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DEF 14A
SEVEN STARS CLOUD GROUP, INC. filed this Form DEF 14A on 11/20/2017
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Mei Chen

 

On March 28, 2016, we entered into an employment agreement with Ms. Chen effective as of April 1, 2016. Ms. Chen’s employment agreement had an initial term of two years, with automatic one–year extensions thereafter unless written notice of nonrenewal was given by either party not less than 90 days prior to the end of the then current term. Ms. Chen was paid an initial base salary of RMB 1,008,000 per year, subject to annual review by the CEO and Compensation Committee of the Board. In addition, so long as she remained employed and achieved annual performance objectives, Ms. Chen was entitled to receive 25,000 shares of restricted stock per year under the Company’s 2010 Equity Incentive Plan to be issued on or around April 1, 2016, April 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018, respectively. Ms. Chen was also entitled to participate in all employee benefit plans, policies practices of the Company generally available to any of its senior executive employees. On January 30, 2017, Ms. Chen, notified the Board of Directors of her resignation from her position as CFO, effective February 4, 2017.

 

We have not provided retirement benefits (other than a state pension scheme in which all of our employees in China participate) or change of control benefits to our named executive officers.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Year End

 

The following table sets forth the equity awards of our named executive officers outstanding at December 31, 2016.

 

   Option Awards   Stock Awards 
Name  Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options
(#)
Exercisable
   Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options
(#)
Unexercisable
   Equity
Incentive
Plan
Awards:
Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Unearned
Options
(#)
   Option
Exercise
Price($)
   Option
Expiration
Date
   Number of
Units That
Have Not
Vested
(#)
   Market
Value of
Units That
Have Not
Vested
($)
 
Bing Yang                       100,000(1)   123,000(2)
                                    
Weicheng Liu   240,000    -    -    3.75    12/03/20           
    26,667    -    -    3.75    07/01/17           
    26,667    -    -    3.75    07/01/18           
    40,000    -    -    4.50    01/11/22           
                                    
Grace He   40,000    -    -    1.58    07/06/26           

 

(1)25,000 of the shares vest on April 11, 2016 and 3/48 of the shares then vest on the last day of each quarter until total number of shares granted have vested.

 

(2)The amount is calculated using the Company’s closing price of $1.23 per share of common stock on December 30, 2016.

 

Compensation of Directors (2016)

 

The following table sets forth certain information concerning the compensation paid to our directors for services rendered to us during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

 

   Fees Earned or Paid in
Cash
   Stock
Awards
   Option
Awards
   Total 
Name  ($)   ($)(1)   ($)(2)   ($) 
Bruno Wu  $8,250   $25,000   $   $33,250 
Shane McMahon  $7,563   $22,917   $   $30,480 
James Cassano  $10,354   $31,250   $   $41,604 
Jerry Fan  $8,250   $25,000   $   $33,250 
Jin Shi  $10,354   $31,250   $   $41,604 
Polly Wang  $7,563   $22,917   $   $30,480 
Xuesong Song  $7,563   $22,917   $   $30,480 
Arthur Wong  $14,585   $   $1,773   $16,358 
Cliff Higgerson  $4,167   $12,500   $   $16,667 

 

(1) Reflects the aggregate grant date fair value of restricted stock units determined in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718.

 

(2) Reflects the aggregate grant date fair value of stock options determined in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718. The assumptions used in determining the grant date fair values of the stock options are set forth in Note 15 to the Company’s consolidated financial statements, which are included in this report.

 

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