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): August 6, 2019
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2479 E. Bayshore Rd., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||GIG||The NYSE Stock Market LLC|
|Warrants to receive one share of Common Stock||GIG.WS||The NYSE Stock Market LLC|
|Right to receive one-tenth of one share of Common Stock||GIGr||The NYSE Stock Market LLC|
|Units, each consisting of one share of Common Stock, one right and three-fourths of one warrant||GIG.U||The NYSE Stock Market LLC|
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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.
On August 6, 2019, Tara McDonough submitted a letter of resignation from her position as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GigCapital, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company). The Company accepted Ms. McDonoughs resignation, which shall be effective as of August 12, 2019. Ms. McDonoughs resignation is not as a result of any disagreements with the Company.
On August 6, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Walter Brad Weightman, 64, to serve as the Companys Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The Company entered into a Strategic Services Agreement (the Strategic Services Agreement) with Mr. Weightman. Pursuant to the terms of the Strategic Services Agreement, Mr. Weightman has been engaged to serve as Vice President and Chief Financial officer of the Company for an initial term of one year commencing on August 12, 2019. Mr. Weightman will be compensated $5,000 per month. A copy of the Strategic Services Agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. Weightman does not have any family relationships with the executive officers or directors of the Company and has not engaged in any related party transactions with the Company. Mr. Weightman has more than 25 years of global finance and accounting experience with public and private companies of various sizes in the Semiconductor, IoT, hardware, and software industries. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Weightman served as the Senior Business Controller at Integrated Device Technology (IDT), where he provided strategic and financial support for the General Manager and the division prior to IDTs acquisition by Renesas Electronics Corporation in 2019. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Weightman was the Corporate Controller at GigPeak Inc. (formerly GigOptix) and oversaw all accounting and finance functions. From 2014 to 2015, he was the Interim Vice President Finance, Controller of Extron Logistics LLC where he led all accounting and finance activities. Additionally, earlier in his career, Mr. Weightman held various finance and accounting positions at Echelon Corporation, an early developer of the IoT market, and at large corporations such as Advanced Micro Devices and Xerox Corporation. Mr. Weightman received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Jose State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in California (inactive).
On August 8, 2019, the Company issued a press release regarding Mr. Weightmans appointment, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Strategic Services Agreement, dated August 6, 2019, by and between GigCapital, Inc. and Walter Weightman|
|99.1||Press release dated August 8, 2019|
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.
Dated: August 8, 2019
|Name:||Dr. Avi S. Katz|
Chief Executive Officer, President and
Executive Chairman of the GigCapital, Inc. Board