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Form 8-K for DEPOMED INC


Change in Directors or Principal Officers

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

Executive Compensation

On February 18, 2014, the Compensation Committee approved 2014 base salaries for the Company's executive officers, and approved the payment of bonuses for 2014 performance to executive officers pursuant to the Company's bonus plan. Also on February 18, 2014, the Compensation Committee approved grants to the Company's executive officers of (i) options to purchase the Company's common stock
("Options") pursuant to the Company's 2004 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan")
and (ii) awards of restricted stock units ("Restricted Stock Units") pursuant to the Plan. The exercise price for each Option is $12.69 per share, which is equal to the closing price of the Company's common stock on the date of grant. Each Option will vest in equal monthly installments over 48 months from the date of grant. One quarter of each award of Restricted Stock Units will vest on December 1, 2014, December 1, 2015, December 1, 2016 and, December 1, 2017.

The bonus payments for 2013 performance, 2014 base salaries, Option grants and Restricted Stock Unit awards are set forth in the table below.

                                      Bonus            2014             Stock         Restricted
Officer                             Amount ($)    Base Salary ($)    Options (#)    Stock Units (#)
James A. Schoeneck
President and Chief Executive
Officer                                425,000            625,000        295,000            122,000
August J. Moretti
Chief Financial Officer and
Senior Vice President                  145,350            376,620         65,000             27,500
Matthew M. Gosling
Senior Vice President and
General Counsel                        156,636            399,463         85,000             35,000
Thadd M. Vargas
Senior Vice President, Business
Development                            137,037            341,038         80,000             33,000

Depomed, Inc. Bonus Plan Amendments

On February 19, 2014 the Board of Directors of Depomed, Inc. (the "Company") amended the Company's bonus Plan (the "Bonus Plan") to change the bonus targets payable to certain executive officers. The bonus target applicable to the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer was changed from 60% of base salary to 70% of base salary. The bonus target applicable to each of the Company's Chief Financial Officer and the Company's General Counsel was changed from 35% of base salary to 40% of base salary.

Amendment to Employee Stock Purchase Plan

On February 19, 2014 the Board of Directors amended the Company's Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the "ESPP") to extend the term of the ESPP until the earlier to occur of: (a) termination of the ESPP by the Board of Directors; or
(b) issuance of all shares of the Company's common stock reserved for issuance under the ESPP.

Resignation of Michael Sweeney

On February 18, 2014, Michael Sweeney, the Company's Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Research and Development, resigned from the Company effective February 21, 2014. Also on February 18, 2014, the Company and Dr. Sweeney entered into a letter agreement related to Dr. Sweeney's separation from the Company (the "Letter Agreement"). Pursuant to the Letter Agreement, the Company will provide Dr. Sweeney severance pay for 10 months at Dr. Sweeney's current regular monthly base salary of approximately $31,000 per month and will pay Dr. Sweeney's COBRA premiums for up to 10 months. The Letter Agreement also includes a customary release of claims from Dr. Sweeney in favor of the Company. The Letter Agreement will become effective after a mandatory seven-day revocation period.

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