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): May 19, 2020
AVIAT NETWORKS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Address of principal executive offices:
200 Parker Dr., Suite C100A, Austin, Texas 78728
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 408-941-7100
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value, $0.01 per share||AVNW||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2)
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
On May 19, 2020 the Board of Directors (the Board) of Aviat Networks, Inc. (the Company) approved the appointment of Ms. Dahlia Loeb as a director of the Board and a member of the Compensation Committee, effective immediately until the Companys 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until her respective successor is duly elected and qualified or until her earlier death, resignation or removal, whichever first occurs.
Ms. Loeb has been a managing director of Arcadia Investment Partners (Arcadia), an investment firm, since May 2016. At Arcadia, Ms. Loeb is responsible for evaluating and overseeing investments across Arcadias private equity, alternative fixed income, and real estate holdings. Ms. Loeb has also been a managing partner at Reveille Capital Management, an investment firm, since February 2008, where she is responsible for overseeing investments across public equity, private equity and venture capital. Prior to Arcadia, Ms. Loeb was a portfolio manager at Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP, a hedge fund sponsor, and was a managing director and portfolio manager at Intrepid Capital Management, a hedge fund sponsor. Ms. Loeb holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ms. Loeb will receive the same indemnification and compensation as the Companys other non-employee directors. Ms. Loeb is also expected to receive a grant of approximately $37,500 in restricted stock units to vest in November 2020.
Ms. Loeb has not engaged in a related party transaction with the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K during the last two fiscal years, and there are no family relationships between Ms. Loeb and any of Aviats executive officers or directors. The Board has determined that Ms. Loeb is independent in accordance with the applicable rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market.
|Item 7.01.|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 21, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Loeb to the Board. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1*||Press Release, issued by Aviat Networks, Inc. on May 21, 2020.|
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.
|AVIAT NETWORKS, INC.|
|May 21, 2020||By:|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Aviat Networks Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors
Austin, Texas. May 21, 2020 Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in wireless transport solutions, today announced the appointment of Ms. Dahlia Loeb, a managing director of Arcadia Investment Partners, to its board of directors effective May 21, 2020.
Ms. Loeb brings over two decades of investment and capital markets knowledge, and a wealth of experience with both public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, communications infrastructure, wireless and tech-enabled services.
Ms. Loeb has been a managing director of Arcadia Investment Partners (Arcadia), an investment firm, since May 2016. Ms. Loeb is responsible for evaluating and overseeing investments across Arcadias private equity, alternative fixed income, and real estate holdings. She has also been a managing partner at Reveille Capital Management, an investment firm, since February 2008, where she is responsible for overseeing investments across public equity, private equity, and venture capital. Before Arcadia, Ms. Loeb was a portfolio manager at Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP, a hedge fund sponsor, and was a managing director and portfolio manager at Intrepid Capital Management, a hedge fund sponsor. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
We are pleased to welcome Ms. Loeb to our board of directors. She joins us at an exciting time as we expand our business by connecting communities and mission-critical professionals around the world, stated John Mutch, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Aviat Networks. Her previous investment experience, especially her work with strategic business development in the telecommunications industry, complement Aviats current plan for growth and we are thrilled that Ms. Loeb chose to contribute her time and energy to Aviat.
I am excited to join the Board of Aviat, a leader in microwave networking solutions, and look forward to working with CEO Pete Smith and the Board as the company enters into its next phase of growth, stated Dahlia Loeb, Member of the Board of Directors, Aviat Networks.
About Aviat Networks
Aviat Networks, Inc. is the leading expert in wireless transport solutions and works to provide dependable products, services and support to its customers. With more than one million systems sold into 170 countries worldwide, communications service providers and private network operators including state/local government, utility, federal government and defense organizations trust Aviat with their critical applications. Coupled with a long history of microwave innovations, Aviat provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to drastically simplify both their networks and their lives. For more than 70 years, the experts at Aviat have delivered high performance products, simplified operations, and the best overall customer experience. Aviat Networks is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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