VARONIS SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ:VRNS) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

VARONIS SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ:VRNS) 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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On August 27, 2018, Varonis Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an amendment to the employment agreements between the Company and Mr. Yakov Faitelson, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, Mr. Guy Melamed, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, and James O’Boyle, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales of the Company, respectively (the “Amendments”). The Amendments became effective on August 27, 2018.

The Amendments provide, among other things, that, in the event that any payments treated as “parachute payments” (within the meaning of Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) made to the executive would fail to be deductible to the Company due to the impact of Section 280G of the Code, and subject the executive to the excise tax provisions of Section 4999 of the Code, such payments would be reduced to an amount that would not trigger the loss of deduction and excise tax, unless the executive would be in a better economic position (on an after-tax basis) in receiving all amounts and paying the excise tax (and all other required taxes). The approach of the Amendments, commonly referred to as the “best net” approach, replaces a cap on total payments to the executives to the amount that would not be subject to the loss of deductibility to the Company and the excise tax on the executive. No executive is entitled to receive gross-ups or tax reimbursements from the Company with respect to any excise taxes.

The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendments, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No. Description
10.1

Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of August 27, 2018, by and between Varonis Systems, Inc. and Mr. Yakov Faitelson

10.2

Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of August 27, 2018, by and between Varonis Systems, Inc. and Mr. Guy Melamed

10.3 Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of August 27, 2018, by and between Varonis Systems, Inc. and Mr. James O’Boyle


VARONIS SYSTEMS INC Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 exh_101.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit 10.1   AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT   AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (“Amendment”),…
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About VARONIS SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ:VRNS)

Varonis Systems, Inc. (Varonis) provides a software platform that allows enterprises to analyze, secure, manage and utilize their unstructured data. The Company specializes in human-generated data, a type of unstructured data that includes an enterprise’s spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio files, video files, e-mails, text messages and any other data created by employees. Its Metadata Framework is a technology platform that extracts metadata from an enterprise’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and uses this information to map functional relationships among employees, data objects, content and usage. IT and business personnel deploy its software for a range of use cases, including data governance, data security, archiving, file synchronization, mobile data accessibility and information collaboration. Its products include DatAdvantage, DataPrivilege, Interface Data Unit Classification Framework, Data Transport Engine, DatAnywhere and DatAnswers.

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