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Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 8, 2021



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-39785   76-0238453

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


800 Third Avenue, Suite 2800

New York, NY 10022

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(866) 351-5907

(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(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   LFMD   The Nasdaq Capital 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.


Director Resignation


On September 8, 2021, Happy Walters resigned from the board of directors (the “Board”) of LifeMD, Inc. (the “Company”).


Director Appointment


On September 8, 2021, the Company appointed Naveen Bhatia as a member of the Board.


Mr. Bhatia is a private investor. From 2013 to 2020, he was a Senior Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group of Blackstone, a leading global investment business specializing in alternative asset classes. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Bhatia was a Managing Director at 40 North Industries LLC, a private investment firm where he focused on special situations equity and debt investments, both public and private. Prior to 40 North, he was a Principal at a family office in New York. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Bhatia was a Co-Founder and Partner of Eagle Lake Capital LLC, a private investment partnership focused on fundamental, value investing across the capital structure. He started his career as a member of the Restructuring Group at Rothschild.


Mr. Bhatia received a BA in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University. He has served as a director of various public and private companies, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of private companies Blue Yonder, EquipmentShare, RG Barry, and CRG Financial. From 2010-2019, Mr. Bhatia served as Chairman of the Board of Cotton Holdings, a leading, global infrastructure support services company. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and taught Applied Security Analysis I & II for eight years.


The Board believes that Mr. Bhatia’s experience in investment and financial leadership roles make him ideally qualified to help lead the Company towards continued growth and success.


Related Party Transactions


There are no related party transactions with regard to Mr. Bhatia reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Compensatory Arrangements


In connection Mr. Bhatia’s appointment to the Board, the Company and Mr. Bhatia entered into a director agreement (the “Director Agreement”), whereby, as compensation for his services as a member of the Board, Mr. Bhatia shall receive a one-time grant of eight thousand (8,000) restricted stock units of the Company, vesting quarterly beginning on September 30, 2021, pursuant to the Company’s Employee Stock Option Plan.


On September 8, 2021, the Company and Mr. Bhatia also entered into a consulting agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”), whereby Mr. Bhatia will assist the Company with its capital markets strategy, business development initiatives and growth strategy for a term of one year. Pursuant to the Consulting Agreement, Mr. Bhatia will receive a stock option to purchase 100,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, with an exercise price of $7.07 per share.


Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K contains only brief descriptions of the material terms of and does not purport to be complete descriptions of the rights and obligations of the parties to the Director Agreement and the Consulting Agreement, and such descriptions are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Director Agreement and the Consulting Agreement, which are filed as Exhibit 10.1 and Exhibit 10.2, respectively, and incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 8.01 Other Events


On September 13, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Naveen Bhatia. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Exhibits




Exhibit No.   Exhibit
10.1   Director Agreement between LifeMD, Inc. and Naveen Bhatia, dated September 8, 2021
10.2   Consulting Services Agreement between Naveen Bhatia and LifeMD, Inc., dated September 8, 2021
99.1   Press Release, dated September 13, 2021
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File







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.


Dated: September 13, 2021 By: /s/ Justin Schreiber
      Justin Schreiber
      Chief Executive Officer



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