AMENDMENT TO RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT
THIS AMENDMENT TO RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT (this Amendment) is made as of January 31, 2008, by and between LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED, a Delaware corporation (the Company), and John L. Higgins (Participant).
WHEREAS, the Company and Participant are parties to that certain Restricted Stock Award Grant Notice and Restricted Stock Award Agreement dated as of February 1, 2007 (the Original Agreement); and
WHEREAS, the Company and Participant desire to amend the Original Agreement as set forth herein; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the adoption of this Amendment.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Original Agreement is hereby amended as follows:
1. The Vesting Schedule set forth in the Restricted Stock Award Grant Notice set forth in the Original Agreement is hereby amended to read as follows:
|Vesting Schedule:||Fifty percent (50%) of the Shares shall vest on the date that is three days following the Companys public release of its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007, and fifty percent (50%) of the Shares shall vest on February 15, 2009, subject to Participants continuous service with the Company through each such date.|
2. Except as expressly provided for in this Amendment, no other term or provision of the Original Agreement is amended or modified in any respect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Amendment as of the date first set forth above.
|LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED a Delaware corporation|
|By:||/s/ CHARLES BERKMAN||/s/ JOHN L. HIGGINS|
|Name:||Charles Berkman||John L. Higgins|
|Title:||Vice, President, General Counsel and Secretary|