SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:SQBG) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:SQBG) 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 Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.

On October 1, 2019, Ms. Karen Murray resigned from her positions as Chief Executive Officer, Secretary and Director of Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (“Sequential”). Per the transition agreement between Sequential and Ms. Murray dated October 1, 2019 (the “Transition Agreement”), Ms. Murray will receive a bonus for 2019 based on actual achievement of the Board-established financial goals for the year, payable at the time in 2020 that such bonus would have been paid had Ms. Murray’s employment with Sequential not terminated. In addition, the unvested portion of Ms. Murray’s restricted stock units granted upon her commencement of employment with Sequential, representing 33,334 shares of common stock, will fully vest upon the end of the revocation period as defined in the Transition Agreement. Under the Transition Agreement, Ms. Murray also has agreed to act as a consultant to the Company for a period of one year, for which she will be paid a total of $650,000. The Transition Agreement includes customary terms and conditions, including a release of claims. A copy of the Transition Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 is incorporated herein by reference.

Also, effective October 7, 2019, Chad Wagenheim, age 43, who has been employed by the Company since November 2014 and most recently as Executive Vice President Strategic Development and Operations, was appointed as President and, in such capacity, will act as principal executive officer of the Company.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 7, 2019, Sequential issued a press release with respect to a strategic review and the matters discussed in Item 5.02. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit Number Description
 
10.1 Transition agreement between the Company and Ms. Murray, dated October 1, 2019.
99.1 Press release.


Sequential Brands Group, Inc. Exhibit
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About SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:SQBG)

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, home, athletic and lifestyle categories. The Company’s portfolio of consumer brands includes Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Jessica Simpson, Joe’s Jeans, William Rast, Ellen Tracy, Revo, AND1 and Avia. The Company’s brands are licensed for a range of product categories, including apparel, footwear, eyewear, fashion accessories and home goods. The Company licenses brands to both wholesale and direct-to-retail licensees. The Company licenses the Martha Stewart brand to various licensees, including retailers, such as Macy’s, The Home Depot, PetSmart and Staples. The Jessica Simpson Collection is a signature lifestyle concept designed in collaboration with Jessica Simpson, which offers various product categories, including footwear, apparel, fragrance, fashion accessories, maternity apparel, girls clothing and a home line. The Avia brand offers running and activewear products.

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