ELYS Elys Game Technology
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): January 22, 2021
Elys Game Technology, Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
|(State or other jurisdiction of Incorporation or organization)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
130 Adelaide Street West, Suite 701
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2K4, Canada
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
+39 391 306 4134
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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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|
|Common Stock||ELYS||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.
On January 22, 2021, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Elys Game Technology, Corp. (“the “Company”) pursuant to the Company’s employment agreement with Michele Ciavarella, dated December 31, 2018, as amended July 5, 2019 and December 30, 2020, in lieu of $140,000 of base salary payable to him in respect of calendar year ending December 31, 2021, issued Mr. Ciavarella a restricted stock grant (“RSUs”) under its 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”), vesting upon issuance, to purchase 24,476 shares of the Company’s common stock.
In addition, on January 22, 2021, in lieu of $1,003,265.12 of accrued salary payable to him, the Board issued Mr. Ciavarella RSUs under its Plan, vesting upon issuance, to purchase 175,396 shares of the Company’s common stock.
On January 22, 2021, as a performance bonus award, the Board issued Alessandro Marcelli, Beniamino Gianfelici, Luca Pasquini, Gabriele Peroni and Franco Salvagni RSUs under its Plan, vesting upon issuance, to purchase 34,002, 63,278, 44,968, 74,294 and 70,807 shares of the Company’s common stock, respectively.
On January 22, 2021, in lieu of $5,245 of accrued director fees payable to him, the Board issued Steve Shallcross RSUs under its Plan, vesting upon issuance, to purchase 5,245 shares of the Company’s common stock.
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: January 26, 2021|
ELYS GAME TECHNOLOGY, CORP.
|By: /s/ Michele Ciavarella|
|Name: Michele Ciavarella|
|Title: Executive Chairman|