Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2013
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
12. Related Party Transaction

On May 14, 2013, the Company entered into a Separation and Release Agreement (“Agreement”) with Mr. Christopher Leichtweis (“Leichtweis”), the Company’s SEC President.  Pursuant to the Agreement:

  (i) effective May 24, 2013 (“Separation Date”), Leichtweis voluntarily terminated and retired as an employee of the Company, Senior Vice President of the Company and President of SEC;

  (ii) the Leichtweis Employment Agreement dated October 31, 2011 between the Company and Leichtweis was terminated and becomes null and void, except for the “Confidentiality of Trade Secrets and Business Information” (“Section 7”) clause of the Leichtweis Employment Agreement.  No severance and Special Bonus (as defined in the Leichtweis Employment Agreement) were payable to Leichtweis under the Leichtweis Employment Agreement.  Leichtweis was paid all accrued salary, vacation and any benefit under the employee’s benefit plan to Separation Date.  Leichtweis voluntary termination of employment with the Company was for reasons other than for “Good Reason”  (as defined by Leichtweis Employment Agreement) and is within the meaning of Treasury Regulation § 1.409A-1(h)(1) as of the Separation Date;
(iii) the Management Incentive Plan (“MIP”) effective as of November 1, 2011, as amended on July 12, 2012, for the benefit of Leichtweis was forfeited and cancelled.  No payment was payable under the MIP as of the Separation Date;

  (iv) A nonqualified stock option (the “Option”) granted to Leichtweis on October 31, 2011, in accordance with a Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement, which provided for the purchase of up to 250,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at $1.35 per share pursuant to the Leichtweis Employment Agreement was forfeited.  Within 30 days after Separation Date, Leichtweis had the option to exercise 62,500 options (amount vested) to purchase 62,500 shares of the Company’s common stock, which he elected not to exercise;

  (v) the Company generally released Leichtweis from and against all claims against Leichtweis under the Leichtweis Employment Agreement except for claims against Leichtweis under “Section 7” of the Employment Agreement; and

Leichtweis released the Company and its subsidiaries and all of their representatives, officers, directors, employees and affiliates from and against any and all Claims (as defined in the Agreement).

In connection with the Agreement, the Company also entered into a Consulting Services Agreement (“Consulting Agreement”) with Leichtweis, dated May 24, 2013 which will terminate on July 23, 2014, unless sooner terminated by either party with prior 30 days written notice.  The Consulting Agreement provides for compensation at an hourly rate of $135 and reasonable travel and other expenses.  Pursuant to the Consulting Agreement, the Leichtweis will be subject to a fourteen months confidentiality and non-compete agreement (as defined) from date of execution of the Consulting Agreement.  On June 1, 2013, Leichtweis provided the Company with written notice of termination of the Consulting Agreement.  The Consulting Agreement terminated on June 30, 2013 except for the confidentiality and non-compete provisions of the Consulting Agreement.