The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) expanded the size of the Board to seven members and appointed Gerald Chizever as a member of the Board to fill the vacancy created, effective immediately. Mr. Chizever was appointed to serve on the Board until the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders and until his successor is duly elected and qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation or removal.
Mr. Chizever has been a partner at the law firm of Loeb & Loeb LLP since 2004. Mr. Chizever serves as general corporate counsel for public and private companies, advising them in various matters, including business transactions, corporate governance and compliance with governmental regulations. The Board appointed Mr. Chizever as a director, in part, because of his extensive corporate governance and compliance background, including his successful experience in highly-regulated industries.
The Board has determined that Mr. Chizever is independent within the meaning of the director independence standards of The NASDAQ Stock Market, as currently in effect. Loeb & Loeb advises the Company in various matters from time to time. The fees paid by the Company to Loeb & Loeb in each of the past three fiscal years were significantly below the applicable threshold outlined in The NASDAQ Stock Market guidelines for determining independence.
As a non-employee director of the Company, Mr. Chizever will be entitled to receipt of the same cash and equity compensation paid by the Company to each of its non-employee directors. In addition, the Company will enter into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Chizever in the Company’s standard form for directors and officers.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Chizever and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Chizever was elected as a director, and there are no transactions in which Mr. Chizever has an interest that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.