|EX-99.1 - PRESS RELEASE - LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORP||d455324dex991.htm|
|EX-10.1 - EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 29, 2012 - LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORP||d455324dex101.htm|
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) December 17, 2012
LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Building 2A, 1227 South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, FL 32937
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (321) 779-5520
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 1Registrants Business and Operations
|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On December 17, 2012, Lighting Science Group Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the Company), issued a press release announcing that Jeremy Cage had been appointed to serve as the Companys Chief Executive Officer. On November 29, 2012, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the Employment Agreement) with Mr. Cage, which will become effective as of January 2, 2013. The Employment Agreement has a four year term and will automatically renew for additional one year periods unless written notice of non-renewal is given by either the Company or Mr. Cage sixty (60) days prior to the renewal date.
The Employment Agreement provides that Mr. Cage is (i) entitled to an annual base salary of $400,000 (the Base Salary) and benefits generally available to other senior executives of the Company; (ii) eligible to receive a target annual bonus of up to 100% of the Base Salary, subject to satisfactory completion of performance metrics set by the board of directors of the Company (the Board) and (iii) eligible for an annual bonus that exceeds 100% of the Base Salary for exceptional performance by Mr. Cage and the Company during any bonus year.
Pursuant to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Cage is also entitled to a grant of 500,000 restricted shares of common stock of the Company (the Restricted Stock) and options to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,500,000 shares of common stock of the Company (the Options), each subject to the Companys Amended and Restated Equity Based Compensation Plan. The Restricted Stock vests (i) in full upon the fourth (4th) anniversary following the execution of the Employment Agreement, provided that Mr. Cage remains employed by the Company through such date; (ii) in full upon the material diminution of duties or responsibilities or the termination of Mr. Cages employment after a change of control of the Company; or (iii) pro rata upon the termination of Mr. Cages employment without cause, by Mr. Cage for good reason or due to Mr. Cages death or disability (as each term is defined in the Employment Agreement), which pro rata amount will be calculated based upon the number of months Mr. Cage has been employed by the Company at such time of termination divided by 48.
The Options vest (i) 25% on each anniversary of the execution of the Employment Agreement, provide that Mr. Cage remain employed by the Company as of such time; (ii) in full upon the material diminution of duties or responsibilities or the termination of Mr. Cages employment after a change of control of the Company, or (iii) pro rata upon the termination of Mr. Cages employment without cause, by Mr. Cage for good reason or due to Mr. Cages death or disability, which pro rata amount will be calculated based upon the number of months Mr. Cage has been employed by the Company at such time of termination divided by 48. The exercise price of the Options will be equal to the fair market value of the common stock on the date of grant.
If Mr. Cages employment is terminated by the Company without cause, or if he resigns for good reason, the Company would continue to pay him Base Salary for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of termination.
The foregoing summary of the Employment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Section 5Corporate Governance and Management
|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.|
The information in Item 1.01 of this Current Report is incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. Cage, 48, holds a BA from Wabash College and has served as an executive at PepsiCo since December 2002. Most recently, Mr. Cage served as PepsiCos Senior Vice President of Global Snack Groups. He previously served as PepsiCos Senior Vice President of Innovation and Insights from September 2010 until September 2011, Chief Marketing Officer of International Foods from September 2008 until August 2010, and Vice President of Sabritas Snacks, Food & Beverage, and Consumer Insights from December 2002 until June 2007.
Effective January 2, 2013, in conjunction with the hiring of Mr. Cage as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Brad Knight will resign from his position as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Knight will continue to serve the Company as its Chief Operating Officer.
Section 7Regulation FD
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On December 17, 2012, the Company issued a press release. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Section 9Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
The information in the Exhibit Index of this Current Report is incorporated into this Item 9.01(d) by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION|
|Date: December 17, 2012||By:|
|Title:||General Counsel and Secretary|
Description of Exhibit
|10.1||Employment Agreement, dated as of November 29, 2012, between Lighting Science Group Corporation and Jeremy Cage.|
|99.1||Press Release (furnished herewith pursuant to Item 7.01).|