Lawson Software 8-K 2006
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2006
LAWSON SOFTWARE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 000-51942
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (651) 767-7000
Former name or former address, if changed since last report: Not applicable
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 15, 2006, Lawson Software, Inc. and Symphony Technology Group, LLC (Symphony) entered into a three-month consulting agreement, under which an employee of Symphony (J.T. Treadwell) will provide part time project management services related to the reconciliation of Intentia International ABs financial statements under U.S. GAAP. Mr. Treadwell had provided similar services to Intentia before the completion of the Lawson/Intentia merger in April 2006. Lawson will pay Mr. Treadwells out-of-pocket expenses but will not pay any fees for Mr. Treadwells services. Under the Consulting Agreement, Lawson has agreed to indemnify Symphony and its officers, partners, managers, employees, consultants and affiliates for any claims arising out of the services provided to Lawson. Romesh Wadhwani is a member of the Board of Directors of Lawson and is a partner of Symphony. Mr. Wadhwani will not personally perform any of the services under the consulting agreement. A copy of the Consulting Agreement is attached to this report as Exhibit 10.3.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
Appointment of Two Directors
On May 11, 2006, the Board of Directors of Lawson Software, Inc. appointed Peter Gyenes and Robert Schriesheim as new independent directors of the company, bringing the number of directors to nine. Messrs. Gyenes and Schriesheim will be eligible to receive compensation as outside directors when Lawson has finalized its fiscal 2007 outside director compensation program. Lawson expects to finalize its fiscal 2007 outside director compensation program by June 30, 2006. A copy of the press release announcing the director appointments is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.
Appointment of Committees of the Board of Directors
On May 11, 2006, the following independent directors were appointed to the respective committees of the Board of Directors:
Michael Rocca, Chair
David Hubers, Chair
Corporate Governance Committee
Romesh Wadhwani, Chair
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
10.3 Consulting Agreement dated May 15, 2006 between Lawson Software, Inc. and Symphony Technology Group, LLC
99.1 Press release of Lawson Software, Inc. issued May 15, 2006
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.