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): August 27, 2021
EOS ENERGY ENTERPRISES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
3920 Park Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08820
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (732) 225-8400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 $0.0001 per share||EOSE||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Warrants, each exercisable for one share of common stock||EOSEW||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).
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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 August 27, 2021, the Board of Directors of Eos Energy Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Claude Demby, age 56, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Demby will serve as a Class III director with a term that expires at the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his successor is elected and qualified. With this appointment, the Board now has seven directors.
Mr. Demby was not selected as a director pursuant to any arrangements or understandings with the Company or with any other person, and there are no transactions between the Company and Mr. Demby that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Demby will be compensated for his services on the Board in accordance with the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy, as approved on December 10, 2020 by the Board. Annual compensation for the Company’s non-employee directors is comprised of cash and stock-based equity compensation. The cash compensation consists of an annual retainer of $25,000, paid quarterly in arrears, and the annual stock-based equity compensation consists of awards of restricted stock units with a value of $75,000 and stock options with a value of $75,000. A more detailed description of the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy was previously reported in the Company’s form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2020, with a copy of the Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy included as Exhibit 10.01 to the Form 8-K, and is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company has entered into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Demby on the same basis as each of the Company’s other directors. This agreement, among other things, requires the Company to indemnify its directors for certain expenses, including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and settlement amounts incurred by a director in any action or proceeding arising out of their services as one of the Company’s directors or any other company or enterprise to which the person provides services at the Company’s request. The foregoing description of the indemnification agreement is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the form of indemnification agreement, which was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2020, as Exhibit 10.13 to its Form 8-K, and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.
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.
|EOS ENERGY ENTERPRISES, INC.|
|Dated: September 1, 2021||By:||/s/ Sagar Kurada|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Eos Energy Enterprises Appoints Claude Demby to Board of Directors
Demby brings 20 years of executive leadership experience in global manufacturing and technology
EDISON, N.J., September 1, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eos Energy Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOSE) (“Eos”), a leading provider of safe, scalable, efficient, and sustainable zinc-powered energy storage systems, today announced the appointment of Claude Demby to the Board of Directors, effective August 27, 2021.
Currently President of Cree LED, a SMART Global Holdings, Inc. lighting innovation company, Demby has extensive executive leadership experience holding senior roles within the automotive, aerospace and materials technology industries. Prior to joining Cree LED, Demby served as CEO and Director of the Noël Group, a global manufacturer of synthetic foam materials, and President and COO of L&L Products. He began his career in engineering roles with Procter & Gamble and GE Plastics.
“We are thrilled to welcome Claude to our Board during this exciting time of growth and innovation at Eos,” said Russ Stidolph, Chairman of Eos. “As we seek new ways to further streamline our supply chain and manufacturing process, I believe Claude’s global manufacturing experience will bring valuable insight and perspective that will strengthen our product and our company.”
Demby has extensive Board experience, as he currently serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committees and Board Director of Brown Capital Management Mutual Fund Trust. He is also a Board Director and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committees of Piedmont Lithium Inc., a clean energy company, and previously served as a Board Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte branch, including as Chairman from 2012 to 2017.
“The transition to clean energy is accelerating at a rapid pace and energy storage will play a crucial role,” Demby said. “I look forward to working with the leadership team and my fellow Board members at Eos to contribute to this important work, which will allow clean energy storage to be readily available around the globe.”
In addition to his professional experience and corporate board service, Demby has a strong record of community service through his founding and running of Valour Academy Schools, Inc., in Raleigh, NC, and serving as an advisory Board member of Duke Raleigh Hospital. He
received an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Eos Energy Enterprises, Inc. is accelerating the shift to clean energy with positively ingenious solutions that transform how the world stores power. Our breakthrough Znyth® aqueous zinc battery was designed to overcome the limitations of conventional lithium-ion technology. Safe, scalable, efficient, sustainable—and manufactured in the U.S—it's the core of our innovative systems providing utility, industrial, commercial, and residential customers with a proven, reliable energy storage alternative for 3- to 12-hour applications. Eos was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. For more information about Eos (NASDAQ: EOSE), visit eose.com.
Laura Ellis James McCusker
This press release includes certain statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions. The words "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intends," "may," "might," "plan," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "would" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: changes adversely affecting the business in which we are engaged; our ability to forecast trends accurately; our ability to generate cash, service indebtedness and incur additional indebtedness; our ability to develop efficient manufacturing processes to scale and to forecast related costs and efficiencies accurately; fluctuations in our revenue and operating results; competition from existing or new competitors; the failure to convert firm order backlog to revenue; risks associated with security breaches in our information technology systems; risks related to legal proceedings or claims; risks associated with changes in federal, state, or local laws; risks associated with potential costs of regulatory compliance; risks associated with changes to U.S. trade policies; risks resulting from the impact of global pandemics, including the novel coronavirus, Covid-19; and risks related to adverse changes in general economic conditions. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to additional risks, uncertainties, and factors, including those more fully described in Eos’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Eos’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Further information on potential risks that could affect actual results will be included in the subsequent periodic and current reports and other filings that Eos makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Moreover, Eos operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks and uncertainties may emerge that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and, except as required by law, Eos assumes no obligation and does not intend to
update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.