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 30, 2020
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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.
Approval of the Compensation terms for the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Following the approval of the Compensation Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of Cyren Ltd. (the “Company”) and the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), at the Company’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders held on July 30, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”), the Company’s shareholders approved the compensation to James Hamilton, the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, who was appointed as Chairman of the Board on June 8, 2020. The terms of Mr. Hamilton’s compensation as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board include cash compensation in the amount of $7,500 per quarter and a grant of 45,000 restricted stock units (“RSUs”). Further information regarding Mr. Hamilton’s compensation terms is set forth under Proposal Two of the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed on Schedule 14A with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 25, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”) and incorporated herein by reference.
Approval of Equity-Based Compensation to our Chief Executive Officer
Following the approval of the Compensation Committee and the Board, at the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders approved a one-time grant of 800,000 RSUs to our Chief Executive Officer, Brett Jackson, under our 2016 Equity Incentive Plan. Further information regarding Mr. Jackson’s compensation terms is set forth under Proposal Three of the Proxy Statement and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted on six proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Proxy Statement. The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon and the results of the votes.
Proposal One – The shareholders elected the following nine directors to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their respective successors are elected.
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Proposal Two – The shareholders approved the compensation terms for James Hamilton, the Company’s Chairman of the Board.
Proposal Three – The shareholders approved the equity-based compensation to Brett Jackson, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Proposal Four – The shareholders approved, for purposes of complying with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(d), the issuance of more than 19.99% of the Company’s outstanding Ordinary Shares issuable in connection with the Company’s 5.75% convertible debentures, issued on March 19, 2020.
Proposal Five – The shareholders approved the appointment of Kost, Forer, Gabbay & Kasierer (a member firm of Ernst & Young Global) as the Company’s independent public accountants for the year ending December 31, 2020 and for the year commencing January 1, 2021 and until the next annual meeting of shareholders and their compensation (as approved by the Audit Committee of the Company and the Board).
Proposal Six – The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement.
As required by Israeli law, each of proposals two and three were approved by shareholders holding a majority of the Ordinary Shares voted on such proposals (excluding abstentions) who affirmatively confirmed that they were non-controlling shareholders or did not have a personal interest in such proposals.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: August 3, 2020||/s/ J. Michael Myshrall|
|J. Michael Myshrall|
|Chief Financial Officer|