SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 5, 2023
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
or other jurisdiction
R. S. Employer|
400 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
|☐||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Ordinary Shares, $0.01 par value||GAN||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
As previously reported by GAN Limited (the “Company”), effective September 26, 2023, Seamus McGill was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
On October 5, 2023, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with Mr. McGill, pursuant to which Mr. McGill is entitled to, among other benefits, the following compensation:
|●||an annual base salary of $500,000;|
|●||a bonus of up to 100% of Mr. McGill’s base salary, for the applicable bonus year, provided that Mr. McGill must be employed with the Company and materially in compliance with the Employment Agreement as of the bonus payment date; provided that with the approval of the board of directors, the bonus may be paid through the issuance of a stock award that would be immediately vested;|
|●||an initial equity award of 275,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, with 25% of such award vesting on the first anniversary of the grant date and vesting in 25% increments on each anniversary thereafter; and|
|●||expense reimbursement and participation in the Company’s employee benefit plans, practices and programs that the Company makes available to it employees.|
The Employment Agreement also provides that in the event Mr. McGill is terminated without cause or resigns for good reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr. McGill is entitled to, among other benefits, (i) severance equal to 12 months of his then-current base salary and (ii) all of Mr. McGill’s equity awards shall accelerate and become fully vested, non-forfeitable, and exercisable. Upon a Change-in-Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr. McGill will be entitled to a transaction bonus in an amount equal to 100% of Mr. McGill’s then-current base salary. In addition, if Mr. McGill’s employment is terminated by the Company without Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement) or by Mr. McGill for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement) within three months before or two years after a Change-in-Control occurs, all of Mr. McGill’s equity awards shall accelerate and become fully vested, non-forfeitable, and exercisable.
The Employment Agreement also contains certain non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-competition requirements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: October 10, 2023||By:||/s/ Sylvia Tiscareño|
|Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary|