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): May 25, 2022
CLOVER HEALTH INVESTMENTS, CORP.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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3401 Mallory Lane, Suite 210
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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
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|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 May 25, 2022, Clover Health Investments, Corp. (the “Company”) announced that Scott J. Leffler will become Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to serve as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer, effective upon the commencement of his employment with the Company in August 2022. Mr. Leffler will succeed Mark C. Herbers, the Company’s current Interim Chief Financial Officer, who will continue in his role as Interim Chief Financial Officer until Mr. Leffler joins the Company and thereafter will assist in the transition. The Company’s press release announcing Mr. Leffler’s appointment is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
Mr. Leffler, age 47, has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sotera Health, a provider of sterilization, lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry, since April 2017. Prior to joining Sotera Health, Mr. Leffler served as Chief Financial Officer of Exal Corporation (now called Trivium Packaging) and held various finance leadership positions at PolyOne Corporation (now called Avient).
Under the terms of his employment agreement entered into with the Company effective May 11, 2022, Mr. Leffler will receive an annual base salary of $500,000, and the initial target amount for his annual cash incentive bonus will be 75% of his base salary. He will also receive a one-time grant of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) covering shares of the Company’s Class A common stock with a grant date fair value of $12,000,000, which will vest and become payable as follows: 25% of the RSUs will vest on the first anniversary of Mr. Leffler’s start date, and the remainder will vest in twelve equal quarterly installments beginning on the date that is three months after the first anniversary of his start date, in each case subject to Mr. Leffler continuing to provide services to the company through each vesting date. The RSU grant will be subject to the terms, definitions and provisions of the Company’s equity plan under which the RSUs are granted and the RSU award agreement to be entered into between Mr. Leffler and the Company. Mr. Leffler will be also eligible for future annual equity awards under the Company’s equity plans. Mr. Leffler’s employment agreement also provides that he will receive a one-time cash bonus of $100,000, half of which will be paid on the first regularly scheduled pay date after Mr. Leffler’s start date, and the other half of which will be paid on the first regularly scheduled pay date after the first anniversary of his start date. If Mr. Leffler voluntarily terminates his employment or the Company terminates his employment for cause (as defined in the employment agreement), in either case within twelve months of his start date, Mr. Leffler agrees to reimbursement any portion of the signing bonus that has been paid.
The foregoing description of Mr. Leffler’s employment agreement, including the terms of his compensatory arrangements, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the agreement, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending June 30, 2022.
In connection with his appointment, Mr. Leffler is also expected to enter into the Company’s standard form of indemnification agreement for its executive officers, which requires the Company to, among other things, indemnify its executive officers against liabilities that may arise by reason of their status or service. The agreement also requires the Company to advance all expenses incurred by executive officers in investigating or defending any action, suit or proceeding. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Company’s form of indemnification agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (No. 001-39252) filed on January 12, 2021, and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) List of Exhibits
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|CLOVER HEALTH INVESTMENTS, CORP.|
|Date:||May 25, 2022||By:||/s/ Mark C. Herbers|
|Name:||Mark C. Herbers|
|Title:||Interim Chief Financial Officer|
Clover Health Appoints Scott J. Leffler as Chief Financial Officer
FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clover Health Investments, Corp. (NASDAQ: CLOV) (“Clover” or “Clover Health”), a physician enablement company committed to improving health equity for seniors, today announced the appointment of Scott J. Leffler as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). He will join Clover in August 2022 and will report to Vivek Garipalli, Chief Executive Officer of Clover.
“Scott has a sterling reputation as a finance leader for innovative public organizations in complex industries,” said Mr. Garipalli. “I’m incredibly impressed by his experience leading growth companies, as well as his transformational work in previous roles, and am very confident that he will be an amazing asset to Clover as we continue to progress toward our mission to improve every life.”
In his role as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sotera Health, Mr. Leffler oversaw the company’s global finance, procurement, and IT organizations, while helping to drive organic and inorganic top- and bottom-line growth as Sotera Health scaled to approximately $1 billion in revenue during his tenure. While at Sotera Health, Mr. Leffler led the company through its successful Initial Public Offering in 2020 and built out its public company reporting and investor outreach capabilities.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to join such an inspirational and visionary leadership team in its mission to drive positive transformation in the US healthcare system,” said Mr. Leffler. “I have been impressed by the expertise and capabilities of the Clover team, and look forward to contributing my own experience to an innovative, growth-focused public company while continuing to develop a truly best-in-class finance team.”
Before joining Sotera Health, Mr. Leffler served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Exal Corporation (now called Trivium Packaging) and in various executive finance roles at PolyOne Corporation (now called Avient). He holds a B.A. in economics and history from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Emory University and is both a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Treasury Professional (inactive).
About Clover Health:
Clover Health (Nasdaq: CLOV) is a physician enablement company focused on seniors who have historically lacked access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Our strategy is underpinned by our proprietary software platform, the Clover Assistant, which is designed to aggregate patient data from across the health ecosystem to support clinical decision-making and improve health outcomes. We operate two lines of business: Insurance and Non-Insurance. Through its Insurance segment, the company provides PPO and HMO plans to Medicare Advantage members in several states. The company's Non-Insurance segment consists of its operations in connection with its participation in CMS' Direct Contracting model, which will transition to the ACO Reach model beginning in 2023. Clover’s corporate headquarters are in Franklin, Tenn.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding future events and Clover’s future results of operations, financial position, market size and opportunity, business strategy and plans, and the factors affecting Clover’s performance and objectives for future operations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. In some cases, you can identify forward looking statements because they contain words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “going to,” “can,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “outlook,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “objective,” “plan,” “seek,” “grow,” “target,” “if,” “continue” or the negative of these words, or other similar terms or expressions that concern Clover’s expectations,
strategy, priorities, plans or intentions. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in
the Risk Factors section included in Clover’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 28, 2022, and in Clover’s other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, Clover undertakes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release or to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations.