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): April 9, 2010
River Rock Entertainment Authority
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 1 Registrants Business and Operations
Item 5.02(c). Appointment of Certain Officers
On April 9, 2010, River Rock Entertainment Authority (the Authority) announced the hiring of Mr. David F. Fendrick as our Chief Executive Officer and as the General Manager of the River Rock Casino, effective immediately. Mr. Fendrick, who is 61 years old, has 30 years of gaming and hotel industry experience.
Since 2005, Mr. Fendrick was the Chief Operating Officer for the gaming and resort business of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, including the Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California and the Spa Resort Casino and Hotel in Palm Springs, California. For the four years prior to that, Mr. Fendrick was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in Pala, California.
Mr. Fendrick has signed an employment contract with the Authority that is effective as of April 9, 2010, and continues through April 8, 2013, unless terminated earlier by the parties under the terms of the agreement. The agreement provides for the payment to Mr. Fendrick of an initial annual base salary of $300,000.00. Mr. Fendrick will also be eligible to receive an annual bonus in the discretion of the Authoritys Board of Directors not to exceed thirty percent (30%) of his annual base salary. The full text of the employment agreement is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in this Current Report and Exhibits 10.1 and 99.1 shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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: April 9, 2010