UNITED STATES 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): March 28, 2019
THE JOINT CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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16767 N. Perimeter Drive, Suite 240
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On March 28, 2019, The Joint Corp. (the “Company”), amended its form of Incentive Stock Option Agreement, its form of Nonstatutory Stock Option Agreement and its form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement (each an “Agreement” and together the “Agreements”), each of which is used in connection with equity award grants under its Amended and Restated 2014 Stock Plan (the “Plan”). The amendments to each Agreement added a “double trigger” provision under which all unvested equity awards will vest upon the occurrence of both (i) a Change of Control (as defined by the Plan) and, (ii) either (a) the termination of the grantee’s employment by the Company for a reason other than Cause or (b) the termination of grantee’s employment by the grantee for Good Reason, if such termination of employment occurs during the period beginning thirty (30) calendar days prior to the date the Change of Control is effected, and ending on the one-year anniversary of the date the Change of Control is effected.
This summary of the amendments to the Agreements is qualified in its entirety by the forms of the amended Agreements, which are filed with this report as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3. Except as otherwise specified, capitalized terms not otherwise defined in the previous paragraph have the meanings given to them in the Agreements as amended.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|10.1||Form of Incentive Stock Option Agreement under Amended and Restated 2014 Stock Plan|
|10.2||Form of Nonstatutory Stock Option Agreement under Amended and Restated 2014 Stock Plan|
|10.3||Form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement under Amended and Restated 2014 Stock 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.
Date: April 3, 2019
|The Joint Corp.|
|By||/s/ Peter D. Holt|
|Peter D. Holt|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|