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):
July 1, 2020
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1465 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 400
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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On April 23, 2020, Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Limelight”) announced that Dan Boncel would assume the role of Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2020, and that Sajid Malhotra would assume the role of Chief Strategy Officer.
Mr. Boncel, 45, became Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2020 and oversees all finance functions for Limelight worldwide, including accounting and controllership, treasury, tax, and internal audit. Mr. Boncel joined Limelight in May 2013 as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. His responsibilities included management of billing, collections, treasury, payroll, tax, and compliance with SEC and Sarbanes Oxley requirements. He gained additional experience as senior manager of SEC and technical accounts at Republic Services, and held increasing levels of supervisory experience as a senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Boncel is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1997.
In connection with Mr. Boncel’s transition to Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Boncel will receive an annual base salary of $250,000 effective July 1, 2020, and his total target incentive for the Company's bonus plan will increase to $100,000, for calendar year 2020. The actual earned annual cash incentive, if any, will be payable upon the achievement of performance goals established by the Compensation Committee.
Subject to Committee approval, Mr. Boncel will receive a stock option grant to purchase $20,000 worth of shares of Company stock (“Stock Option”) and a grant of $20,000 worth of Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) pursuant to and subject to the terms and conditions of the Amended and Restated 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”). These awards will be issued on the second trading day following the opening of the Company’s trading window for executive officers (the “Grant Date”).
The RSUs granted shall vest over a period of three (3) years, with one-third (1/3rd) vesting September 1, 2021, and one-twelfth (1/12th) vesting on December 1, 2021 and on each March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 thereafter for the next seven (7) quarters until fully vested, provided Mr. Boncel continues to be a Service Provider through each such vesting date.
The Stock Option granted to Mr. Boncel shall be a nonstatutory stock option. The Stock Option shall have an exercise price per share equal to the closing sales price of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq stock market on the Grant Date. One-third (1/3rd) of the Shares subject to the Option will vest on the one (1) year anniversary of the Grant Date, and one thirty-six (1/36th) of the Shares subject to the Option will vest each month thereafter on the same day of the month as the Grant Date (and if there is no corresponding day, on the last day of the month), subject to Mr. Boncel continuing to be a Service Provider through each such date. The Stock Option shall have a maximum term of ten (10) years from the Grant Date.
The foregoing description of the Mr. Boncel’s employment arrangements is qualified in its entirety by reference to his 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.
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
Dated: July 2, 2020
/s/ Michael DiSanto
SVP, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer & Secretary