This excerpt taken from the TZOO 8-K filed Oct 5, 2009.
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On August 14, 2009, Travelzoo Inc. ( Travelzoo) announced its intention to sell its Asia Pacific division. Travelzoo also announced that it had entered into a non-exclusive letter of intent and non-binding term sheet to sell its Asia Pacific assets to a company to be formed by Travelzoos non-executive chairman, founder and majority stockholder, Ralph Bartel, which provided that Travelzoo may solicit alternative offers for the Asia Pacific division. The Board of Directors of Travelzoo established a Special Committee comprised of Travelzoos three independent directors to oversee the sale process and advise the Board of Directors.
On September 30, 2009, following a recommendation by the Special Committee and approval by the Board of Directors, Travelzoo and its principal Asia Pacific subsidiaries entered into two definitive Asset Purchase Agreements (the Asset Purchase Agreements) with Azzurro Capital Inc., a company owned and controlled by The Ralph Bartel 2005 Trust (Azzurro), on behalf of itself and subsidiaries of Azzurro to be formed, for the Azzurro subsidiaries (the Purchasers) to acquire substantially all of the assets, and assume substantially all of the liabilities (except inter-company liabilities) of the Hong Kong and Japan subsidiaries of Travelzoo (the Sellers), which constitute Travelzoos Asia Pacific division. Mr. Bartel is a member of the board of directors of Azzurro and is currently the sole beneficiary of The Ralph Bartel 2005 Trust. The aggregate purchase price under the Asset Purchase Agreements is $3,600,000, subject to a working capital adjustment. In addition, Azzurro agreed to cause the Purchasers to have on hand at the closing date sufficient funds (in an aggregate amount no less than $8,000,000) to execute their business plans.
The Purchase Agreements provide that Travelzoo may, for a period of thirty days, solicit other proposals for the purchase of the Asia Pacific division, and, if another proposal is deemed to be a Superior Proposal, as defined in the Purchase Agreements, Travelzoo may terminate the Purchase Agreements and accept such Superior Proposal, all subject to the procedures and conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreements, including a requirement that Travelzoo disclose the Superior Proposal to Azzurro and allow Azzurro to submit an amended proposal if desired. Upon such termination, Travelzoo will be required to pay a termination fee of $54,000 to Azzurro. The Board of Directors has authorized the management of Travelzoo to terminate the period of such solicitation if it determines that that there is no substantial likelihood that a qualified bidder will proceed to make a Superior Offer within the time frame required by Travelzoo. Travelzoo initiated the solicitation of other offers following the signing of the letter of intent referred to above.
Travelzoo and Azzurro also entered into an Option Agreement (the Option Agreement) on September 30, 2009, under which Travelzoo will have an option (the Option) to acquire the assets or shares of the Purchasers, exercisable during the month of June in any year from 2011 to 2020. The Option is also exercisable upon receipt by Travelzoo of a notice delivered under the Option Agreement of (a) the intent for either of both of the Purchasers to cease operations or (b) an intention to effect an initial public offering of the shares of either of the Purchasers. The purchase price under the Option will be the fair market value of the assets and business being acquired, determined by third party appraisal under the procedures set forth in the Option Agreement, except that, in the case of a notice of intention to effect an initial public offering, the exercise price will be the midpoint of the anticipated price range in the offering. Following determination of the exercise price, Travelzoo may elect whether to exercise the Option and, if it shall decline to exercise on two occasions following such a determination of the exercise price, the Option shall expire. The Option will also expire upon the effectiveness of a Qualified Registration Statement, as defined in the Option Agreement, upon a change in control of the Purchasers or, in respect of either Purchaser, if it shall cease operations.
The Purchase Agreements provide that, on the closing date of the transactions, the parties will enter into the following additional agreements, in substantially the forms attached to the Purchase Agreements, with such changes as may be mutually agreed:
fully paid-up license to perform the Licensed Services and Licensed Business Processes (as defined in the License Agreements), and to use the Licensed Marks, the Licensed Software, the Licensed Trade Secrets, and the Licensed Works (as defined in the License Agreements) in connection with the Licensed Services and Licensed Business Processes within the Territory, which is defined as all countries located in those time zones that are more than five hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, based on Standard time, including India and Pakistan, but excluding Russia.
The Purchase Agreements contain customary representations and warranties by the parties, except that the representations of Travelzoo and its subsidiaries are somewhat limited, reflecting the familiarity that Mr. Bartel has had with the prior operations of the Asia Pacific division. The Purchase Agreements also contain various conditions to closing, including a condition that any updates to the disclosure schedules by Travelzoo must be satisfactory to Azzurro and the Purchasers. In addition, the Purchase Agreements contain customary mutual indemnification provisions, subject to an aggregate maximum of $360,000 under both Purchase Agreements.
Travelzoo has guaranteed the obligations of the Sellers under the Purchase Agreements.
The Purchase Agreements provide that the closing shall occur within 5 business days following satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth therein, and will be subject to termination if the closing does not occur prior to October 31, 2009. Travelzoo anticipates that the closing will occur prior to that date.
The descriptions of the terms of the Purchase Agreements, the Option Agreement and the exhibits to the Purchase Agreement are only summaries of certain material terms thereof, and such descriptions are qualified in their entirety by reference to the forms of such documents, which appear as exhibits to this report.
This excerpt taken from the TZOO 8-K filed Nov 13, 2007.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
The information contained in Item 5.02(c) hereto is hereby incorporated by reference.
This excerpt taken from the TZOO 8-K filed Oct 24, 2007.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
The information contained in Item 5.02 hereto is hereby incorporated by reference.
This excerpt taken from the TZOO 8-K filed Jul 13, 2006.
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 12, 2006, Travelzoo (Europe) Limited (Travelzoo Europe), f/k/a Travelzoo UK Limited and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Travelzoo Inc., entered into an amendment to the Service Agreement dated May 16, 2005, between Travelzoo Europe and Christopher Loughlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Europe. The amendment is effective as of July 1, 2006.
As previously disclosed, on June 15, 2006, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Travelzoo Inc. adopted a revised Executive Bonus Plan, which became effective on July 1, 2006, under which its Executive Bonus Plan was changed to an Executive Bonus Plan for North America and therefore is no longer applicable to Mr. Loughlin. The amendment to the Service Agreement removes all references to the Executive Bonus Plan. The amendment provides that the Service Agreement commenced on May 16, 2005 and will continue for a three year initial period, after which the Service Agreement may be terminated at any time by either party giving one years notice in writing. Mr. Loughlins annual salary is £200,000. The amendment provides that he shall be eligible to participate in a Quarterly Performance Bonus Plan, which provides for payments of up to £30,000 per calendar quarter subject to meeting specified performance goals, and in Travelzoo Europes UK Employee Pension Contribution Program, under which the company contributes 7% of each qualifying employees gross salary to a pension program. The amendment also provides that Mr. Loughlin will be eligible to receive an Annual Bonus of 20% of Travelzoo Europes pro forma operating income (as defined in the Amendment) generated from its operations in Europe. The Annual Bonus Plan will apply only until May 15, 2009.
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.