8-K 1 betterco20190502_8k.htm FORM 8-K betterco20190502_8k.htm



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): April 29, 2019



Better Choice Company Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


81 Prospect Street, Brooklyn, New York


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (646) 846-4280



 (Former name or former address, if changed, since last report.)


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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 2019 Incentive Award Plan


On April 29, 2019, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Better Choice Company Inc. (the “Company”) approved the Company’s 2019 Incentive Award Plan (the “2019 Plan”) which became effective on such date (the “Effective Date”), subject to the approval by the Company’s stockholders.


The 2019 Plan provides for the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, other stock or cash-based awards or a dividend equivalent award (each an “Award”). Non-employee directors of the Company and employees and consultants of the Company or any of its subsidiaries are eligible to receive awards under the 2019 Plan. The 2019 Plan authorizes the issuance of (i) 6,000,000 shares of common stock plus (ii) an annual increase on the first day of each calendar year beginning on January 1, 2020 and ending on and including January 1, 2029, equal to the lesser of (A) 10% of the shares of common stock outstanding (on an as-converted basis) on the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal year and (B) such smaller number of shares of common stock as determined by the Board.


Subject to certain limitations, shares covered by awards granted under the 2019 Plan that are forfeited or expire, are converted to shares of another person in connection with a recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, spin-off, combination, exchange of shares or other similar event, or such Award is settled for cash (in whole or in part) (including shares of common stock repurchased by the Company at the same price paid by the holder), the shares of common stock subject to such Award will, to the extent of such forfeiture, expiration or cash settlement, again be available for future grants of Awards under the 2019 Plan. However, in no event will more than 6,000,000 shares of common stock be issuable pursuant to the exercise of incentive stock options under the 2019 Plan during its ten-year term.


The 2019 Plan will be administered by the compensation committee of the Board or any other committee to the extent that the compensation committee of the Board delegates its powers or authority under the 2019 Plan to such committee. The administrator of the 2019 Plan (the “Administrator”) or its delegatee will have the authority to determine who receive awards and set the terms and conditions applicable to the award within the confines of the 2019 Plan’s terms. The Administrator will have the authority to make all determinations and interpretations under, and adopt rules and guidelines for the administration of, the 2019 Plan.


The 2019 Plan also contains provisions with respect to payment of exercise or purchase prices, vesting and expiration of awards, adjustments and treatment of awards upon certain corporate transactions, including stock splits, recapitalizations and mergers, transferability of awards and tax withholding requirements.


The 2019 Plan may be amended or terminated by the Board at any time, subject to certain limitations requiring stockholder consent or the consent of the participant. In addition, the Administrator may not, without the approval of the Company’s stockholders, authorize certain re-pricings of any outstanding option or stock appreciation right granted under the 2019 Plan. The 2019 Plan will expire on April 29, 2029.


Forward Looking Statements.

The Company cautions you that statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” , or expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negatives of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include the completion of the sale of the Company’s securities and the amount and use of the expected net proceeds therefrom, and the potential completion of the proposed merger. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this report due to the risk and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business, including, without limitation: the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the sale of the Company’s securities, the risk that the conditions to the closing of the proposed merger are not satisfied, including the failure to timely or at all obtain shareholder approval for the transaction. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update this report to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.







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.



Better Choice Company Inc.


 Date: May 3, 2019


/s/ Damian Dalla-Longa


Name: Damian Dalla-Longa


Title: Chief Executive Officer