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): July 30, 2013
WORLD SURVEILLANCE GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in
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State Road 405, Building M6-306A, Room
1400, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32815
(Address of principal
executive offices and Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including
area code (321) 452-3545
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|ITEM 1.01||ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT
On July 30, 2013, the
Company entered into an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with Mr. Estrella providing
for one-year renewal terms and annual salary of $250,000 per year. Upon Mr. Estrella’s termination of employment without
cause or for good reason, he is entitled to six months of severance and health benefits. The Employment Agreement includes one-year
noncompetition and non-solicitation provisions as well as confidentiality and inventions assignment provisions.
A copy of the Employment
Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing
information is a summary of the Employment Agreement, is not complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full
text of the Employment Agreement. Readers should review the Employment Agreement for a complete understanding of the
terms and conditions associated with this transaction.
ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers;
Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On July 30, 2013, the shareholders of the
World Surveillance Group Inc. (the “Company”) approved the 2013 Equity Compensation Incentive
Plan of the Company (the “Plan”).
The purpose of the Plan is to strengthen
the Company and its subsidiaries by enhancing its profitable growth by providing incentives in the form of stock options and other
equity ownership opportunities in the Company (each, an “Award”) to its and its subsidiaries’ employees,
officers, directors, consultants and advisers, all of whom are eligible to receive Awards under the Plan, thereby encouraging them
to devote their abilities and industry to the success of the Company and its subsidiaries and their business and enterprise. Any
person to whom an Award is granted will be called a “Participant.”
The Plan is administered by the Compensation
Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Committee”) composed solely of members of its Board
of Directors that are “independent,” as defined pursuant to Rule 10A-3(b)(1) of the Exchange Act is formed. The Company’s
Board (and thereafter once formed, the Committee) (each referred to herein as the “Administrator”) has the authority
to grant Awards, to adopt, amend and repeal rules relating to the Plan, to interpret and correct the provisions of the Plan and
any Award, and, subject to the limitations of the Plan, to modify and amend any Award. The Plan also provides that authority to
grant Awards to employees may be delegated to one or more executive officers of the Company subject to certain limitations. All
decisions and determinations by the Administrator in the exercise of its power are final and binding.
Subject to certain adjustments, the aggregate
number of shares (the “Authorized Shares”) of Common Stock that may be delivered in satisfaction of Awards granted
under the Plan is 50,000,000 shares of Common Stock. If any Award expires, or is terminated, surrendered, forfeited, expires unexercised,
is settled in cash in lieu of Common Stock or is exchanged for other Awards, in whole or in part, the unissued shares covered by
such Award shall again be available for the grant of Awards under the Plan.
Employees, officers, directors, consultants
and advisers of the Company and its subsidiaries are eligible to be granted Awards under the Plan. Under present law, however,
incentive stock options within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code may only be granted to employees of the Company and its subsidiaries.
The maximum number of shares of Common Stock with respect to which Awards may be granted to any Participant under the Plan may
not exceed 10,000,000 in any fiscal year, subject to certain adjustments. Awards are made to eligible individuals at the discretion
of the Administrator and therefore, the Company can not determine who will receive a future grant at this time.
The Administrator shall establish the exercise
price of options (or determine the method by which the exercise price shall be determined) at the time each option is granted,
provided, however, that the exercise price for an option will not be less than 100% (110% for an incentive stock option
granted to an employee who is also a 10% or more stockholder) of the fair market value of the Common Stock on the date of grant.
The exercise price, if applicable, of other stock-based Awards shall be set by the Administrator. An option may not be amended
subsequent to its issuance to reduce the exercise price unless such amendment is approved by the Company’s stockholders.
Exercise of Options
The Administrator shall establish vesting
dates for options based on the passage of time, the satisfaction of performance criteria or other conditions deemed appropriate
by the Administrator; provided, however, that options may be fully vested on grant and alternative vesting may be established
by the Administrator in the agreement evidencing an option upon such person’s disability, death, retirement, cessation of
status as a Participant, on a change of control or in certain other circumstances. Each option or installment may be exercised
at any time or from time to time, in whole or in part, for up to the total number of shares with respect to which it is then exercisable,
by delivery of a properly signed written notice of exercise to the Company at its principal office address or to such transfer
agent as the Company shall designate together with payment in full for the number of shares for which the option is being exercised.
The Administrator has the right to accelerate the date of exercise of any installment of any option despite the fact that such
acceleration may disqualify all or part of any option as an incentive stock option or cause the application of Sections 280G or
4999 of the Code.
