CDZI Cadiz

Filed: 20 Feb 20, 4:40pm
united states
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):
February 19, 2020
Cadiz Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2850
Los Angeles, CA
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (231) 271-1600
 Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered 
 Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareCDZIThe NASDAQ Global Market 
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 14, 2020, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Cadiz Inc. (the "Company") received notice from Water Asset Management, LLC ("WAM") that its aggregate beneficial ownership of the Company's common stock, par value $0.01 per share, fell below the five percent (5%) ownership threshold required by the previously reported Cooperation Agreement, by and between WAM and the Company, dated as of May 1, 2018 (the "Cooperation Agreement").  As a result of WAM failing to own at least 5% of the Company's issued and outstanding common stock, WAM has lost its right under the Cooperation Agreement to designate any independent directors to the Board. In connection with WAM's forfeiture of this right, Jeffrey J. Brown notified the Company on February 19, 2020 of his resignation from the Board, effective immediately.  Mr. Brown’s resignation was not due to any disagreement with the Company that is known to any executive officer of the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.

“Jeff brought significant financial and public board expertise to the Board.  On behalf of all of the members of the Board, we wish Jeff our very best and want to thank him for his dedicated service to Cadiz,” said Keith Brackpool, the chairman of the Board.

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.

 By: /s/ Timothy J. Shaheen
Timothy J. Shaheen
Chief Financial Officer
Date:  February 20, 2020