SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 23, 2011
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) Approval of Stock Option Grant for a Named Executive Officer
On May 23, 2011, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Versant Corporation (“Versant” or the “Company”) approved the grant to Bernhard Woebker, Versant's Chief Executive Officer and President, of a stock option pursuant to the Company's 2005 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Option"), in order to provide Mr. Woebker with an appropriate equity incentive. The Option entitles Mr. Woebker to potentially purchase up to 20,000 shares of Versant Common Stock at an exercise price of $12.83 per share, which price is equal to 100% of the fair market value of a share of Versant common stock on the date of grant. The Option vests and becomes exercisable ratably on a monthly basis over the twelve month period beginning March 10, 2011 (the date of Mr. Woebker's appointment as Chief Executive Officer and President) and will generally expire on the earlier of (i) ten years after the date of grant or (ii) seven months after Mr. Woebker ceases to be employed by the Company (or an affiliate of the Company).
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 27, 2011
By: /s/ Jerry Wong
Jerry Wong, Chief Financial Officer