SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 17, 2022
|SPLASH BEVERAGE GROUP, INC.|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|1314 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 221|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)|
|(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)|
|(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 17, 2022, Dean Huge resigned as Chief Financial Officer of Splash Beverage Group, Inc. (the “Company”). Mr. Huge’s resignation as Chief Financial Officer was not because of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices, including accounting principles and practices.
Effective February 18, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Fatima Dhalla as the Interim Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Dhalla, 67, has provided consulting services to clients on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, system implementation and financial reporting since 2017. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Dhalla served as the Chief Financial Officer of Maverick Brands, LLC, a beverage company producing and selling coconut water. Ms. Dhalla is educated in the United Kingdom as a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in 1987.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Dhalla and any other persons, pursuant to which she was selected as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Dhalla has not engaged in any transaction, or any currently proposed transaction, in which the Company was or is to be a participant and the amount involved exceeds $120,000, and in which any related person had or will have a direct or indirect material interest. There are no family relationships between Ms. Dhalla and any director or executive officer of the Company.
Ms. Dhalla will receive $187,200 annually as compensation for her duties as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Dhalla will serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer until the Company appoints a full-time replacement as Chief Financial Officer. The Company is actively seeking a Chief Financial Officer with capital markets and mergers and acquisitions experience.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|SPLASH BEVERAGE GROUP, INC.|
|Dated: February 18, 2022||By:||/s/ Robert Nistico|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|