Syntroleum 8-K 2005
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): April 25, 2005
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (918) 592-7900
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Syntroleum Corporation 2005 Stock Incentive Plan
On April 25, 2005, the stockholders of Syntroleum Corporation (the Company), upon recommendation of the Companys Board of Directors, approved the Syntroleum Corporation 2005 Stock Incentive Plan (the Plan) at the Companys annual meeting of stockholders. The Plan provides for the issuance of up to 6,600,000 shares of common stock of the Company pursuant to the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, stock awards (including restricted stock and stock units), which may be based upon performance goals (collectively, Awards). Awards will be available for grant to employees, independent contractors and non-employee directors of the Company, except that non-employee directors may only be granted awards of stock appreciation rights, stock options or restricted stock under the Plan.
Reference is made to the Companys Proxy Statement for the Companys 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders for a more complete description of the Plan. The descriptions of the Plan are qualified in their entirety by the text of the Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.
Amendment to Consulting Agreement
On April 25, 2005, the stockholders of the Company, upon recommendation of the Companys Board of Directors, approved the terms of Amendment No. 4 to the Letter Agreement dated October 3, 2003 between the Company and TI Capital Management, effective as of March 21, 2005 (the Amendment). The Amendment provides for the issuance of shares of the Companys common stock and warrants to purchase shares of the Companys common stock to Mr. Ziad Ghandour, a director of the Company and a principal of TI Capital Management, a consultant to the Company, upon the occurrence of certain events specified in the Amendment.
Reference is made to the Companys Proxy Statement for the Companys 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders for a more complete description of the Amendment. The descriptions of the Amendment are qualified in their entirety by the text of the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.
In accordance with the terms of the Amendment, on April 27, 2005, the Company issued to Mr. Ghandour 86,356 shares of the Companys common stock in connection with the closing of a venture to provide at least $40 million of financing from participants to secure rights to stranded gas fields with associated oil and other hydrocarbons (the Stranded Gas Venture). Under the terms of the Amendment, in connection with the closing of the Stranded Gas Venture Mr. Ghandour also was entitled to receive either warrants to purchase shares of our common stock or $500,000 in cash. Mr. Ghandour has elected to receive cash in lieu of the warrants.
The following exhibit is filed herewith:
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.