DSKE Daseke

Filed: 3 May 21, 4:16pm






Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


April 27, 2021

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-37509 47-3913221
(State or other jurisdiction of (Commission (IRS Employer
incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


15455 Dallas Parkway, Suite 550  
Addison, Texas 75001
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (972) 248-0412


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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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, par value $0.0001 per share DSKE The NASDAQ Capital Market
Warrants, each exercisable for one half of a share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $5.75 per half share DSKEW The NASDAQ Capital Market


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).


¨    Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act ¨






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


On April 27, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Daseke, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Catharine Ellingsen to the Board, effective as of such date. Also on April 27, 2021, the Board appointed Ms. Ellingsen to the Compensation Committee of the Board (the “Compensation Committee”) and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board (the “Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee”).


Ms. Ellingsen will receive compensation for service on the Board, the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee in a manner consistent with the Company’s non-employee director compensation policies and programs in effect from time to time. Currently, the Company’s non-employee directors receive an annual cash retainer of $75,000, which is paid in equal installments quarterly. Also in connection with her appointment to the Board, Ms. Ellingsen entered into an indemnification agreement with the Company in the same form that the Company has entered into with its other directors.


There are no current or proposed transactions in which Ms. Ellingsen has or will have a direct or indirect material interest and in which the Company is or will be a participant that require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. In addition, there are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Ellingsen and any other person pursuant to which she was appointed as a director.






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: May 3, 2021By:/s/ Soumit Roy
 Name:Soumit Roy
 Title:Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary