Otelco Inc. (NASDAQ:OTEL) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Otelco Inc. (NASDAQ:OTEL) 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.

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Effective October 15, 2015, Mr. Richard Clark was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of Otelco Inc. (the “Company”).

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Clark served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at FirstLight Fiber from December 2016 until September 2018. From October 2013 until December 2016, Mr. Clark served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oxford Networks until Oxford was acquired by FirstLight Fiber. Mr. Clark served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WAI Global (a global manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts) from February 2011 through September 2013 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Parts Depot, Inc. (a distributor of auto parts) from November 2005 through February 2011. Mr. Clark served in executive positions from 1995 through 2005 at various companies in financial and operating positions. Mr. Clark began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers from 1986 through 1995. He graduated from Husson University in 1986 with a degree in public accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Clark is 53 years old.

Employment Agreement

In connection with Mr. Clark’s appointment as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company, on October 15, 2018, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Clark (the “Employment Agreement”), which will remain in effect until terminated by the Company or Mr. Clark for any reason or by death or disability. to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Clark will receive an annual base salary of $275,000, an annual bonus, the use of a Company automobile and medical and other benefits.Mr. Clark’s annual base salary will be subject to increase by the Company.

to the Employment Agreement, on October 15, 2018, the Company granted Mr. Clark options to purchase up to 50,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (“Common Stock”), which will vest in equal annual installments over a five-year period.

If Mr. Clark’s employment is terminated by the Company without cause or due to death or disability, or by Mr. Clark for good reason, he will be entitled to receive severance benefits consisting of a lump sum payment equal to his annual base salary and the pro rata portion of the annual bonus he would have received,based on the applicable annual performance targets, had he been employed by the Company through the end of the fiscal year in which the termination occurred.In addition, if Mr. Clark’s employment is terminated by the Company without cause or due to death or disability, or by Mr. Clark for good reason, to the extent Mr. Clark and, if applicable, members of his family participate in any medical, prescription drug, dental, vision or other “group health plan” of the Company immediately prior to such termination, the Company will provide Mr. Clark with a lump sum payment equal to the premium cost to Mr. Clark that would be incurred for continuation coverage under such plans through the end of the fiscal year in which such termination occurs.

The Employment Agreement also provides that Mr. Clark will be restricted from engaging in competitive activities for 12 months after the termination of his employment.

The foregoing description of the Employment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Employment Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


OTELCO INC. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 tv504682_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit 10.1   EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT   This Employment Agreement,…
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