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Verastem Oncology Announces Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

March 1, 2019

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 1, 2019--Verastem, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSTM) (Verastem Oncology or the Company), focused on developing and commercializing medicines to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients, today announced the grant of options to purchase 239,000 shares of its common stock to eight new employees and 50,000 restricted stock units (RSUs) to one new employee. The awards were granted as an inducement material to the employees’ acceptance of employment with Verastem Oncology in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). The options have an exercise price equal to $3.10 per share, the closing price of Verastem Oncology’s common stock as reported by Nasdaq on March 1, 2019 and vest at a rate of 25% on the one-year anniversary of his or her date of hire, and thereafter, at a rate of 6.25% of the shares subject to the options at the end of each successive three-month period, provided that the employee continues to serve as an employee of or other service provider to Verastem Oncology on each such vesting date. Of the 50,000 RSUs granted, 10,000 will vest on the first anniversary of his or her date of hire, and 40,000 RSUs will vest at a rate of 25% annually on the anniversary of his or her date of hire, provided that the employee continues to serve as an employee of or other service provider to Verastem Oncology on each such vesting date.

About Verastem Oncology

Verastem Oncology (Nasdaq: VSTM) is a commercial biopharmaceutical company committed to the development and commercialization of medicines to improve the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer. We are driven by the strength, tenacity and courage of those battling cancer – single-minded in our resolve to deliver new therapies that not only keep cancer at bay, but improve the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer. Because for us, it’s personal.

Our first FDA approved product is now available for the treatment of patients with certain types of indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (iNHL). Our pipeline comprises product candidates that seek to treat cancer by modulating the local tumor microenvironment. For more information, please visit  www.verastem.com.

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CONTACT: Verastem Oncology:

Erin Cox

Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

+1 781-469-1553

ecox@verastem.comInvestors:

Joseph Rayne

Argot Partners

+1 617-340-6075

joseph@argotpartners.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY ONCOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Verastem, Inc.

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