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 2, 2020

Hudson Technologies, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

New York

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)



(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

PO Box 1541, 1 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, New York


(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(845) 735-6000

(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(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 Symbols(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value HDSN Nasdaq Capital Market


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Emerging growth company ¨


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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 January 2, 2020, Hudson Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Ryan A. Maupin as its Chief Restructuring Officer.


Mr. Maupin, age 39, is a Principal of Grant Thornton LLP in its Strategic Solutions practice, a position he has held since 2015. Prior to becoming a Principal, from 2013-2015, Mr. Maupin was a Director in the Strategic Solutions practice of Grant Thornton LLP. Mr. Maupin specializes in advising boards of directors, senior executives, creditors and funds in restructuring situations. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Maupin was a Director in the Transactions and Restructuring Group at KPMG LLP. From 2006 to 2010 he was a Manager at Grant Thornton LLP and from 2005 to 2006 served as a Consultant at Navigant Capital Advisors.


Mr. Maupin’s services are being provided to the Company by Grant Thornton LLP at a cost of $120,000 per month.


Mr. Maupin was retained by the Company in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Waiver and Fourth Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement (the “Fourth Amendment”) among Hudson Technologies Company (“HTC”), an indirect subsidiary of the Company, and HTC’s affiliates Hudson Holdings, Inc. and Aspen Refrigerants, Inc., as borrowers, the Company as a guarantor, and U.S. Bank National Association, as collateral agent and administrative agent, and the various lenders thereunder.


In the event that, following the retention of the Chief Restructuring Officer (“CRO”), LTM Adjusted EBITDA (as defined) exceeds the greater of (x) 105% of the minimum LTM Adjusted EBITDA and (y) $9.55 million for two consecutive quarterly reporting periods, the Company may terminate the CRO if the Company reasonably determines that the services of the CRO are no longer needed; provided, that no default shall have occurred or be continuing under the Term Loan Facility.








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.


Date: January 3, 2020


  By:   /s/ Nat Krishnamurti
  Name:  Nat Krishnamurti
  Title:    Chief Financial Officer & Secretary





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