SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||Identification No.)|
(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/1000th interest in a 6.875% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Share, par value $0.0001 per share)||RILYP||Nasdaq Global Market|
|Depositary Shares (each representing a 1/1000th interest in a 7.375% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Share, par value $0.0001 per share)||RILYL||Nasdaq Global Market|
|7.25% Senior Notes due 2027||RILYG||Nasdaq Global Market|
|7.375% Senior Notes due 2023||RILYH||Nasdaq Global Market|
|6.875% Senior Notes due 2023||RILYI||Nasdaq Global Market|
|6.75% Senior Notes due 2024||RILYO||Nasdaq Global Market|
|6.50% Senior Notes due 2026||RILYN||Nasdaq Global Market|
|6.375% Senior Notes due 2025||RILYM||Nasdaq Global Market|
|6.00% Senior Notes due 2028||RILYT||Nasdaq Global Market|
|5.50% Senior Notes due 2026||RILYK||Nasdaq Global Market|
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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.
(e) B. Riley Financial, Inc. 2021 Stock Incentive Plan
At the annual meeting of stockholders held on May 27, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”), B. Riley Financial, Inc.’s (the “Company”) stockholders approved the B. Riley Financial, Inc. 2021 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”). As more fully described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”), upon the recommendation of the Company’s Compensation Committee, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the adoption of the 2021 Plan, subject to approval by the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting.
Upon approval by the Company stockholders, the 2021 Plan became effective and replaced the B. Riley Financial, Inc. Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2009 Plan”). Subject to adjustments provided for in the 2021 Plan, the total number of equity-based awards that may be awarded under the 2021 Plan may not exceed 4,001,009 (representing 2,476,531 shares originally approved for grant under the 2009 Plan plus the 1,524,478 originally designated under the FBR & Co., 2006 Long Term Incentive Plan share pool and added as a result of the approval of the 2021 Plan). Unless terminated sooner, the 2021 Plan will remain in effect until May 27, 2031.
The foregoing description of the 2021 Plan is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the 2021 Plan, which is filed as Appendix A to the Proxy Statement and incorporated herein by reference. In addition, a description of the material terms of the 2021 Plan was included in the Proxy Statement.
Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.
|10.01||B. Riley Financial, Inc. 2021 Stock Incentive Plan, incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Company’s definitive proxy statement, dated April 20, 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.|
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.
|June 3, 2021||B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Phillip J. Ahn|
|Name:||Phillip J. Ahn|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and |
Chief Operating Officer