UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

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

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest reported): June 14, 2021

 

Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   001-40089   59-3691650
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification Number)

 

11120 NE 2nd Street, Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98004

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(206) 617-9797

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2.)

 

[  ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
[  ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
[  ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
[  ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CF$ 240.13e-4(c))

 

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, $0.001 par value   NVOS   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company [  ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

 

 

     

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

Change of Principal Financial Officer

 

On June 14, 2021, Sterling Jimenez notified Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) of his intent to resign as the Company’s Principal Financial Officer, effective June 15, 2021. On June 15, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed James Zsebok, as the Company’s Principal Financial Officer. Mr. Zsebok will also serve as the Company’s principal accounting officer.

 

Mr. Zsebok, age 55, also serves as the Vice-President, Finance for Novo Healthnet Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, which provides multidisciplinary primary healthcare related services and products in Canada through the integration of medical technology, advanced therapeutics and rehabilitative science. Mr. Zsebok brings over 29 years of corporate finance and operational experience, including a 16-year tenure, from 1998 to 2014, holding the position of CFO, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, and Treasurer.at Flex-N-Gate, a provider of parts and systems for the automotive industry. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Zsebok held various accounting and finance related positions at Imperial Chemical Industries, Siemens Automotive, Cardon, PLC, and TRIAM Automotive, Inc. In 2014, Mr. Zsebok founded RTZ Consulting Group, which provides fractional CFO services, as well as M&A and debt-equity advisory services.

 

In 1988, Mr. Zsebok graduated with a B.A., Economics (Honors) from Trent University in Peterborough, Canada.

 

The Company agreed to pay Mr. Zsebok an annual base salary of CAD$120,000 (approximately $97,000) for a period of two months. Compensation arrangements following the two-month provisional period will be finalized in the near future.

 

Robert Mattacchione Executive Agreement

 

On June 18, 2021, the Company entered into an executive agreement (the “June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement”) with GPE Global Holdings Inc., an entity controlled by Robert Mattacchione and through which Mr. Mattacchione will provide services to the Company (“GPE”). Mr. Mattacchione serves as the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and is the Company’s majority stockholder. Pursuant to the terms of the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement, Mr. Mattacchione will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mattacchione also continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. In consideration thereof, the Company agreed to (i) pay Mr. Mattacchione an annual base salary of $186,000, (ii) pay Mr. Mattacchione a monthly bonus reconciled quarterly and paid as follows: (a) quarterly cash bonuses equal to 10% of positive net income (“PNI”), and (b) PNI will be reconciled within 30 days after the close of the quarter with payments to Mr. Mattacchione made within 45 days of the close of the quarter, and (iii) pay Mr. Mattacchione bonuses based on increases in the Company’s market cap valuation (“MCV”) from the date of the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement, with the following milestone bonus parameters:

 

  (a) For each and every $50,000,000 Company MCV increase sustained for a period of not less than 30 days (the “50M Bonus Event”), Mr. Mattacchione will receive $1,000,000, or 2% of $50,000,000, in Company common stock. For the sake of clarity, Mr. Mattacchione will only be issued compensation based on $50,000,000 MCV increments; there will be no compensation issued for anything above $50,000,000 until the subsequent $50,000,000 MCV milestone is achieved. This bonus will be capped at a Company MCV of $1 billion. The 50M Bonus Event stock will be issued as (i) 50% restricted shares within 30 days of the respective 50M Bonus Event or at a later date as requested by Mr. Mattacchione, and held as an allocation to Mr. Mattacchione, until the requisition date as provided in writing, by Mr. Mattacchione, to the Company, and (ii) 50% registered shares from the Company’s current active incentive plan within 30 days of the respective 50M Bonus Event.

 

     

 

 

  (b) Upon the Company reaching and sustaining a MCV of $1 billion for no less than 30 days (the “1B Bonus Event”), Mr. Mattacchione will receive $50,000,000, or 5% of $1 billion, in restricted shares of Company common stock. The 1B Bonus Event stock will be issued within 30 days of the 1B Bonus Event or at a later date as requested by Mr. Mattacchione, and held as an allocation to Mr. Mattacchione, until the requisition date as provided in writing, by Mr. Mattacchione, to the Company.
     
  (c) For each additional $1 billion MCV, beyond the initial 1B Bonus Event, sustained for a period of no less than 30 days, Mr. Mattacchione will receive $50,000,000, or 5% of $1 billion, in restricted shares of the Company’s common stock. This additional 1B Bonus Event Stock, commencing with a $2 billion MCV and each additional 1B MCV increase, beyond $2 billion, will be issued within 30 days of the Bonus Event, or at a later date as requested by Mr. Mattacchione, and held as an allocation to Mr. Mattacchione, until the requisition date as provided in writing, by Mr. Mattacchione, to the Company.

 

The June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement supersedes all prior compensation arrangements between the Company and Mr. Mattacchione.

