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): December 20, 2021
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
166 North Roadrunner Parkway, Suite 1C
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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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 December 20, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from nine to ten directors and appointed Wanda Sigur to fill the newly created vacancy on the Board, effective as of December 20, 2021. Ms. Sigur was also appointed to serve on the Board’s Safety Committee and may in the future be appointed to other committees of the Board. Ms. Sigur will serve on the Board until the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2022 and until her successor is duly elected and qualified or until her earlier death, resignation or removal.
Ms. Sigur is an independent consultant for emerging space exploration and traditional aerospace industry companies, providing design, analysis, prototype build, test solutions and design partners and, since 2018, has provided these services through Lambent Engineering LLC where is President and Founder. From 1979 to 2017, Ms. Sigur held various senior level positions at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, most recently from 2014 to 2017, as Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space, where she had executive responsibility for national space programs relating to human space flight and space science missions, including planetary, solar, astrophysical, and Earth remote sensing for civil government agencies. Ms. Sigur is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). She is a member of the National Academies Science, Engineering and Medicine Aeronautics and Space Evaluation Board (ASEB) and Chair of the ASEB Space Technology Industry Government University Roundtable. Ms. Sigur graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s of science in Materials Science and Engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Tulane University.
Ms. Sigur is eligible to participate in the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Program, which provides for: (i) an annual cash retainer of $125,000 for serving on the Board, earned on a quarterly basis; (ii) an annual cash retainer of $7,500 for serving on the Safety Committee, earned on a quarterly basis; (iii) an initial equity-based award of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) in an amount equal to $150,000 that vests in substantially equal annual installments over three years following the grant date, subject to Ms. Sigur’s continued service on the Board through each such vesting date; and (iv) following each annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders, an annual equity-based award of RSUs in an amount of $125,000 that vests in full on the earlier of (i) the one-year anniversary of the grant date and (ii) the date of the next annual meeting of stockholders following the grant date, subject to Ms. Sigur’s continued service through the applicable vesting date.
Ms. Sigur has entered into the Company’s standard form of indemnification agreement for its directors and officers.
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.
|Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc.|
|Date: December 22, 2021||By:||/s/ Michelle Kley|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|