P Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

P 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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On January 30, 2018, P & F Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) and Joseph A. Molino, Jr. (“Mr. Molino”), the Company’s Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, entered into an Executive Employment Agreement (the “Employment Agreement”), effective as of January 1, 2018. The prior executive employment agreement between the Company and Mr. Molino expired by its terms on December 31, 2017.

The Employment Agreement provides for Mr. Molino to serve as the Company’s Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer; provided, that prior to a Change in Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), the Company may in its sole discretion remove any or all of the Executive’s titles (and the related responsibilities) other than Chief Operating Officer. The term of the Employment Agreement expires on December 31, 2020, unless sooner terminated to the provisions of the Employment Agreement. to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Molino will receive a minimum annual base salary of $400,000. Mr. Molino’s base salary will be reviewed annually by the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) (or a committee thereof) and may be increased, but not decreased, from time to time. Mr. Molino will be eligible for an annual incentive payment in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Company’s Bonus Plan (as defined in the Employment Agreement) with performance goals to be set by the Compensation Committee of the Board (the “Compensation Committee”) in its sole discretion, with a target of 35% of his then-current base salary, and a maximum bonus based on exceeding performance targets as established by the Compensation Committee of 58% of his then-current base salary. Mr. Molino will also receive (i) senior executive level employee benefits and (ii) a Company-provided automobile and the payment of certain related expenses.

In the event Mr. Molino’s employment is terminated by the Company without Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement), or Mr. Molino resigns for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement), he will receive all accrued amounts of base salary, unpaid bonuses for the prior year, unreimbursed expenses and amounts due under benefits plans in accordance with their terms and, subject to his execution of a general release, (i) he will continue to receive his base salary for 12 months, (ii) he will receive a pro rata bonus for the year of termination, and (iii) the Company will pay him monthly an amount equal to the difference in his COBRA premium and the active employee contribution for medical coverage until the earlier of (a) 18 months from the date of termination, (b) his becoming eligible for medical benefits from a subsequent employer, or (c) his becoming ineligible for COBRA (the “COBRA Payments”).

In the event Mr. Molino’s employment is terminated by the Company without Cause or he resigns for Good Reason within two years following a Change in Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), then subject to his execution of a general release, he will receive the amounts set forth in the previous paragraph in addition to a lump sum amount equal to his target annual bonus for the fiscal year in which his termination occurs; provided, that the COBRA Payments set forth in clause (iii)(a) of the previous paragraph shall extend for up to 12 months from the date of termination rather than up to 18 months from the date of termination; and provided further, that in the event of a 409A Change in Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement) he will receive the base salary severance payment set forth in clause (i) of the previous paragraph in a lump sum rather than in installments. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event an Excise Tax (as defined in the Employment Agreement) would otherwise be incurred by Mr. Molino, amounts paid to Mr. Molino upon a Change in Control will be reduced to 2.99 times his “base amount” (as determined in accordance with Sections 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended).

to the Employment Agreement, during term of his employment and for a period of twelve months after termination of his employment, Mr. Molino is prohibited from (i) competing with the Company, (ii) soliciting or hiring the Company’s employees, representatives or agents, or (iii) soliciting any of the Company’s customers. The Employment Agreement also prohibits Mr. Molino from using or disclosing the Company’s non-public, proprietary or confidential information.

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 filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K which is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


P&F INDUSTRIES INC Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 tv484691_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1   Exhibit 10.1   EXECUTION VERSION   EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”),…
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About P & F INDUSTRIES, INC. (NASDAQ:PFIN)

P&F Industries, Inc. conducts business through its subsidiaries. The Company operates through two segments: tools and other products (Tools), and hardware and accessories (Hardware). It conducts Tools business through a subsidiary, Continental Tool Group, Inc. (Continental), which in turn operates through its subsidiaries, Florida Pneumatic Manufacturing Corporation (Florida Pneumatic) and Hy-Tech Machine, Inc. (Hy-Tech). Florida Pneumatic imports and sells pneumatic hand tools, most of which are of its own design, primarily to the retail, industrial and automotive markets. It conducts the Hardware business through its subsidiary, Countrywide Hardware, Inc. (Countrywide). Countrywide conducts its business operations through its subsidiary, Nationwide Industries, Inc. (Nationwide). Nationwide develops, imports and manufactures fencing hardware, patio products, and door and window accessories, such as rollers, hinges, window operators, sash locks, custom zinc castings and door closers.

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