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) – June 29, 2019
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
970 East 64th Street, Cleveland Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (216) 881-8600
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
SIFCO Industries, Inc. (the "Company") entered into a new Change in Control Agreement and Severance Agreement with Peter W. Knapper, President and Chief Executive Officer (replacing the Change in Control Agreement and Severance Agreement the Company and Mr. Knapper entered into when Mr. Knapper was appointed CEO in 2016), and entered into an amended Change in Control Agreement with Thomas R. Kubera, Chief Financial Officer effective June 29, 2019.
Under the terms of Mr. Knapper's Change in Control Agreement and Severance Agreement, in the event of a qualifying termination (as such term is defined in the Change in Control Agreement and Severance Agreement) of Mr. Knapper’s employment, the Company will provide certain severance benefits to Mr. Knapper. Such severance benefits principally include (a) a lump-sum payment of 2.0 times Mr. Knapper’s annual salary preceding the date of termination and (b) continuation of certain medical and dental benefits for a period of 24 months. Additionally, in the event of a qualifying termination, long-term stock incentive awards held by Mr. Knapper shall vest on a pro-rata basis.
Under the terms of Mr. Kubera's amended Change in Control Agreement, in the event of a qualifying termination (as such term is defined in the Change in Control Agreement) of Mr. Kubera's employment, the Company will provide certain severance benefits to Mr. Kubera. Such severance benefits principally include (a) a lump-sum payment equal to 1.5 times Mr. Kubera’s annual salary at the time of the qualifying termination, and (b) continuation of certain medical and dental benefits for a period of 24 months.
The foregoing description of Mr. Knapper's Change in Control Agreement and Severance Agreement and Mr. Kubera's Change in Control Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreements attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and 10.2, respectively and incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements 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.
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
Date: July 1, 2019
/s/ Thomas R. Kubera
Thomas R. Kubera
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)