UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 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 event reported): March 21, 2022

PIEDMONT LITHIUM INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
001-38427
36-4996461
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

32 North Main Street, Suite 100
Belmont, North Carolina
28012
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (704) 461-8000

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report): Not Applicable

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:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
Trading Symbol
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share
PLL
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 (§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 Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.

As previously reported, Mr. David Klanecky notified the Company on February 24, 2022 that he was leaving his role as Chief Operating Officer of Piedmont Lithium Inc. (the “Company”). On March 21, 2022, Mr. Klanecky and the Company entered into a Consulting Agreement pursuant to which he has agreed to act as a consultant to the Company through March 20, 2023. In connection with his performance of consulting services, Mr. Klanecky will be entitled to receive 5,000 restricted stock units vesting through March 15, 2023.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
104
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
 
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SIGNATURES

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, thereunto duly authorized.

 
PIEDMONT LITHIUM INC.
     
Date: March 30, 2022
 
/s/ Keith Phillips
 
Name:
Keith Phillips
 
Title:
President and Chief Executive Officer


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