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): April 25, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
20400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 700
Cupertino, CA 95014
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Common Stock, par value $0.001||AMTX||NASDAQ Stock Market|
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On April 25, 2020, Aemetis, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into new three-year executive employment agreements (the “Executive Employment Agreements”) with Mr. McAfee, Mr. Waltz, Mr. Foster and Mr. Gupta. The description of the Executive Employment Agreements under Item 5.02 of this Current Report is incorporated into this Item 1.01 by reference.
Item 5.02. Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
In connection with recognizing the tenure of its executives, the Company entered into the Executive Employment Agreements with Mr. McAfee, Mr. Waltz, Mr. Foster and Mr. Gupta providing annual compensation of $310,000, $250,000, $230,000 and $230,000, respectively, subject to the Company’s deferred compensation program. Mr. McAfee is entitled to an annual cash bonus in an amount determined by the Board of Directors based upon attainment of certain performance milestones. Mr. Waltz, Mr. Foster and Mr. Gupta are each entitled to an annual cash bonus of up to $50,000 based upon attainment of certain performance milestones. The Company will pay up to one year of severance and health benefits in the event any of the aforementioned executives is terminated without “cause” or “constructively terminated” (as such terms are defined in the respective Executive Employment Agreement).
The foregoing summaries of the Executive Employment Agreements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the agreements themselves, which are attached to this Current Report as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 and incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Executive Employment Agreement, dated April 25, 2020 with Eric A. McAfee|
|Executive Employment Agreement, dated April 25, 2020 with Todd Waltz|
|Executive Employment Agreement, dated April 25, 2020 with Andrew Foster|
|Executive Employment Agreement, dated April 25, 2020 with Sanjeev Gupta|
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.
|April 27, 2020||By:|
/s/ Eric A. McAfee
|Name:||Eric A. McAfee|
Chief Executive Officer
Principal Executive Officer