Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  


On April 20, 2022, the Company entered into a Cooperation Agreement (the “Cooperation Agreement”) with Tice Brown (“Mr. Brown”).

Pursuant to the terms of the Cooperation Agreement, Mr. Brown has agreed to (1) irrevocably withdraw his proposed nomination of himself to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) and his proposal requesting that the Board declassify the Board by electing each director on an annual basis, with respect to the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”), (2) immediately cease all solicitation efforts in connection with the 2022 Annual Meeting and (3) cause all voting securities of the Company owned beneficially by Mr. Brown and for which he has the right to direct the vote, to be cast in favor of each of the Company’s proposals and for each of the Board’s nominees for director at the 2022 Annual Meeting.

In addition, the Company has agreed to form a hiring committee consisting of two current members of the Board and one independent stockholder who has owned shares of the Company’s common stock for more than two years (the “Hiring Committee”) for the purpose of identifying and unanimously recommending to the Board a qualified candidate (the “Independent Director”) to fill the vacancy created by Mr. William Zender, who intends to resign as a member of the Board. The Board has agreed to promptly cause the Independent Director, subject to the satisfaction of certain qualifications and requirements as set forth in the Cooperation Agreement, to be appointed to the Board for a term expiring at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

The Cooperation Agreement also provides for certain “standstill” provisions that restrict Mr. Brown and his affiliates from, among other things, engaging in any solicitation of proxies or written consents with respect to the voting securities of the Company or acquiring any securities of the Company that would result in Mr. Brown having beneficial ownership of more than 9.9% of the Company’s voting securities. The standstill provisions expire on the date that is two years after the 2022 Annual Meeting, unless the Cooperation Agreement is earlier terminated in accordance with the terms thereof. The Cooperation Agreement also provides Mr. Brown with certain Board observer rights prior to the appointment of the Independent Director.