CPI Aerostructures 8-K 2006
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 1, 2006
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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.
(b) On December 1, 2006, Arthur August informed the board of directors of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (‘‘Company’’) that he will be retiring as Chairman Emeritus and as a member of the Company’s board of directors and strategic planning committee effective December 31, 2006. Mr. August’s departure is not related to any disagreement with the Company or with the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
(d) On December 1, 2006, the Company appointed Harvey Bazaar as a member of the Company’s board of directors and audit committee. In connection with his appointment, Mr. Bazaar was granted five-year, immediately exercisable options to purchase 3,333 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $6.75 per share. As a non-employee director, Mr. Bazaar will receive an annual cash fee of $10,000 (payable quarterly) and an option to purchase 10,000 shares of the Company’s common stock on April 1st of each year.
(e) On December 1, 2006, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Vincent Palazzolo, which agreement would have expired on December 31, 2006. Pursuant to the amended agreement, Mr. Palazzolo will continue to be employed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer until December 31, 2009. Mr. Palazzolo’s employment agreement provides that he will receive a base salary of (i) $200,000 from January 1, 2007 until December 31, 2007, (ii) $208,000 from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2008 and (iii) $216,300 from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. For the years ending December 31, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mr. Palazzolo is eligible to receive an annual bonus based on changes in the Company’s revenues and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (‘‘EBITDA’’) from the prior year. 25% of the bonus amount is determined by revenues and 75% by EBITDA. The manner in which the bonus is calculated has not changed from Mr. Palazzolo’s prior employment agreement, except that if EBITDA for the year preceding the year for which the EBITDA bonus is to be determined is less than $1 million, then the EBITDA bonus will be calculated by comparing the current year’s EBITDA to the EBITDA of the first preceding year in which EBITDA was in excess of $2 million. In addition to his base salary, on December 1, 2006, the Company granted Mr. Palazzolo a ten-year option to purchase 25,000 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s Performance Equity Plan 2000 at a price of $6.75 per share, exercisable in three equal annual installments commencing on the first anniversary of the date of grant. The employment agreement also provides that Mr. Palazzolo will not compete with the Company during the employment term and for a period of two years from the date of his termination.
On December 1, 2006, the Company amended the employment agreement with Edward J. Fred, its President and Chief Executive Officer. Pursuant to the amended agreement, the manner in which Mr. Fred’s bonus is calculated has not changed, except that in calculating the bonus for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007, if EBITDA for the year preceding the year for which the EBITDA bonus is to be determined is less than $1 million, then the EBITDA bonus will be calculated by comparing the current year’s EBITDA to the EBITDA of the first preceding year in which EBITDA was in excess of $2 million.
Item 9.01 — Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.