8-K 1 form-8k0122.htm FORM 8-K



Washington, DC 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


January 22, 2021

Date of Report

(Date of earliest event reported)







(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-13810   94-3155066
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


39700 Eureka Drive

Newark, CA 94560

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(510) 933-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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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, $0.001 Par Value per Share SCKT NASDAQ

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Item 1.01 Entry into Material Definitive Agreements


Employment Agreement Extension


On January 22, 2021, the Company extended Employment Agreement (“Agreement”) with Leonard L. Ott, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, and Lynn Zhao, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (“Executive”). The Agreement replaced employment agreements dated May 4, 2017 for Mr. Ott and March 1, 2020 for Ms. Zhao. The employment agreements were extended to expire on September 30, 2024 for Mr. Ott and on March 31, 2025 for Ms. Zhao.


Under the terms of the Agreements, the Executive’s employment is at will and termination of employment of the Executive may occur at any time. The Agreement defines termination arrangements that apply if the Executive is terminated for Cause as defined in the Agreement, is terminated due to death or disability, voluntarily terminates employment, or is otherwise terminated involuntarily. Should the Executive’s employment be terminated other than for Cause, death, disability or voluntary termination, he/she is entitled under the Agreement to (i) receive an involuntary termination payment consisting of his/her regular base salary for a period of two (2) months plus one month for each completed two years of service up to a maximum of five (5) months following termination, (ii) receive one additional month of compensation upon signing a mutual termination agreement; (iii) receive reimbursement for payment of his/her COBRA health premiums for the lesser of the amount of time of the involuntary termination payment or until he/she is eligible for the health insurance benefits provided by another employer; (iv) receive the variable compensation amounts to which he/she would otherwise be entitled as prescribed in the Company’s variable incentive compensation plan, and (v) purchase from the Company at book value certain items that were purchased by the Company for his/her use. Stock options granted to the Executive shall cease vesting immediately upon the date of termination of employment, and vested stock options will be exercisable after termination for the lesser of one year or the expiration date of the grant. In the event of voluntary termination with at least a 60-day notice by an Executive with more than ten years of consecutive service to the Company, the Executive’s vested stock options will be exercisable after termination for the remaining life of the grants. The Agreements also provide for compensation in the event of a Change of Control as defined in the Agreement consisting of an involuntary termination payment as described above and a payment equal to 1% of the consideration payable in connection with a Change of Control provided that the price offered for the Company’s common stock is equal to or greater than $5.00 per share. The new Agreement expires on September 30, 2024 and March 31, 2025, respectively, unless the Company fails to provide the Executive with notice of intent to renew or not renew the Agreement of at least six months prior to expiration, in which case the expiration date of the Agreement shall be six months following the date of notice.




The foregoing description of the Employment Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Form of Employment Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Form of Executive Employment Agreement








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.


  By: /s/ Lynn Zhao  
  Date: January 26, 2021 

Name: Lynn Zhao

Vice President, Finance and Administration

and Chief Financial Officer













Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Form of Executive Employment Agreement