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): January 13, 2022
CLOVER HEALTH INVESTMENTS, CORP.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|
3401 Mallory Lane, Suite 210
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (201) 432-2133
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
|Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||CLOV||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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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.
On January 19, 2022, Clover Health Investments, Corp. (the “Company”) announced that Gia Lee, the Company’s General Counsel, will be stepping down as an officer of the Company today. Ms. Lee noted to the Company that her departure is not a result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices.
Vivek Garipalli, CEO of Clover Health, commented, “Gia has been a true asset to the company and a true partner to the leadership team. Her wisdom, selflessness, and integrity have resonated throughout the company and furthered our mission to improve every life. She has been a truly staunch defender and protector, and she leaves with our sincere thanks, our friendship, and our very best wishes for the future.”
Effective on January 19, 2022, and until a permanent replacement for Ms. Lee has been named, Karen Soares, the Company’s Deputy General Counsel, will serve as the Company’s Interim General Counsel. The Company has initiated a search for a permanent replacement.
The Company entered into a Separation Agreement with Ms. Lee, dated January 19, 2022 (the “Separation Agreement”), pursuant to which Ms. Lee will receive certain payments in connection with her departure and has agreed to provide consulting services as reasonably requested by the Company for twelve (12) months following the Separation Date (the “Consulting Period”). Under the terms of the Separation Agreement, subject to the delivery and non-revocation of a release of claims in favor of the Company and other customary provisions, the Company has agreed to pay Ms. Lee a lump sum consisting of: (i) $520,000, an amount equivalent to the sum of 12 months of her current base salary plus the Prior Year Bonus (as defined below); (ii) $120,000, in lieu of payment of her bonus for the 2021 calendar year (the “Prior Year Bonus”); and (iii) $700,000, an amount representing a special cash bonus in recognition of the services that Ms. Lee provided to the Company in connection with the de-SPAC transaction completed on January 7, 2021.
In addition, during the Consulting Period, Ms. Lee will receive a fee of $10,000 per month for her services and will continue to vest in her previously granted stock options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to the Company’s Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), subject to her continued service to the Company through the applicable vesting dates during the Consulting Period. The foregoing options will remain subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Plan documents. Ms. Lee may terminate the Consulting Period at any time without prior notice. The Company may also terminate the Consulting Period without prior notice for Good Cause (as defined in the Separation Agreement). If Ms. Lee terminates the consulting relationship more than 180 calendar days after the Separation Date, in connection with the acceptance of employment with an entity that is not considered a Restricted Entity (as defined in the Separation Agreement), then: (a) the Company will make a lump sum payment in an amount equal to the sum of any remaining monthly fees that Ms. Lee otherwise would have received if the Consulting Period had continued for the full twelve (12) months following the Separation Date; and (b) all of Ms. Lee’s then-unvested stock options that are otherwise eligible to vest during the full twelve (12) month Consulting Period will accelerate and become immediately vested as of the date of the termination of the Separation Agreement.
The foregoing summary of the Separation Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Separation Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2021.
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.
|Clover Health Investments, Corp.|
|Date:||January 19, 2022||By:||/s/ Mark C. Herbers|
|Name:||Mark C. Herbers|
|Title:||Interim Chief Financial Officer|