HLIO Helios

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 4:07pm



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): April 30, 2021




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1500 West University Parkway, Sarasota, Florida



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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On April 30, 2021, Jinger McPeak, the Company’s President of Electronic Controls, informed the company of her intention to resign for personal reasons.  Ms. McPeak has agreed to remain with the Company to ensure a smooth leadership transition and her resignation will be effective June 1, 2021.  In connection with her resignation, the Company and Ms. McPeak entered into a Separation Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2021 (the “Separation Agreement”), under which Ms. McPeak agreed to a customary release in exchange for severance payments as follows:


the continuation of Ms. McPeak’s $306,000 annual base salary for the twelve (12) month period following the effective date, payable bi-weekly through May 31, 2022;


2021 annual short-term incentive compensation award at target, which is 45% of her base salary;


continuation of medical, dental, life, disability and hospitalization benefits after separation pursuant to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of separation; and


vesting of the 5,418 Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) awarded in April 2020 to occur in accordance with the terms of the award agreement on April 27, 2022.

The Separation Agreement contains a release and certain restrictive covenants that are binding upon Ms. McPeak.  The foregoing description of the Separation Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Separation Agreement, which the Company intends to file as an exhibit to the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 3, 2021.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits




Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.









Dated: April 30, 2021



/s/ Tricia L. Fulton




Tricia L. Fulton




Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)