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): May 19, 2020
VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
23 Main Street
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (732) 528-2600
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Title of each class
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Common Stock, par value $0.001
Nasdaq Global Select Market
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On May 7, 2020, Vonage Holdings Corp. (the "Company") announced that David Pearson, Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), will continue to serve as CFO through August 15, 2020. Mr. Pearson's current salary, benefits, and stock award vesting schedules will remain in effect, subject to modifications described below. As previously disclosed, the Company has retained an executive search firm to assist in its search for a new CFO.
In connection with Mr. Pearson's retirement, on May 19, 2020, the Company and Mr. Pearson entered into a letter agreement (the "Letter Agreement"), which provides that if a successor CFO is not appointed and on-boarded by August 15, 2020, Mr. Pearson may continue to serve as a Special Advisor to the Company on a month-to-month basis until such successor has been on-boarded. In connection with his role as the Special Advisor, Mr. Pearson would receive cash compensation paid out at his current implied hourly rate, multiplied by the number of hours worked. He would continue to receive his current Company benefits while serving as the Special Advisor on a month-to-month basis.
In connection with the Letter Agreement, Mr. Pearson will be eligible to receive a retirement bonus equal to (a) 37.5% of his 2020 target bonus opportunity ("TBO") at 100% payout, plus (b) 62.5% of his target 2020 TBO if, and to the extent, the Company's performance at the end of the performance period results in any payout at the corporate payout level. In addition, the Letter Agreement provides the following modifications to certain stock awards: (a) Mr. Pearson's three-year performance restricted stock units that vest on December 31, 2020 will fully vest, if and to the extent the Company's performance at the end of the performance period results in a payout; and (b) the Executive's outstanding vested but unexercised stock options will be modified to extend the exercise period from 60 days to 18 months post-employment.
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.
VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP.
May 22, 2020
/s/ Randy K. Rutherford
Randy K. Rutherford
Chief Legal Officer