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): July 3, 2021
AVIAT NETWORKS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of incorporation)||Number)||Identification No.)|
|200 Parker Dr., Suite C100A, Austin, Texas 78728|
|(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value, $0.01 per share||AVNW||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
|☐||Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2)|
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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 July 3, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Aviat Networks, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a Second Amendment (the “Amendment”) to that certain Employment Agreement, dated January 2, 2020, between the Company and Pete Smith (the “Employment Agreement”), the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Pursuant to the Amendment, Mr. Smith’s salary increases from $500,000 to $650,000 annually effective as of July 1, 2021. Mr. Smith’s target bonus under the Company’s annual incentive plan for fiscal year 2022 increases to $925,000, with the ability to double this amount based on the Company’s performance under its annual incentive plan. As part of the Company’s fiscal year 2022 long term incentive plan, Mr. Smith was granted 24,049 performance restricted stock units, 59,422 stock options and 24,049 restricted stock units pursuant to the Company’s 2018 Stock Incentive Program. This grant under the fiscal year 2022 long term incentive plan will vest in the event of termination for any reason other than termination for “cause” (as that term is defined in the Employment Agreement) or voluntary termination.
Additionally, pursuant to the Amendment, if Mr. Smith is terminated by the Company other than for “cause” (as that term is defined in the Employment Agreement) within one (1) year following a Change in Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), or voluntarily terminates his employment for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement) within such period, then he will receive 1) severance compensation equal to two (2) times the sum of his annual base salary plus the target bonus amount in effect on the date of termination under the Company’s annual incentive plan prorated for the period worked, 2) health benefits coverage for up to eighteen (18) months and 3) vesting of all unvested stock options granted to Mr. Smith by the Company and all other then-unvested equity related awards that vest based solely on continued employment by the Company (unless otherwise restricted by such equity-related awards).
A copy of the Amendment is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the material terms of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified by reference to such exhibit.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
|AVIAT NETWORKS, INC.|
|July 7, 2021||By:||/s/ Eric Chang|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|