SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 9, 2020
BLINK CHARGING CO.
or other jurisdiction
Lincoln Road, Suite 704
Miami Beach, Florida
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (305) 521-0200
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common Stock||BLNK||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Common Stock Purchase Warrants||BLNKW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K
Blink Charging Co.
January 9, 2020
|Item 5.02 -||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
Effective January 9, 2020, Donald Engel, a current member of our Board of Directors, entered into an employment agreement with us. The employment agreement with Mr. Engel extends for a term expiring on January 9, 2021, subject to automatic renewal for two additional one-year periods if not otherwise previously terminated by either party. Pursuant to the employment agreement, Mr. Engel has agreed to devote his attention, energy and skills to our business as a business development officer by introducing potential customers to us and assisting us in establishing strategic partnerships. The employment agreement provides that Mr. Engel will receive a base salary at an annual rate of $175,000 for services rendered in such position. In addition, he will be eligible to earn stock options to purchase up to 700,000 shares of our common stock, in increments of 140,000 options on each occasion that we execute an agreement for the sale or deployment of electric vehicle charging stations or ancillary eco-friendly energy products with a customer he has introduced to us. The stock options will have an exercise price equal to the closing market price of our common stock immediately prior to the issuance date, expire five years after the issuance date and be subject to the terms of our 2018 Incentive Compensation Plan.
The employment agreement provides for termination by us for cause upon conviction of a felony, misconduct resulting in significant economic or reputational harm to us, any act of fraud or a material breach of his obligations to us. Upon a change of control of our company, Mr. Engel’s employment will terminate and he will be entitled to all unpaid and outstanding salary and expenses due through the termination date.
The employment agreement also contains covenants restricting Mr. Engel from engaging in any activities competitive with our business during the term of the employment agreement and two years thereafter, and prohibiting him from disclosure of confidential information regarding us at any time.
Mr. Engel will continue to be a member of our Board but will no longer qualify as an “independent director” under Nasdaq rules.
|Item 9.01 -||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Exhibit 10.1||Employment Agreement, dated January 9, 2020, between Blink Charging Co. and Donald Engel.|
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.
|BLINK CHARGING CO.|
|Dated: January 10, 2020||By:|
/s/ Michael D. Farkas
|Name:||Michael D. Farkas|
|Title:||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|