 

The Company will be deemed to be in default under the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

  (a) if the Company shall become insolvent, or bankrupt, or subject to the provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, or shall go into liquidation, either voluntarily or under an order of a Court of competent jurisdiction, or shall make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or otherwise acknowledge its insolvency; or
     
  (b) if a liquidator or liquidators or receiver or receivers or a trustee or trustees in bankruptcy, be appointed to the Company, or if its secured creditors take possession of the property of the Company or any substantial or essential part thereof in the sole determination of Mr. Mattacchione; or
     
  (c) if the Company fails, refuses or neglects to promptly pay any monies owing to Mr. Mattacchione when due under the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement.

 

Mr. Mattacchione will be deemed to be in default under the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

  a) if Mr. Mattacchione fails, refuses or neglects to promptly perform any material obligations owing to the Company when due under the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement, and such failure in performance shall continue for 10 business days following notice from the Company unless Mr. Mattacchione shall have commenced within the 10 days following notice and is continuing acceptable measures to remedy the said failure in performance.
     
  b) If the performance of Mr. Mattacchione is not to minimum standards as expected by the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

The term of the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement will run for an initial term of 36 months. The term may be extended at the end of the initial term if the Company and Mr. Mattacchione mutually agree.

 

Mr. Mattacchione may terminate the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement at any time, upon 90 days’ written notice to the Company, and receive (i) additional compensation equal to $1,500,000 in restricted shares of the Company’s common stock as consideration for the previous tenure of unpaid service filling the roles and responsibilities as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since October 17, 2018, and (ii) any other compensation earned within the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement.

 

     

 

 

Notwithstanding anything in the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement to the contrary, the Company may terminate Mr. Mattacchione’s service for cause for any one of the following reasons: (i) conviction of a felony, any act involving moral turpitude, or a misdemeanor where imprisonment is imposed, (ii) commission of any act of theft, fraud, dishonesty, or falsification of any Company records, (iii) improper disclosure of the Company’s confidential or proprietary information, (iv) any action by Mr. Mattacchione which has a detrimental effect on the Company’s reputation or business, (v) Mr. Mattacchione’s failure or inability to perform any reasonable assigned duties after written notice from the Company thereof, and a reasonable opportunity to cure, such failure or inability, (vi) any breach of the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement, which breach is not cured within 15 days following written notice of such breach, (vii) a course of conduct amounting to gross incompetence, (viii) chronic and unexcused absenteeism, (ix) unlawful appropriation of a corporate opportunity, or (x) misconduct in connection with the performance of any of Mr. Mattacchione’s duties, including, without limitation, misappropriation of funds or property of the Company, securing or attempting to secure personally any profit in connection with any transaction entered into on behalf of the Company, misrepresentation to the Company, or any violation of law or regulations on Company premises or to which the Company is subject. Upon termination of Mr. Mattacchione’s services with the Company for cause, the Company shall be under no further obligation to Mr. Mattacchione, except to pay all accrued but unpaid renumeration.

 

The Company may terminate Mr. Mattacchione’s services at any time without cause; provided, however, that Mr. Mattacchione will be entitled to severance pay in the amount of three years renumeration and certain additional compensation as identified in the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement, but if, and only if, Mr. Mattacchione executes a valid and comprehensive release of any and all claims that Mr. Mattacchione may have against the Company in a form provided by the Company and Mr. Mattacchione executes such form within 30 days of tender.

 

The foregoing description of the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the June 2021 Mattacchione Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Christopher David Appointment as Chief Operating Officer & Employment Agreement

 

On June 18, 2021, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the “June 2021 David Agreement”) with Christopher David, the Company’s President and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Pursuant to the terms of the June 2021 David Agreement, Mr. David will serve as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. In consideration thereof, the Company agreed to (i) pay Mr. David an annual base salary of $171,000, (ii) pay Mr. David a monthly bonus reconciled quarterly and paid as follows: (a) quarterly cash bonuses equal to 10% of PNI, and (b) PNI will be reconciled within 30 days after the close of the quarter with payments to Mr. David made within 45 days of the close of the quarter, and (iii) pay Mr. David bonuses based on increases in the Company’s MCV from the date of the June 2021 David Agreement, with the following milestone bonus parameters:

 

  (d) For each and every $50,000,000 Company MCV increase sustained for a period of not less than 30 days (the “50M Bonus Event”), Mr. David will receive $500,000, or 1% of $50,000,000, in Company common stock. For the sake of clarity, Mr. David will only be issued compensation based on $50,000,000 MCV increments; there will be no compensation issued for anything above $50,000,000 until the subsequent $50,000,000 MCV milestone is achieved. This bonus will be capped at a Company MCV of $1 billion. The 50M Bonus Event stock will be issued as (i) 50% restricted shares within 30 days of the respective 50M Bonus Event or at a later date as requested by Mr. David, and held as an allocation to Mr. David, until the requisition date as provided in writing, by Mr. David, to the Company, and (ii) 50% registered shares from the Company’s current active incentive plan within 30 days of the respective 50M Bonus Event.
     
  (e) Upon the Company reaching and sustaining a MCV of $1 billion for no less than 30 days (the “1B Bonus Event”), Mr. David will receive $20,000,000, or 2% of $1 billion, in restricted shares of Company common stock. The 1B Bonus Event stock will be issued within 30 days of the 1B Bonus Event or at a later date as requested by Mr. David, and held as an allocation to Mr. David, until the requisition date as provided in writing, by Mr. David, to the Company.
     
