QUBT Quantum Computing
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 17, 2021
QUANTUM COMPUTING, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
215 Depot Court SE, Suite 215
Leesburg, VA 20175
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
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Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The relevant information in Item 5.02 on this Current Report on Form 8-K, regarding the Stock Options is incorporated herein by reference. The shares of common stock underlying the Stock Options were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) but qualified for exemption under Section 4(a)(2) and/or Regulation D of the Securities Act.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 17, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company appointed Mr. Robert Fagenson as a member of the Board, effective March 1, 2021 (the “Appointment”).
Robert Fagenson, 72, Director
Mr. Fagenson serves as a member of the board of directors of National Holdings Corporation (“NHS”) since March 2012. He serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of NHS since September 2016. Mr. Fagenson previously served as co-chief executive officer of NHS from January 3, 2017 to January 31, 2017, as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of NHS from December 2014 to September 2016, and as executive vice-chairman of the board of directors of NHS from July 2012 to December 2014. Mr. Fagenson has been a branch owner at NHS, an operating company of NHS, since 2012, and president of Fagenson & Co., Inc., a family investment company, since 1982. Mr. Fagenson spent the majority of his career at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where he was managing partner of one of the exchange’s largest specialist firms. While at the NYSE, Mr. Fagenson served as a governor on the trading floor and was elected to the NYSE board of directors in 1993, where he served for six years, eventually becoming vice chairman of the NYSE board of directors from 1998 to 1999 and 2003 to 2004. Mr. Fagenson has served as director of the New York City Police Museum since 2005, and as director of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation since 2009. He has also served on the board of directors of Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation since 2011 and on the board of directors of New York Edge since 2015. In addition, Mr. Fagenson served as the non-executive chairman of Document Security Systems, Inc. from 2012 to 2018 (NYSEMKT: DSS). He is currently a member of the alumni boards of the Whitman School of Business at Syracuse University.
Mr. Fagenson received his B.S. in Transportation Sciences & Finance from Syracuse University in 1970. The Board believes that Mr. Fagenson’s experience in the securities industry and knowledge of the Company as its former chief executive officer qualifies him to serve as a member of the board.
The Board believes that Mr. Fagenson’s experience in financial services and capital markets makes him ideally qualified to help lead the Company towards continued growth and success.
Mr. Fagenson does not have a family relationship with any of the current officers or directors of the Company.
Related Party Transactions
There are no related party transactions with regard to Mr. Fagenson reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In connection with his Appointment, Mr. Fagenson entered into a director agreement with the Company (the “Director Agreement”). Pursuant to the Director Agreement, Mr. Fagenson was granted a Stock Option to purchase up to 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Stock Options”). Additionally, Mr. Fagenson shall be paid $5,000 per quarter, as compensation for his services as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K contains only a brief description of the material terms of and does not purport to be a complete description of the rights and obligations of the parties to the Director Agreement, and such descriptions is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Director Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibits 10.1.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
Board Committees and Charters
Effective as of February 17, 2021, the Board approved the formation of its audit committee (the “Audit Committee”), compensation committee (the “Compensation Committee”) and nominating and corporate governance committee (the “Nominating Committee” together with the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, collectively, the “Committees”).
The Committees consists of Mr. Robert Fagenson, Mr. Bertrand Velge and Mr. Justin Schreiber, with Mr. Fagenson serving as the Audit Committee Chairman, Mr. Velge serving as the Compensation Committee Chairman, and Mr. Schreiber serving as the Nominating Committee Chairman.
The Committees have adopted charters (the “Committee Charters”) to govern their membership and function. The Committee Charters are filed herewith as exhibits 99.1, 99.2 and 99.3, respectively. A copy of each of the Committees Charters will also be placed on the Company’s website at https://www.quantumcomputinginc.com/.
On February 23, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the Appointment. A copy of the press release is filed hereto as Exhibit 99.4 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Exhibits.
|10.1||Form Director Agreement|
|99.1||Audit Committee Charter|
|99.2||Compensation Committee Charter|
|99.3||Nominating Committee Charter|
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.
|QUANTUM COMPUTING INC.|
|Dated: February 23, 2021||By:||/s/ Christopher Roberts|
Chief Financial Officer