PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. (NASDAQ:PESI) 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 January 18, 2018, the Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc.’s (the “Company”) Board of Directors (the “Board”) unanimously elected Mr. Zach Wamp, age 60, to the Board to fill a vacancy on the Board. The Board also unanimously determined that, as of the date of his election, Mr. Wamp qualified as an “Independent Director” under applicable NASDAQ rules.
Mr. Wamp is currently the President of Zach Wamp Consulting, a position he has held since 2011. As the President and owner of Zach Wamp Consulting, he has served some of the most prominent companies from Silicon Valley to Wall Street as a business development consultant and advisor. Mr. Wamp served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1995 to January 2011 from Tennessee’s 3rd district. His district included the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with strong science and research missions from energy to homeland security. Among his many accomplishments which included various leadership roles in the advancement of education and science, Mr. Wamp was instrumental in the formation and success of the Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor, which created thousands of jobs for Tennesseans in the areas of high-tech research, development, and manufacturing. Mr. Wamp’s career in the political arena included serving on several prominent subcommittees during his 14 years on the House Appropriations Committee, including serving as a “ranking member” of the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Mr. Wamp has been a regular panelist on numerous media outlets and has been featured in a number of national publications effectively articulating sound social and economic policy. Mr. Wamp’s business career included work in the real estate sector for a number of years as a licensed industrial-commercial real estate broker where he was named Chattanooga’s Small Business Person of the Year. His is a founding partner in Learning Blade, the nation’s premiere STEM education platform which is now operating at some level in 28 states.
to the Company’s 2003 Outside Directors Stock Plan (“Outside Directors Stock Plan”), upon election to the Board, Mr. Wamp will receive an option to purchase up to 6,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $4.05 per share. The option will vest six months from date of grant and has a term of ten years. As a director, Mr. Wamp is entitled to receive a quarterly fee of $8,000, a fee of $1,000 for each board meeting he attends in person, and a $500 fee for each board meeting he attends via conference call. Under the Outside Directors Stock Plan, each outside director, including Mr. Wamp, shall receive at the director’s option, either 65% or 50% of his director’s fee in the Company’s common stock. If an outside director elects to receive 65% of his director’s fee in common stock, then he will receive (1) the number of shares of common stock determined by dividing 65% of his director’s fee by 75% of the fair market value of one share of the Company’s common stock and (2) 35% in cash or its equivalent. If the outside director elects to receive 50% of his fee in the Company’s common stock, he will receive the number of shares of common stock determined by dividing his director’s fee by 75% of the fair market value of one share of the Company’s common stock. For purposes of calculating the foregoing, the fair market value of one share of the Company’s common stock will be the closing price for one share of the Company’s common stock on the business day immediately preceding the date that the director’s fee is due.
As of the date of this report, Mr. Wamp has not been assigned to serve on a committee of the Board.
There are no transactions involving Mr. Wamp and the Company required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
About PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. (NASDAQ:PESI)
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is an environmental and environmental technology know-how company. It operates in three segments: The Treatment Segment (Treatment), the Services Segment (Services) and the Medical Segment (Medical). Treatment includes nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed (waste containing both hazardous and low-level radioactive waste), hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, processing and disposal services primarily through approximately four licensed and permitted treatment and storage facilities held by its subsidiaries. Services include on-site waste management services to commercial and government customers, technical services and nuclear services. The Medical segment includes research and development (R&D) of a new medical isotope production technology by its Polish subsidiary, Perma-Fix Medical S.A. (PF Medical). Its Treatment and Services provide services to research institutions, commercial companies, public utilities and governmental agencies.