  (f) For each additional $1 billion MCV, beyond the initial 1B Bonus Event, sustained for a period of no less than 30 days, Mr. David will receive $20,000,000, or 2% of $1 billion, in restricted shares of the Company’s common stock. This additional 1B Bonus Event Stock, commencing with a $2 billion MCV and each additional 1B MCV increase, beyond $2 billion, will be issued within 30 days of the Bonus Event, or at a later date as requested by Mr. David, and held as an allocation to Mr. David, until the requisition date as provided in writing, by Mr. David, to the Company.

 

     

 

 

The June 2021 David Agreement supersedes the employment agreement dated August 6, 2020 between the Company and Mr. David.

 

The Company will be deemed to be in default under the June 2021 David Agreement upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

  (d) if the Company shall become insolvent, or bankrupt, or subject to the provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, or shall go into liquidation, either voluntarily or under an order of a Court of competent jurisdiction, or shall make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or otherwise acknowledge its insolvency; or
     
  (e) if a liquidator or liquidators or receiver or receivers or a trustee or trustees in bankruptcy, be appointed to the Company, or if its secured creditors take possession of the property of the Company or any substantial or essential part thereof in the sole determination of Mr. David; or
     
  (f) if the Company fails, refuses or neglects promptly pay any monies owing to Mr. David when due under the June 2021 David Agreement.

 

Mr. David will be deemed to be in default under the June 2021 David Agreement upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

  c) if Mr. David fails, refuses or neglects to promptly perform any material obligations owing to the Company when due under the June 2021 David Agreement, and such failure in performance shall continue for 10 business days following notice from the Company unless Mr. David shall have commenced within the 10 days following notice and is continuing acceptable measures to remedy the said failure in performance.
     
  d) If the performance of Mr. David is not to minimum standards as expected by the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

The term of the June 2021 David Agreement will run for an initial term of 36 months. The term may be extended at the end of the initial term if the Company and Mr. David mutually agree.

 

Mr. David may terminate the June 2021 David Agreement at any time, upon 90 days’ written notice to the Company, and receive (i) additional compensation equal to $300,000 in restricted shares of the Company’s common stock as consideration for the discount to market salary Mr. David was paid, from July 12, 2017 through May 31, 2021, filling the roles and responsibilities as the Company’s President, and (ii) any other compensation earned within the June 2021 David Agreement.

 

Notwithstanding anything in the June 2021 David Agreement to the contrary, the Company may terminate Mr. David’s employment for cause for any one of the following reasons: (i) conviction of a felony, any act involving moral turpitude, or a misdemeanor where imprisonment is imposed, (ii) commission of any act of theft, fraud, dishonesty, or falsification of any Company records, (iii) improper disclosure of the Company’s confidential or proprietary information, (iv) any action by Mr. David which has a detrimental effect on the Company’s reputation or business, (v) Mr. David’s failure or inability to perform any reasonable assigned duties after written notice from the Company thereof, and a reasonable opportunity to cure, such failure or inability, (vi) any breach of the June 2021 David Agreement, which breach is not cured within 15 days following written notice of such breach, (vii) a course of conduct amounting to gross incompetence, (viii) chronic and unexcused absenteeism, (ix) unlawful appropriation of a corporate opportunity, or (x) misconduct in connection with the performance of any of Mr. David’s duties, including, without limitation, misappropriation of funds or property of the Company, securing or attempting to secure personally any profit in connection with any transaction entered into on behalf of the Company, misrepresentation to the Company, or any violation of law or regulations on Company premises or to which the Company is subject. Upon termination of Mr. David’s employment with the Company for cause, the Company shall be under no further obligation to Mr. David, except to pay all accrued but unpaid renumeration.

 

     

 

 

The Company may terminate Mr. David’s employment at any time without cause; provided, however, that Mr. David will be entitled to severance pay in the amount of three years renumeration and certain additional compensation as identified in the June 2021 David Agreement, but if, and only if, Mr. David executes a valid and comprehensive release of any and all claims that Mr. David may have against the Company in a form provided by the Company and Mr. David executes such form within 30 days of tender.

 

The foregoing description of the June 2021 David Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the June 2021 David Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
10.1   Executive Agreement, dated June 18, 2021, by and between the registrant and GPE Global Holdings Inc.
10.2   Employment Agreement, dated June 18, 2021, by and between the registrant and Christopher David.

 

     

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

  Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc.
     
Dated: June 21, 2021 By: /s/ Robert Mattacchione
    Robert Mattacchione
    Chief Executive Officer

 

     

 

 

Novo Integrated Sciences (NASDAQ:NVOS)
Historical Stock Chart
From Jul 2021 to Aug 2021 Click Here for more Novo Integrated Sciences Charts.
Novo Integrated Sciences (NASDAQ:NVOS)
Historical Stock Chart
From Aug 2020 to Aug 2021 Click Here for more Novo Integrated Sciences Charts.