8-K 1 d743097d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





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): June 6, 2014




(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Delaware   001-36457   90-0031917

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7327 Oak Ridge Hwy., Knoxville, Tennessee 37931

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(866) 594-5999

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 6, 2014, Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), in its capacity as a nominal defendant, entered into a Stipulated Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (the “Settlement”) in the shareholder derivative action filed in the Circuit Court for the State of Tennessee, Knox County (the “Court”), against H. Craig Dees, Timothy C. Scott, Eric A. Wachter, and Peter R. Culpepper (collectively, the “Executives”), Stuart Fuchs, Kelly M. McMasters, and Alfred E. Smith, IV (collectively, together with the Executives, the “Individual Defendants”), and against the Company as a nominal defendant (the “Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit”). In addition to the Company and the Individual Defendants, plaintiffs Glenn Kleba and Don B. Dale are parties to the Settlement.

By entering into the Settlement, the settling parties have resolved the derivative claims to their mutual satisfaction. The Individual Defendants have not admitted the validity of any claims or allegations and the settling plaintiffs have not admitted that any claims or allegations lack merit or foundation. Under the terms of the Settlement, (i) the Executives each agreed (A) to re-pay to the Company $2.24 Million of the cash bonuses they each received in 2010 and 2011, which amount equals 70% of such bonuses or an estimate of the after-tax net proceeds to each Executive; provided, however, that subject to certain terms and conditions set forth in the Settlement, the Executives are entitled to a 2:1 credit such that total actual repayment may be $1.12 Million each; (B) to reimburse the Company for 25% of the actual costs, net of recovery from any other source, incurred by the Company as a result of the Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit; and (C) to grant to the Company a first priority security interest in 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock owned by each such Executive to serve as collateral for the amounts due to the Company under the Settlement; (ii) Drs. Dees and Scott and Mr. Culpepper agreed to retain incentive stock options for 100,000 shares but shall forfeit 50% of the nonqualified stock options granted to each such Executive in both 2010 and 2011. The Settlement also requires that each of the Executives enter into new employment agreements with the Company, which were entered into on April 28, 2014, and that the Company adhere to certain corporate governance principles and processes in the future. Under the Settlement, Messrs. Fuchs and Smith and Dr. McMasters have each agreed to pay the Company $25,000 in cash, subject to reduction by such amount that the Company’s insurance carrier pays to the Company on behalf of such defendant pursuant to such defendant’s directors and officers liability insurance policy. The Settlement also provides for an award to plaintiffs’ counsel of attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of expenses in connection with their role in this litigation, subject to Court approval.

The Settlement remains subject to approval by the Court and a settlement hearing. The hearing on the terms of the proposed Settlement will be held on July 24, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time to determine whether: (1) if the terms and conditions of the Settlement are fair, reasonable and adequate and in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders, (2) if the judgment, as provided for in the Settlement, should be entered, and (3) if the request of plaintiff’s counsel for an award of attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of expenses should be granted and, if so, in what amount or, if any agreement reached regarding the amount of such fees and expenses should be approved.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 12, 2014, Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it would hold a conference call on Thursday, June 19, 2014 to discuss the outline of the Company’s proposed Phase 3 study of the Company’s oncology drug candidate PV-10 in the treatment of melanoma as well as developments in the use of PV-10 in other cancer indications and to discuss the Company’s dermatological drug candidate PH-10. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.






99.1    Press Release, dated June 12, 2014




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.

Date: June 12, 2014



/s/ Peter R. Culpepper


Peter R. Culpepper

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer