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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 16, 2013
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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.
On January 16, 2013, Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, a member of the board of directors (the “Board”), of Motricity, Inc. (the “Company”) resigned from her position as a director and as a member of the Company’s compensation committee and governance and nominating committee, effective immediately. Her decision to resign was not a result of any disagreement with the Company or its management.
On January 16, 2013, the Board appointed Kevin Lewis as a director to fill the vacancy created by Lady Judge’s resignation. The Board also appointed Mr. Lewis to replace Lady Judge on the Board’s compensation committee. As a non-employee director, Mr. Lewis is entitled to the Company’s standard cash and equity compensation for Board services. In addition, the Company expects to enter into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Lewis in substantially the form filed as Exhibit 10.19 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-164471, filed January 22, 2010.
Mr. Lewis has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blockbuster LLC, a video rental retail chain which is a current subsidiary of Dish Network Corp., since 2011. From 2009 until 2011, Mr. Lewis was employed by Blockbuster Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Digital Entertainment. Blockbuster Inc. voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2010 and subsequently emerged from bankruptcy in March 2011 via a sale of the company to Dish Network Corp. Mr. Lewis was employed by subsidiaries of Koninklijke Philips Electronics, an industrial conglomerate which engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting product business worldwide, as the Chief of Strategy and New Business for Philips Consumer Lifestyle from 2007 until 2009 and the Chief of Strategy and Vice-President, Business Development for Philips Consumer Electronics from 2004 until 2007. From 1993 until 2004, Mr. Lewis was a Manager at Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting company. Mr. Lewis received his B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and an MBA, with distinction, from INSEAD. Mr. Lewis’s management and corporate development experience and his experience with the development, implementation and sale of products relying on emerging digital technology will enable him to provide insight and advice as we develop our plans to grow the Company’s business.
There are no transactions between Mr. Lewis and the Company that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Additionally, the Board appointed James Nelson as a member of the Company’s governance and nominating committee to fill the vacancy left by Lady Judge.
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.