Types of Awards
Awards under the Plan may be in the form
of incentive stock options (“ISOs”), nonstatutory stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and
any other equity-based interests as the Administrator shall determine, or any combination thereof.
Stock options represent the right to purchase
shares of Common Stock within a specified period of time at a specified price. As detailed above, the exercise price for options
will be not less than 100% (110% for an incentive stock option granted to an employee who is also a 10% or more stockholder) of
the fair market value of the Company’s Common Stock on the date of grant. Granted options that are intended to be ISOs shall
not constitute ISOs to the extent that such options, in the aggregate, become exercisable for the first time by such person in
any calendar year for shares of Common Stock with an aggregate fair market value of more than $100,000 (determined on the date
such option is granted). To the extent that any such ISO exceeds the $100,000 limitation (or such other limit as may be provided
by the Code), such options shall be nonstatutory options. No ISO will be granted to a person who is not an “employee”
as defined in the applicable provisions of the Code and regulations issued thereunder. The Administrator will determine the duration
of any option, but options shall expire no later than seven (7) years (five (5) years in the case of an incentive stock option
granted to an employee who is also a 10% or more stockholder) after the date of grant. No stock options can be granted under the
Plan after the ten-year anniversary of the date on which the Plan is approved by the stockholders of the Company, but options granted
before that date may be exercised thereafter.
Payment for the exercise of options under
the Plan may be made by one or any combination of the following forms of payment:
|•||by cash or by check payable to the order of the Company;|
|•||at the discretion of the Administrator through delivery of shares of Common Stock having fair market value equal as of the
date of exercise to the cash exercise price of the option, provided, however, that such shares were not acquired in the
prior six months; or|
|•||at the discretion of the Administrator, by delivery of an assignment to the Company of a sufficient amount of the proceeds
from the sale of the Common Stock acquired upon exercise of the option and an authorization to the optionee’s broker or selling
agent to pay that amount to the Company.|
Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units and Other Awards
The Plan provides the flexibility to grant
other forms of Awards based upon the Common Stock, having the terms and conditions established at the time of grant by the Administrator
and as evidenced by an agreement in form to be determined by the Administrator. Restricted stock is Common Stock that is subject
to a risk of forfeiture or other restrictions that will lapse upon satisfaction of specified conditions (based on passage of time,
performance criteria or other conditions set by the Administrator). A Participant granted restricted stock generally has all of
the rights of a stockholder of the Company, unless otherwise determined by the Administrator. Generally restricted stock will be
deposited by the Participant, together with an appropriate stock power, with the Company. Upon the lapse of such restrictions,
the Company will cause a stock certificate to be delivered to the Participant. Restricted stock units represent the right to receive
shares of Common Stock in the future, with the right to future delivery of the shares of Common Stock subject to a risk of forfeiture
or other restrictions that will lapse upon satisfaction of specified conditions (based on passage of time, performance criteria
or other conditions set by the Administrator). Prior to settlement, an Award of restricted stock units, unlike restricted stock,
carries no voting, dividend rights or other rights associated with stock ownership. The Administrator has the right to grant other
Awards based upon the Common Stock and having such terms and conditions as shall be determined at the time of grant. All of the
50,000,000 shares being approved for issuance under the Plan may be granted as Awards of options, restricted stock, restricted
stock units or other non-stock option Awards. The Plan also provides that 50% of restricted stock, restricted stock units or other
non-stock option Awards shall have vesting of at least one year, except that such vesting may be accelerated upon a participant’s
disability, death, retirement, cessation of status as a Participant, on a change of control or in certain other circumstances.
Except as the Administrator may otherwise
determine or provide in an Award, Awards may be transferred only by will or by the laws of descent and distribution and shall,
during the life of the Participant, be exercisable only by the Participant; provided, however, that nonstatutory stock options
may be transferred to a grantor-retained annuity trust or a similar estate-planning vehicle under which the trust is bound by all
provisions of the option which are applicable to the Participant.
