SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2017 /CNW/ -- Frankly Inc.(TSX VENTURE: TLK) (Frankly), a leader in transforming local TV broadcast and media companies by enabling them to publish and monetize their digital content across multiple platforms, announces the following:
CEO, CFO/COO Employment Agreements - Frankly has entered into new employment agreements with its Chief Executive Officer, Steve Chung, and its Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Lou Schwartz. Mr. Chung's agreement provides for an annual base salary of US$360,000, increasing to US$400,000 upon completion of a strategic transaction with a value in excess of US$5 million, and Mr. Schwartz's agreement provides for a base salary of US$360,000. The agreements have two-year terms, and provide for bonuses, severance and other provisions typical in executive employment agreements. In connection with Frankly's strategic process, Mr. Chung and Mr. Schwartz are participating in a key employee retention plan where they will have the opportunity to receive additional bonuses in an amount up to 100% of their respective base salaries based on the achievement of various milestones.
Board Compensation Plan 2017-2018 – Frankly's Board of Directors has approved a 2017-18 compensation plan for the Board's three independent directors: Tom Rogers, Steve Zenz and Choong Sik "Samuel" Hyun to compensate them for their service on the Board and its various independent director committees, and pursuant to that plan, Frankly has made the following grants: Tom Rogers – 60,025 restricted share units ("RSUs"), Steve Zenz – 45,533 RSUs and Samuel Hyun – 35,819 RSUs. The plan covers the period commencing October 1, 2017 and ending on September 30, 2018, and all of the granted RSUs are scheduled to vest by September 30, 2018.
Frankly (TSX VENTURE: TLK) builds an integrated software platform for media companies to create, distribute, analyze and monetize their content across all of their digital properties on web, mobile and TV. Its customers include NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with major offices in New York. To learn more, visit www.franklyinc.com.
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