8-K 1 blgo20170908_8k.htm FORM 8-K blgo20170908_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): September 5, 2017


BioLargo, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



14921 Chestnut St., Westminster, California



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (949) 643-9540



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1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement  


On September 1, 2017, BioLargo, Inc. (“we” or the “Company”) entered into a three-year lease for approximately 13,000 square feet of office and industrial space located at 105 Fordham Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the purpose of providing an office and industrial facility for our newly formed engineering subsidiary, BioLargo Engineering, Science & Technologies, LLC (“BioLargo Engineering”). Led by Randall P. Moore, an engineer formerly with Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I), the engineering subsidiary will focus on providing engineering services to third party clients and the family of BioLargo companies.


On September 5, 2017, we finalized the terms of employment with the seven individuals who will staff the engineering division, including Mr. Moore. Collectively, the agreements will provide for monthly salaries totaling approximately $60,000. The form of employment agreement provides for standard employee benefits, contains provisions protecting BioLargo’s intellectual property, and may be terminated at any time. The seven founding employees were also granted “Class B” membership interests in BioLargo Engineering. Through a profit sharing plan, the founding employees may earn “financial rights” (defined as a share of profits, losses and distributions) in BioLargo Engineering each September over five years at the discretion of a compensation committee guided by certain performance conditions. The performance conditions include gross revenue targets (increasing over time), obtaining positive cash flow by March 31, 2018, collecting 90% of its receivables, obtaining a profit of 10% in year 1 (increasing in subsequent years), progress in the scale-up and commercialization of the AOS system, and using BioLargo research scientists for billable work on client projects (collectively, the “Performance Conditions”). The committee may award up to a 5% financial right to the Class B members as a whole on each of the first four anniversaries of the agreements, and up to 10% on the fifth (each, a “Financial Rights Award”), such that at the end of five years, the founding employees could hold up to 30% of the financial rights in BioLargo Engineering, with BioLargo holding the remaining 70%.


Concurrently with the employment agreements, our board of directors, through its compensation committee, approved the issuance of options to these seven founding employees to purchase an aggregate 2,000,000 shares of BioLargo, Inc. common stock at $0.45 per share, which was the closing price of our stock on September 5, 2017. These options vest over a five-year period, so long as the employee is still employed, with up to 20% vesting on each of the first five anniversaries of the agreements. The vesting is also subject to the amount of the Financial Rights Award determination by the BioLargo Engineering compensation committee, such that if the full 5% is awarded in any one year (or 10% in the final year), all shares subject to vesting in the particular year would vest. If a lower percent is awarded, the number of shares to vest in the option would be reduced proportionately.


The Company is issuing a press release on September 11, 2017 announcing the new engineering subsidiary and the Purchase and Registration Rights agreements between it and Lincoln Park Capital (see Form 8-K filed August 31, 2017). A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)     Exhibits.



Exhibit No.



Office lease agreement - Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Form of Employment Agreement for Engineering Subsidiary


Form of Option Agreement issued to founding Engineering subsidiary employees


Press release


* Filed herewith.


** Furnished herewith.







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: September 8, 2017




/s/ Dennis P. Calvert


Dennis P. Calvert


President and Chief Executive Officer