Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE:HHS) 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.
On January 16, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Harte Hanks, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Mark Del Priore, the Company’s current Chief Restructuring Officer, was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Prior to joining the Company in November 2018, Mr. Del Priore was Chief Financial Officer at SITO Mobile, a leading, publicly traded location-based advertising and consumer insights driven mobile data company servicing brands and agencies. From 1999 to 2013, Mr. Del Priore served as a Principal at W.R. Huff Asset Management Co., L.L.C., where he evaluated and oversaw a number of W.R. Huff’s public and private investments, including a substantial portfolio of technology, telecommunications and media companies. Mr. Del Priore, who is 41 years old, received his BA in 1999 from Boston College and his MBA in 2005 from Fordham University.
Mr. Del Priore succeeds Jon Biro, who resigned from the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as of January 16, 2019. Mr. Biro has agreed to remain with the Company through February 28, 2019 to help facilitate a smooth transition. Mr. Biro’s resignation is not due to any disagreement with the Company or its management with respect to any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or its practices.
In connection with his appointment, the Company and Mr. Del Priore executed a written offer letter (the “Employment Agreement”), which provides for the following compensation terms for Mr. Del Priore. to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Del Priore will receive a base salary of $285,000 per year, subject to increases at the discretion of the Board. Mr. Del Priore is eligible to participate in the Company’s performance based cash incentive bonus program, with a target annual bonus equal to 50% of his base salary and a maximum potential bonus of 50% of his base salary. The Compensation Committee approved a grant of restricted stock units (the “RSUs”) to Mr. Del Priore with a grant date fair value of $240,000, with the number of RSUs being based on the closing price of a share of the Company’s common stock (a “Common Share”) on the grant date. The RSUs will vest if, following a period of at least one full year from the date of grant, the closing price of HHS shares for thirty (30) consecutive days is at least: (i) $6.00 per share for the first one-third of the RSUs; (ii) $10.00 per share for the second one-third of the RSUs; and (iii) $12.50 per share for the final one-third of the RSUs. The RSUs will be subject to the standard terms and conditions of such awards under the Harte Hanks 2013 Omnibus Incentive Plan and the corresponding Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement.
Mr. Del Priore will be guaranteed a minimum of six months of severance upon involuntary termination, except in the instance of a for-cause termination, as defined in the Company’s severance policy. Mr. Del Priore is also eligible to participate in the Company’s employee benefit plans as in effect from time to time on the same basis as generally made available to other senior executives of the Company.
On January 16, 2019, the Company issued a press release in connection with the announcement of Mr. Del Priore’s appointment. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
HARTE HANKS INC Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 pressrelease-hhsdelpriorec.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit NEWS RELEASEHarte Hanks Names Mark Del Priore as New CFO New York ,…
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About Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE:HHS)
Harte Hanks, Inc. (Harte Hanks) is a multi-channel marketing company. The Company’s Customer Interaction business offers a range of marketing services, in media from direct mail to e-mail, including agency and digital services; database marketing solutions and business-to-business lead generation; direct mail, and contact centers. Its agency services are customer engagement agencies specializing in direct and digital communications for both consumer and business-to-business markets. The Company’s digital solutions integrate online services within the marketing mix and include search engine management, display, digital analytics, Website development and design, digital strategy, social media, e-mail, e-commerce and interactive relationship management and a range of other services that support its core businesses.