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Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

NOTE 21 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Except for normal operating leases, the Company is not currently subject to any material commitments.

 

Severance agreements

 

The Company has entered into severance agreements with two executive officers. The severance agreement for Ned Mavrommatis, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, provides Mr. Mavrommatis with certain severance and change in control benefits upon the occurrence of a “Trigger Event,” which will have occurred if the Company terminates the executive without cause or the executive resigns for good reason within six months following a change in control event. The severance agreement for Chris Wolfe, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, provides Mr. Wolfe with certain severance and change in control benefits upon the occurrence of a “Trigger Event,” which will have occurred if the Company terminates Mr. Wolfe without cause, or upon the occurrence of a “Change in Control Trigger Event,” which will have occurred if the Company terminates Mr. Wolfe without cause or Mr. Wolfe resigns for good reason, each within six months following a change in control event. As a condition to the Company’s obligations under the severance agreements, each executive has executed and delivered to the Company a restrictive covenants agreement.

 

Under the terms of the severance agreement with Mr. Mavrommatis, Mr. Mavrommatis is entitled to the following: (i) a cash payment at the rate of the executive’s annual base salary as in effect immediately prior to the Trigger Event for a period of 12 months, (ii) a waiver of any remaining portion of the executive’s healthcare continuation payments under COBRA for the twelve-month severance period, provided that the executive timely elects COBRA coverage and continues to make contributions for such coverage equal to his contribution amount in effect immediately preceding the date of his termination of employment, and (iii) partial accelerated vesting of the executive’s previously granted stock options and restricted stock awards. Under the terms of the severance agreement with Mr. Wolfe, Mr. Wolfe is entitled to the following: (i) a cash payment either (A) in the event of a Trigger Event, at the rate of his annual base salary, or (B) in the event of a Change in Control Trigger Event, at twice the rate of his annual base salary, in each case as in effect immediately prior to the Trigger Event or Change in Control Trigger Event, as the case may be, for a period of 12 months, (ii) a waiver of any remaining portion of Mr. Wolfe’s healthcare continuation payments under COBRA for the twelve-month severance period, provided that he timely elects COBRA coverage and continues to make contributions for such coverage equal to his contribution amount in effect immediately preceding the date of his termination of employment, (iii) partial accelerated vesting of Mr. Wolfe’s previous granted stock options and restricted stock awards, and (iv) in the event of a Change in Control Trigger Event, a pro-rata portion of any bonus that would have been payable to Mr. Wolfe with respect to the year of termination based on the achievement of predetermined Company objectives used to determine the Company’s performance.