Community Choice Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CCFI) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 20, 2016, the Shareholders of Community Choice Financial Inc. (“Company”), elected Michael Heller to serve on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company.
It is expected that Mr. Heller will serve on at least one committee of the Board, which has yet to be determined. Mr. Heller will have the same compensation arrangement for his service as a director on the Board as the Company’s other independent directors. That compensation currently consists of an initial option grant and annual cash compensation. Like the Company’s other independent directors, Mr. Heller will be entitled to reimbursement for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the performance of his duties and the attendance at Board meetings.
Mr. Heller has over 25 years of experience in providing information services to the financial services industry. He is currently a senior advisor to FactorTrust, an alternative credit bureau and is a venture partner at Oak HC/FT. Previously, Mr. Heller was the President and co-founder of Argus Information & Advisory LLC, an information services firm that serves the payments industry that was acquired by Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) in 2012. Prior to founding Argus, Mr. Heller was a consultant at First Manhattan Consulting Group.
On December 23, 2016, the Company appointed Kyle F. Hanson, age 41, as President & Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective as of January 1, 2017. Mr. Hanson has served as President of the Company since May 2008. He served as the Company’s Vice President of Store Operations from February 2008 to May 2008 and as its Director of Store Operations from August 2005 to February 2008. From December 1997 through July 2005, Mr. Hanson worked in various operational capacities for the Company, including as a store manager and a district and regional manager.
Also on December 23, 2016, the Company appointed Michael J. Durbin, age 48, as Chief Administrative Officer in addition to his on-going role as Chief Financial Officer.
Also on December 23, 2016, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company approved new awards under the Company’s retention plan to William E. Saunders, Jr., Kyle F. Hanson, Michael J. Durbin and Bridgette C. Roman, which awards are to be effective January 1, 2017. These awards provide the following quarterly cash bonuses: Mr. Saunders, $400,000; Mr. Hanson, $337,500; Mr. Durbin, $187,500; and Ms. Roman, $43,750. Each grantee will be entitled to such quarterly cash bonus following the end of each of the Company’s 2017 fiscal quarters, as long as (1) the grantee is employed by the Company, inclusive of its subsidiaries, as of the applicable payment date, and (2) the payment causes no event of default under the Company’s bond indenture, credit agreement or other debt obligations. Should any such default be caused by the payment of a quarterly bonus, then that bonus will be paid at such time as the payment will not cause a default, so long as the grantee remains employed as of the date payment may be made.