Each Participant must sign a participation notice in the form attached to the Plan to confirm their participation and agreement to the Plan's terms.

Subject to the conditions of the Plan, the Company will provide the following cash severance benefits to a Participant who is subject to an involuntary termination without Cause: (1) a lump sum cash payment in an amount equal to such Participant's base salary for the number of months determined based on the Participant's position, and (2) payment of the premiums for continued post-termination health insurance coverage for up to the same number of months. Benefits are 12 months for our Chief Executive Officer, six months for our executives at or above the level of Senior Vice President, and four months for other selected Participants. If the Participant is subject to either an involuntary termination without Cause or resignation for Good Reason in connection with a Change in Control (as each term is defined in the Plan), then in addition to the cash severance benefits, each Participant's then outstanding and unvested compensatory equity awards will become fully vested as of immediately prior to the qualifying termination. As a condition to receiving the severance benefits, each Participant must sign a release of claims.

The foregoing is only a summary of the material terms of the Plan, does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties thereunder and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit
  No.        Description

10.1         diaDexus, Inc. Key Employee Severance Benefit Plan, adopted October
             30, 2013


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