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): January 8, 2013
APPLIED VISUAL SCIENCES, INC.
250 Exchange Place, Suite H, Herndon, Virginia 20170
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
Section 5 - Corporate Governances and Management
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers
On January 8, 2013, the Board of Directors of Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. (the Company), following consideration of the service of the Corporations officers, employees and consultants, including the Corporations principal executive officers, principal financial officer, named executive officers, employees and consultants, whereby the Corporation has not regularly paid salaries, wages, consulting fees, other compensation or reimbursed expenses to such persons during the period commencing on or about April 6, 2006, through the present and ongoing, and while such persons have continued to contribute and show commitment to the success of the Corporation and its businesses while being so unpaid, the Board of Directors authorized and approved grants of restricted stock pursuant to the Corporations 2009 Stock Compensation Plan (2009 Plan) and certain grants of incentive and non-qualified stock options pursuant to the Corporations Amended and Restated 2003 Stock Incentive Plan (2003 Plan), and for the officers, employees and consultant continued commitment to the Corporation under extreme financial hardship for not regularly receiving such salaries, wages, consulting fees, or other compensation. At this time and in view of the Corporations lack of financial resources, the grant or award of stock awards and incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options is the sole means by which the Corporation may compensate its executive officers, employees and consultants and help assure their continued commitment to the Corporation and its business. The Board of Directors approved the grant of the following to the Companys officers, employees, and consultant: (i) an aggregate of 6,350,000 shares of common stock, $.001 par value per share (Common Stock,) of the Company as stock awards pursuant to under the 2009 Plan (ii) an aggregate of 12,316,666 incentive stock options and (iii) 2,333,334 non-qualified stock options. Of the stock awards, 1,850,000 issued to employees will vest immediately; the remaining shares issued to the executives and consultant will vest 50% upon three (3) months from the date of issuance, and 50% upon six (6) months from the date of issuance. The incentive stock options and non-qualified stock options issued pursuant to the 2003 Plan are exercisable at a price equal to the mean between the closing of the bid and asked quotations for such stock on the date such options were approved by the Board of Directors as reported on the OTC Bulletin Board, the quotation service for the Corporations shares of common stock. Each incentive stock option and non-qualified stock options shall be for a term of ten years, shall vest 50% upon three (3) months from the date of issuance, and 50% upon six (6) months from the date of issuance and contain a cashless exercise provision. The following schedule sets forth the name and amount of stock awards or options granted to each executive officer, consultant.
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.