HealthTronics 8-K 2006
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)
July 27, 2006
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
1301 Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, Texas 78746
(Address of principal executive offices including Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 27, 2006, John Q. Barnidge resigned, effective August 10, 2006, from his positions as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HealthTronics, Inc. (the Company). In connection with such departure, the Company entered into a severance and non-competition agreement with Mr. Barnidge whereby (1) the Company agreed to make a severance payment of $310,000 to Mr. Barnidge and (2) Mr. Barnidge agreed to a four year non-competition provision in exchange for a payment from the Company equal to $150,000 for each year under the noncompetition provision, such payment to be made on August 10, 2006. The press release announcing Mr. Barnidges resignation is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. The Severance and Non-Competition Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1, which exhibit is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
Under the terms of the Severance and Non-Competition Agreement described in Item 1.01 above, the Company and Mr. Barnidge agreed to terminate Mr. Barnidges employment agreement with the Company on July 27, 2006.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(b) As described under Item 1.01 above, Mr. Barnidge has resigned, effective August 10, 2006, from his positions as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.