AMHG Amergent Hospitality

Filed: 1 Apr 21, 5:06pm






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): March 26, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 000-56160 84-4842958

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer



7529 Red Oak Lane

Charlotte, NC 28226

(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)




(Former address of principal executive offices) (zip code)


(704) 366-5122

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None


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


Title of each class

Common stock, $0.0001 par value


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ITEM 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On March 26, 2021, Amergent Hospitality Group Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Amergent”), entered into a separation and release agreement (“Agreement”) with Patrick Harkleroad. Pursuant to the Agreement, Mr. Harkleroad will be paid $15,000 for transition services through March 31, 2021. Amergent reaffirmed its indemnification obligations to Mr. Harkelroad in the Agreement, pursuant to the terms of that certain Indemnification Agreement by and between the parties dated July 10, 2020. The Agreement also contains customary general releases by the parties as well as confidentiality, non-disparagement and cooperation provisions.


The foregoing description of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such Agreement, which will be filed as exhibits to Amergent’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021.


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


The disclosures set forth in Item 1.01 are incorporated herein by this reference.






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: April 1, 2021


 Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc.
 By:/s/ Michael D. Pruitt
  Michael D. Pruitt
  Chief Executive Officer