This excerpt taken from the EXAS 10-Q filed May 15, 2009.
Former Chief Executive Officer and Former Chief Financial Officer
Effective April 2, 2009, Jeffrey R. Luber resigned as the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Companys Board of Directors, and Charles R. Carelli, Jr. resigned as the Companys Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carelli remained employed by the Company as a non-executive employee through April 30, 2009.
In connection with their departure, Messrs. Luber and Carelli were entitled to receive severance benefits pursuant to their previously disclosed retention agreements, including salary continuation of $472,500 and $287,500, which is equal to eighteen months and fifteen months, respectively, of their base salaries as of the date of termination. On March 31, 2009, the Company entered into release agreements with Messrs. Luber and Carelli that provided, in exchange for a general release in favor of the Company, for the accelerated payment of the salary continuation obligations on March 31, 2009. In addition, the release agreements also provided for
the repurchase by the Company of options held by Messrs. Luber and Carelli for an aggregate of 895,000 shares of common stock, in lieu of accelerated vesting and an extension of the option exercise period arising from the prior retention agreements. The Company paid Messrs. Luber and Carelli approximately $39,000 and $11,000, respectively, to repurchase Mr. Lubers options to purchase 620,000 shares and Mr. Carellis options to purchase 275,000 shares. The purchase price of the outstanding options represented a 75 percent discount from the estimated fair value of the vested options as of March 31, 2009 and was recorded as a reduction to additional paid-in-capital. Messrs. Luber and Carelli retained the balance of their existing options, the vesting of which accelerated by nine months.
In connection with the repurchase of options from Messrs. Luber and Carelli, the Company recorded non-cash stock-based compensation charges of approximately $0.2 million in its condensed consolidated financial statements in the quarter ended March 31, 2009 in accordance with the provisions of SFAS No. 123(R). In addition, the Company recorded non-cash stock-based compensation charges of approximately $60,000 in its condensed consolidated financial statements during the quarter ended March 31, 2009 in accordance with the provisions of SFAS No. 123(R) in connection with changes in vesting and period of exercise for options being retained by Messrs. Luber and Carelli.
A summary of options repurchased on March 31, 2009 from Mr. Luber and options retained subsequent to Mr. Lubers termination is below.