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): December 18, 2018
IZEA WORLDWIDE, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
480 N. Orlando Avenue, Suite 200
Winter Park, Florida
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (407) 674-6911
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
At our 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on December 18, 2018 (the "2018 Annual Meeting"), our stockholders approved the amendment and restatement of the IZEA Worldwide, Inc. 2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the "ESPP"). A description of the terms and conditions of the ESPP is set forth under “Proposal 2. Approval of the Amended and Restated 2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan” on pages 10-14 of our definitive proxy statement for the 2018 Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, 2018 (the "Proxy Statement"), which description is incorporated herein by reference. This description is qualified in its entirety by the text of the ESPP, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
2011 Equity Incentive Plan
At our 2018 Annual Meeting, our stockholders approved the amendment and restatement of the IZEA Worldwide, Inc. 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan"). A description of the terms and conditions of the Plan is set forth under “Proposal 3. Approval of the Amendment and Restatement of IZEA’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan” on pages 15-18 of the Proxy Statement, which description is incorporated herein by reference. This description is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Plan, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At our 2018 Annual Meeting, holders of common stock were asked to consider and vote upon the:
election of eight directors to serve until the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified;
approval of an amendment and restatement of IZEA's 2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan;
approval of an amendment and restatement of IZEA's 2011 Equity Incentive Plan;
approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of compensation paid to IZEA’s named executive officers;
approval of the issuance of common stock in connection with the TapInfluence, Inc. acquisition in accordance with the Marketplace Rules of NASDAQ; and
ratification of the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm.
A total of 8,172,056 shares of common stock were present in person or by proxy at the meeting, representing 67.68% of the voting power entitled to vote at the meeting. Each share of common stock was entitled to one vote with respect to each matter submitted to a vote at the meeting, and the voting results reported below are final.
Stockholders voted with respect to election of each of the nominees for director identified in the proxy statement as follows:
Edward H. (Ted) Murphy
Ryan S. Schram
Brian W. Brady
John H. Caron
Lindsay A. Gardner
Jill M. Golder
Daniel R. Rua
Patrick J. Venetucci
As a result of this vote, each of Mr. Murphy, Mr. Schram, Mr. Brady, Mr. Caron, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Golder, Mr. Rua, and Mr. Venetucci was elected as a director to serve until the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified.
Stockholders voted to approve the amendment and restatement of IZEA's 2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan as follows:
Stockholders voted to approve the amendment and restatement of IZEA's 2011 Equity Incentive Plan as follows:
Stockholders voted, on an advisory basis, with respect to compensation paid to our named executive officers as described in the executive compensation tables set forth in the Proxy Statement for the Meeting as follows:
Stockholders voted to approve the issuance of common stock in connection with our acquisition of TapInfluence in accordance with the Marketplace Rules of the NASDAQ Stock Market as follows:
Stockholders voted to ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 as follows:
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 20, 2018 we announced the election of Patrick Venetucci as a director at the 2018 Annual Meeting. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and 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.
IZEA WORLDWIDE, INC.
Date: December 20, 2018
By:/s/ Edward H. (Ted) Murphy
Edward H. (Ted) Murphy
President and Chief Executive Officer