In the event of any stock split, stock dividend,
extraordinary cash dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, combination, exchange of shares, liquidation,
spin-off, split-up, or other similar change in capitalization or event, the following shall be equitably adjusted:
|•||the number and class of securities available for Awards under the Plan and the per-Participant share limit;|
|•||the number and class of securities, vesting schedule and exercise price per share subject to each outstanding Award;|
|•||the repurchase price per security subject to repurchase; and |
|•||the terms of each other outstanding stock-based Award shall be adjusted by the Company (or substituted Awards may be made)
to the extent the Administrator shall determine, in good faith, that such an adjustment (or substitution) is appropriate.|
Treatment upon Acquisition
Unless otherwise expressly provided in the
applicable Award, upon the occurrence of an Acquisition of the Company (as defined in the Plan), either (i) appropriate provision
is to be made for the continuation and the assumption by the surviving or acquiring entity of all Awards, (ii) the Administrator
may provide that one or more Awards granted under the Plan must be exercised by a certain date after which period the Awards if
unexercised shall terminate, or (iii) any such Awards shall be terminated in exchange for a cash payment equal to the excess of
the fair market value of the shares subject to the Award over the exercise price thereof. The Administrator may also determine
that any Award may accelerate in full upon the occurrence of an Acquisition.
Effect of Termination, Disability, Death, Retirement or Cessation
The Administrator shall determine the effect
on an Award of the disability, death, retirement, authorized leave of absence or other change in the employment or other status
of a Participant and the extent to which, and the period during which, the Participant, or the Participant’s legal representative,
conservator, guardian or designated beneficiary, may exercise rights under the Award, subject to applicable law and the provisions
of the Code.
Amendment of Awards
The Administrator may amend, modify or terminate
any outstanding Award, provided, however, that except as relates to an Acquisition of the Company or certain adjustments
identified in the Plan, the Participant’s consent to such action shall be required unless the Administrator determines that
the action, taking into account any related action, would not materially and adversely affect the Participant, and provided,
further, that previously issued options may not be amended without stockholder approval to reduce the price at which such previously
issued options are exercisable or to extend the period of time for which such previously issued option shall be exercisable beyond
seven (7) years.
Termination of Plan; Amendments
Awards may be granted under the Plan at
any time prior to the ten-year anniversary of the date on which the Plan is approved by the stockholders of the Company, but Awards
previously granted may extend beyond that date. The Administrator may amend, suspend or terminate the Plan or any portion thereof
at any time, provided, however, that any material amendment to the Plan will not be effective unless approved by the Company’s
A copy of the 2013
Equity Compensation Incentive Plan is attached as Exhibit 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by
reference. The foregoing information is a summary of the Plan, is not complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to
the full text of the Plan. Readers should review the Plan for a complete understanding of the terms and conditions associated
with this transaction.
ITEM 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or
Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On July 30, 2013, the shareholders of the
Company approved an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (the “Restated Charter”). The
Restated Charter increases the authorized common stock of the Company from 750,000,000 to 1,000,000,000 shares.
A copy of the Amended
and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein
by reference. The foregoing information is a summary of the Restated Charter, is not complete, and is qualified in its entirety
by reference to the full text of the Restated Charter. Readers should review the Restated Charter for a complete understanding
of the terms and conditions associated with this transaction.
ITEM 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security
|(a)||At the Annual Meeting of the holders of common stock of the Company, the proposals listed below were submitted to a vote of
|(b)||At the Annual Meeting, each of the proposals was approved by the shareholders pursuant to the voting
results set forth below.|
Proposal 1 – Election of Directors
|Glenn D. Estrella
|Anita S. Hulo
Proposal 2 – Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation
The shareholders approved the Amended and
Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, as described in more detail in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K,
as set forth below:
Proposal 3 – 2013 Equity Compensation Incentive Plan
The shareholders approved the 2013 Equity
Compensation Incentive Plan of the Company, as described in more detail in Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, as set
Proposal 4 – Nonbinding Advisory Resolution Approving
the Company’s Executive Compensation
The shareholders approved a nonbinding advisory
resolution approving the Company’s executive compensation.
Proposal 5 – Nonbinding Advisory Resolution Establishing
the Frequency of the Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
The shareholders approved a nonbinding advisory
resolution establishing that the advisory vote on the Company’s executive compensation would be held every year.
There were 190,787,155 broker non-votes.
Proposal 6 – Ratification of Appointment of Company’s
Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP
The shareholders ratified the appointment
of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP, as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, as set
There were no broker non-votes.
Consistent with the stated preference of a majority of the Company’s
stockholders, the Board of Directors has determined that it will hold an annual advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s
named executive officers until the next required vote on the frequency of stockholder votes on compensation of named executive
officers, which will occur no later than the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2019.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company
and Glenn D. Estrella
||2013 Equity Compensation Incentive Plan|
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.
||World Surveillance Group Inc.|
|Date: July 30, 2013
||/s/ Glenn D. Estrella|
||By: Glenn D. Estrella|
||Title: President and Chief Executive Officer|