Beacon Power 8-K 2009
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): April 3, 2009
BEACON POWER CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
65 Middlesex Road
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts 01879
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On April 3, 2009 Beacon Power Corporation entered into Amended and Restated Employment Agreements (the “Employment Agreements”), effective as of April 1, 2009 and new Restricted Stock Unit and Option Agreements (the “RSU/Option Agreements”, together with the Employment Agreements, the “Agreements”) with its Chief Executive Officer, F. William Capp, its Chief Financial Officer, James M. Spiezio and its Chief Technical Officer, Matthew L. Lazarewicz (the “Executives”). The Amended and Restated Employment Agreements (i) extended the term of the Employment Agreements, (ii) amended the terms of the Executives’ paid vacation policy, (iii) clarified the timing of certain excise tax gross-up payments, if any, for the purpose of addressing the requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (“Section 409A”), and (iv) clarified what constitutes a “separation from service” pursuant to Section 409A.
The RSU/Option Agreements grant each of the Executives a specific number of stock options and restricted stock units, as specified below, each to vest over a 3 year period in quarterly installments beginning with 8.33% vesting on March 31, 2009, 8.33% vesting on each of the following 10 quarters, and 8.37% vesting on December 31, 2011 at which point the award will be fully vested. The stock options have an exercise price of $0.49 per share, the closing market price on the date of grant.
The above description is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Agreements as set forth in the exhibits filed herewith and incorporated into this description by this reference.
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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.