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EX-10.1 - EX-10.1 - STEEL PARTNERS HOLDINGS L.P.exhibit101.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): July 8, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
590 Madison Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, New York10022
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 520-2300
(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 classTrading SymbolsName of each exchange on which registered
Common Units, $0 parSPLPNew York Stock Exchange
6.0% Series A Preferred UnitsSPLP-PRANew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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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.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Company's leadership team, including executive officers Douglas B. Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, and Gordon A. Walker, Senior Vice President, agreed to temporarily reduce their base salaries by 20%.

As previously disclosed, Mr. Woodworth and Steel Services Ltd entered into an Employment Agreement dated as of March 12, 2019, as amended on April 15, 2020 and April 30, 2020 (the "Woodworth Employment Agreement"). In connection with such salary reduction, Mr. Woodworth and Steel Services Ltd. entered into the Third Amendment to the Woodworth Employment Agreement (the "Third Amendment") on July 8, 2020. Pursuant to the Third Amendment, Mr. Woodworth agreed to his salary reduction and waived any rights he may have in connection thereto. In addition, the Third Amendment provides that, in the event the Company does not fully rescind Mr. Woodworth's salary reduction on or before September 1, 2020, Mr. Woodworth is entitled to claim that such salary reduction constitutes "Good Reason" under the Woodworth Employment Agreement and may terminate the Woodworth Employment Agreement and be entitled to the severance set forth therein. All other terms of the Employment Agreement remained unchanged.

The foregoing description of the Third Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Third Amendment, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) 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 hereunto duly authorized.
 By:Steel Partners Holdings GP Inc.
  Its General Partner
By:/s/ Douglas B. Woodworth
Douglas B. Woodworth
Chief Financial Officer