Overland Storage 8-K 2007
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): November 13, 2007
OVERLAND STORAGE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
4820 Overland Avenue, San Diego, California 92123
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 13, 2007, the shareholders approved certain amendments to our 2003 Equity Incentive Plan which are described in Proposal 2 of our definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on October 10, 2007, which description is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Amended and Restated 2003 Equity Incentive Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
On November 13, 2007, the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee, appointed Nora J. Denzel and Eric L. Kelly to fill two vacancies on the Board of Directors, bringing the total number of directors to seven. Ms. Denzel and Mr. Kelly will serve as directors of the Company for a term of office expiring at the Companys 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Upon their appointment to the Board of Directors, each of Ms. Denzel and Mr. Kelly received a non-qualified stock option to purchase up to 18,000 shares of the Companys common stock pursuant to our Amended and Restated 2003 Equity Incentive Plan. The options each have a six-year term and an exercise price based on the closing price of our common stock on November 13, 2007. The option will vest over one year in equal monthly installments.
There were no arrangements or understandings between either Ms. Denzel or Mr. Kelly and any other persons pursuant to which either Ms. Denzel or Mr. Kelly was selected as a director. We have not entered into any transactions with Ms. Denzel or Mr. Kelly that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The Board of Directors has determined that both Ms. Denzel and Mr. Kelly satisfy the independence standards set forth in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15).
The Companys press release announcing the appointments of Ms. Denzel and Mr. Kelly to the Board of Directors is filed with this report as Exhibit 99.2.
On November 13, 2007, upon shareholder approval, certain options held by our current officers and directors were cancelled as described in Proposal 2 of our definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on October 10, 2007, which description is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On November 13, 2007, the Board of Directors appointed the members of its committees as follows, which appointments were effective immediately:
Robert A. Degan (Chairman)
Eric L. Kelly
Nominating and Governance Committee:
Michael Norkus (Chairman)
Nora J. Denzel
Eric L. Kelly
William J. Miller
William J. Miller (Chairman)
Robert A. Degan
Nora J. Denzel
The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that each of Mr. Degan, Ms. Denzel, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Miller and Mr. Norkus are independent directors within the meaning of Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15), and that each member of the Audit Committee meets the requirements for independence set forth in SEC Rule 10A-3(b)(1). As a result of the new composition of the Audit Committee, we have regained compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4350(d)(2)(A), which requires the audit committee of each listed issuer to have at least three independent members.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Amended and Restated 2003 Equity Incentive Plan.
99.2 Press Release dated November 15, 2007 announcing the appointment of Nora J. Denzel and Eric L. Kelly as directors of Overland Storage, Inc.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.