SQBGQ Sequential Brands

Filed: 18 May 21, 5:15pm





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): May 18, 2021 (May 12, 2021)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-37656 47-4452789
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


1407 Broadway, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10018

(Address of Principal Executive Offices/Zip Code)


(646) 564-2577

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per shareSQBGNASDAQ 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).

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


In recognition of their valuable services to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (the “Company”), Mr. Chad Wagenheim, President, and Ms. Lorraine DiSanto, Chief Financial Officer, will receive one-time cash retention bonuses of $900,000 and $630,000, respectively, (each a “Retention Bonus”) to be paid in full within five days of their execution of a letter agreement. The Retention Bonuses are being paid in consideration of their continued full-time employment with the Company in good standing and their continuing best efforts in performing services for the Company, including in connection with any strategic transaction, restructuring, liquidation, wind-up or other significant corporate event involving the Company. Mr. Wagenheim and Ms. DiSanto will be required to repay their entire Retention Bonus should they resign or be terminated for cause prior to the earliest of (i) the completion of any strategic transaction, reorganization, restructuring, wind-up or liquidation of the Company, (ii) January 31, 2022, or (iii) such date as their services are no longer needed, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion. In addition, effective May 15, 2021, Ms. DiSanto’s annual base salary was increased to $420,000. The letter agreements also include a mutual release of claims, a non-disparagement clause and other customary terms and conditions.


This description is qualified in its entirely by the terms of the letter agreements, which will be filed with the Company’s next quarterly financial report on Form 10-Q.







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 hereunto duly authorized.



 Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Date:  May 18, 2021 By:/s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title:Chief Financial Officer