CENTRAL FEDERAL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:CFBK) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Amended Employment Agreements
On April 22, 2019, Central Federal Corporation (the Company) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, CFBank (the Bank), entered into anamended employment agreement with each of Timothy T. ODell, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, and John W. Helmsdoerfer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank (the Employment Agreements). The Employment Agreements supersede and replace the prior employment agreements dated August 15, 2016, as amended, between the Company and the Bank and each of Messrs. ODell and Helmsdoerfer. The following description of the Employment Agreements is a summary of their material terms and does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreements, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Each Employment Agreement is effective as of April 22, 2019, and has an initial term ending on December 31, 2021. Annually, the Boards of Directors of the Bank and the Company will review each Employment Agreement to determine whether extension of the Employment Agreement for an additional 12 months is appropriate.Mr. ODell will receive an initial base annual salary of $315,000 and Mr. Helmsdoerfer will receive an initial base annual salary of $249,375.In addition to the base annual salary, Messrs. ODell and Helmsdoerfer are eligible under their respective Employment Agreements to receive an annual performance bonus contingent upon the satisfaction of reasonable performance goals established in good faith by the Board of the Company, or a committee thereof, from time to time. Mr. ODells Employment Agreement provides that the performance bonus opportunity will be 110% of Mr. ODells base salary for 2019. The Employment Agreements also provide that Messrs. ODell and Helmsdoerfer will participate in other employee benefit plans and other fringe benefits applicable to executive employees.
The Employment Agreements provide for certain payments if the executive executes a release of claims against the Bank and the Company and either: (a) has an involuntary termination without cause not in connection with a change of control, (b) voluntarily terminates with good reason not in connection with a change in control, (c) has an involuntary termination without cause during the first 24 months after a change of control, (d) voluntarily terminates with good reason during the first 24 months after a change in control,(e) dies, or (f) becomes disabled.
In the event of involuntary termination without cause or voluntary termination with good reason, the terminated executive is entitled to receive a severance benefit equal to:
Upon the termination of the executive without cause or the voluntary termination by the executive with good reason within 24 months after a change of control, the executive will receive a lump sum payment equal to a multiple (2 for Mr. ODell and 1.5 for Mr. Helmsdoerfer) of the sum of the terminated executives base salary on the date of termination and the average bonus paid to such executive over the 24 month period preceding such termination.The lump sum shall be paid within sixty days following the executives termination date. The terminated executive is also entitled to full vesting of all outstanding equity awards and stock options, which shall remain exercisable for the full option exercise period that would have applied had the executive remained employed. This change of control benefit shall be subject to reduction if necessary to comply with regulatory limitations on golden parachute payments or to avoid excise taxes under Internal Revenue Code Section 4999.
If during the term an executive terminates employment due to his death or disability, as defined under the agreement, the executive is entitled to receive an amount equal to 1 year of his base salary, payable in 12 equal monthly installments commencing on the first business day of the second month beginning after his date of termination.Any death/disability benefit provided under the Employment Agreement will be offset by any death or disability benefit or payment provided by or on behalf of the Bank or Company, whether insured or self-insured.All outstanding stock options shall become vested as of the date of termination due to his death or disability, and shall remain exercisable in accordance with the terms of each applicable option award agreement.
The Employment Agreements also require each of the executives to comply with a non-solicitation covenant during his employment with the Bank and Company during the term of the Employment Agreements and for a period of one year thereafter (or, if longer, the number of months of severance payments under the Employment Agreement).
The Employment Agreements also provide for a clawback of any incentive paid to, credit to an account on behalf or, or vested to the executive within the prior twenty-four (24) months under certain circumstances if it is later determined that the incentive is directly attributable to materially misleading financial statements or if applicable law or exchange listing regulation would require the minimum clawback necessary to comply with such law or regulation.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
CENTRAL FEDERAL CORP Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 cfbk-20190426xex10_1.htm EX-10.1 Exhibit 101 Exhibit 10.1 EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT This Employment Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into effective the 22nd day of April,…
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About CENTRAL FEDERAL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:CFBK)
Central Federal Corporation is a holding company of CFBank. CFBank is a savings institution. The Company attracts retail and business deposits from the general public and use the deposits, together with borrowings and other funds, primarily to originate commercial and commercial real estate loans, single-family and multi-family residential mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit. The Company’s customers are small businesses, small business owners and consumers. The loan portfolio consists primarily of commercial, commercial real estate and multi-family mortgage loans, mortgage loans secured by single-family residences and consumer loans. Its primary sources of funds are retail and business deposit accounts and certificates of deposit, brokered certificates of deposit and, to a lesser extent, principal and interest payments on loans and securities, Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances, other borrowings and proceeds from the sale of loans.