8-K 1 tm2027185d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K










Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 6, 2020


iMedia Brands, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Minnesota   001-37495   41-1673770

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


6740 Shady Oak Road,

Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344-3433

(Address of principal executive offices)


(952) 943-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not applicable

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


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value IMBI Nasdaq Capital Market


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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.


(b) On August 6, 2020, Benoît Pierre François Jamar voluntarily resigned from his position as a director of iMedia Brands, Inc., effective as of the same date.


(d) On August 11, 2020, our board of directors elected Darryl Craig Porter to the board for a term expiring at our 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Porter will also serve on our audit committee.


Mr. Porter, age 58, founded and has served as the chief executive officer of Iconic Spectrum since 1996. Iconic Spectrum is a brand licensing company focused on creating compelling media content, distribution partnerships and experiential events to monetize brands. Prior to founding Iconic Spectrum, he was the chief executive officer of Underworld Entertainment, a production company developing and producing feature films, soundtracks and artist albums, from 1993 to 1996. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Porter served as the senior vice president, business affairs & production, for Tribune Entertainment Company, the syndication and entertainment arm of Tribune Company. Mr. Porter brings to the board significant executive, operational and creative experience, particularly in television and film production and the entertainment and brand licensing industries.


For his service as a non-employee member of the Board, Mr. Porter will participate in the non-employee director compensation arrangements in effect during his period of service. For his service on the board through the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, Mr. Porter will receive a pro rata portion of the applicable cash compensation described in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 1, 2020. Pursuant to the non-employee director compensation plan, in connection with Mr. Porter’s initial election to the Board, Mr. Porter will receive a pro-rated portion of the director equity compensation. Pursuant to the non-employee director compensation plan, the annual award would typically be $65,000; however, our board reduced that by 50% for awards during our 2020 fiscal year. Therefore, Mr. Porter’s award will be $29,917 in restricted stock units (the “RSUs”) under the Company’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan. The RSUs will be granted two business days following the Company’s earnings press release for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 and will vest in full on the earlier of July 13, 2021 or the date immediately preceding the date of the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. Additionally, the RSUs are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the restricted stock unit award agreement approved for grants under the plan, which was previously filed with the SEC. There are no related person transactions involving Mr. Porter that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Porter’s election to the Board is furnished, but not filed, as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits




No.   Description  
99.1   Press release dated August 12, 2020.







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: August 12, 2020 iMedia Brands, Inc.  

Timothy A. Peterman

Chief Executive Officer & Interim Chief Financial Officer