As previously disclosed in Towerstream Corporations (the Company) current report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 24, 2017, Philip Urso resigned from his position as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. On February 4, 2017, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the Committee) approved a new compensation arrangement with Mr. Urso whereby, effective February 1, 2017, Mr. Urso, for a period of three months, will assist in the transition to a new Chief Executive Officer and provide other support and services to the Company. The agreement may be extended by the mutual consent of the parties and includes the following: (i) a monthly salary of $12,500 paid according to the Companys standard pay pra ctices; (ii) a car allowance of $1,000 per month; and (iii) continued health insurance coverage for Mr. Urso and his dependents.
On February 4, 2017, the Committee approved performance based stock option grants to Mr. Urso, Arthur Giftakis, the Companys Chief Operating Officer, and Frederick Larcombe, the Companys Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Urso received options to purchase 500,653 shares of common stock of the Company, which vested immediately upon grant. Mr. Giftakis received options to purchase 439,008 shares of common stock of the Company, which vest quarterly over a two-year period. Mr. Larcombe received options to purchase 250,326 shares of common stock of the Company, which vest quarterly over a two-year period. All of the options expire ten years from the date of grant and have an exercise price equal to the closing price of the common stock of the Company on the date of grant.
Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
A special meeting of the stockholders (the Meeting) of the Company was held on February 8, 2017. A total of 14,830,724 shares of common stock, constituting a quorum, were present and accounted for at the Meeting. At the Meeting, the Companys stockholders approved the following proposals:
(i) To grant the Board of Directors the authority, in its sole direction, in determining a higher stock price that may be required to meet the listing qualifications for one of the national stock exchanges, to approve an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of our issued and outstanding common stock by a ratio of not less than one-for-two and not more than one-for-twenty at any time prior to February 8, 2018, with the exact ratio to be set at a whole number within this range as determined by the Board of Directors
The proposal was approved and the votes were cast as follows:
(ii) To authorize an amendment to the Companys 2016 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares available for issuance thereunder to 2,521,347 from 1,435,000.
The amendment was authorized and the votes were cast as follows:
As of the record date for the Meeting, 18,308,979 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding.
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.
Dated: February 9, 2017
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