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$40 Million Payment Triggers Bonuses For Pozen Execs, Certain Other Employees

Posted October 2, 2006 9:04 a.m. EDT

— A $40 million payday from drug development partner AstraZeneca means bonuses for some

Pozen

executives and "certain" non-executive employees.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Pozen (Nasdaq: POZN) disclosed the payment of $535,150 in bonuses based on the AstraZeneca deal to jointly develop a pain reliever.

Kristina Adomonis, senior vice president of business development, gets the biggest bonus: $180,400.

Chief Executive Officer John Plachetka receives $169,950.

Also getting bonuses were Chief Financial Officer William Hodges ($16,500) and Marshall Reese, executive vice president for product development.

Other bonuses will be distributed at Plachetka's discretion, Pozen said.