Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers;
Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Employment Agreement Amendments
As previously reported on our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on September 22, 2022, Hersha Hospitality Trust (the “Company”) announced (i) the retirement and resignation of Mr. Jay H. Shah from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective December 31, 2022 and (ii) the appointment of Mr. Jay H. Shah, as Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”), effective January 1, 2023. On December 30, 2022, the Company entered into an amendment, effective January 1, 2023 (the “Amendment”), to Mr. Jay H. Shah’s existing employment agreement with the Company (the “Prior Employment Agreement”).
The Amendment updates the Prior Employment Agreement to:
•change Mr. Jay H. Shah’s title from Chief Executive Officer of the Company to Executive Chairman of the Board; and
•reduce Mr. Jay H. Shah’s base salary to $650,000.
All other material terms of the Prior Employment Agreement remain unchanged from the description of the terms of Mr. Jay H. Shah’s existing employment agreement and form employment agreement filed on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 filed with the SEC on August 7, 2020.