Form 8-K Inspired Entertainment, For: Jul 23

July 23, 2021 4:16 PM EDT

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Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 23, 2021 (July 21, 2021)


Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-36689   47-1025534

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


250 West 57th Street, Suite 415

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 565-3861


Not Applicable

(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 class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   INSE   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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.


On July 21, 2021, Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) with Brooks H. Pierce, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (the “Executive”), extending the term of the Executive’s employment with the Company under his employment agreement, dated February 17, 2020 (as amended or modified to date, the “Employment Agreement”), through December 31, 2024. The Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Compensation Committee”) determined to extend the term of the Executive’s employment in light of, among other things, the Executive’s strong leadership of the Company during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Compensation Committee also increased the Executive’s base salary to $525,000 per year effective as of January 1, 2022, and in consideration of the Executive’s agreement to remain with the Company through an extended term, awarded the Executive an equity grant of an aggregate of 75,000 restricted stock units (“RSUs”), which will vest in full on December 31, 2024, provided that the Executive remains employed by the Company on such date, but if the Executive’s departure from the Company is the result of the Executive’s death or a change of control event (as defined in the Employment Agreement), the RSUs will vest in accordance with the terms set forth in the Employment Agreement.


The description of the Letter Agreement set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Letter Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.




10.1   Letter Agreement, dated July 21, 2021, by and between the Company and Brooks H. Pierce.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


July 23, 2021 Inspired Entertainment, Inc.
  By: /s/ Carys Damon
  Name: Carys Damon
  Title: General Counsel




Exhibit Index




10.1   Letter Agreement, dated July 21, 2021, by and between Inspired Entertainment, Inc. and Brooks H. Pierce.




Exhibit 10.1


July 21, 2021


Brooks H. Pierce

President & COO

Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

c/o Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

250 West 57th Street

Suite 2223

New York, New York 10107


Re: Contract Extension


Dear Brooks:


The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Inspired Entertainment, Inc. wishes to invoke Section 2a of your February 17, 2020 Agreement and extend the termination date of that Agreement to December 31, 2024.


We are grateful for your leadership role in the Company and the outstanding manner in which you performed your duties during the pandemic which helped the Company survive and indeed thrive in portions of its operations. In consideration for your agreement, the Committee has determined to increase your Base Salary as reflected in Section 5a to $525,000 per year effective January 1, 2022 and to award you 75,000 RSUs as a Sign On incentive, which will vest on December 31, 2024, provided you remain with the Company to that date, or that your departure from the Company is the result of your death or change of control event as described in your Agreement, in which case vesting shall occur under the provisions applicable. Again, we look forward to your continued service with thanks.


/s/ Steve Saferin  
Steve Saferin  
Compensation Committee  
Inspired Entertainment Inc  
Acknowledged and agreed this 21st day of July, 2021  
/s/ Brooks H. Pierce  
Brooks H. Pierce  






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