Flexsteel Announces Inducement Grant Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
DUBUQUE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flexsteel Industries, Inc., (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FLXS) today announced that the Company granted Jerald K. Dittmer, in connection with his appointment as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, an option to purchase 55,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with a per share exercise price of $21.96, the closing trading price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date of December 28, 2018. The stock option vests one third on each of July 1, 2019, July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021 and has a ten-year term. The stock option was granted outside of the Company’s Omnibus Stock Plan in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) as an inducement material to Mr. Dittmer entering into employment with the Company. This option grant was previously disclosed, as part of the terms of Mr. Dittmer’s Employment Agreement dated December 17, 2018, in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 20, 2018.
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) incorporated in 1929 is celebrating its 125th anniversary of the Company’s founding in 1893. Flexsteel Industries, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers, importers and marketers of residential and contract upholstered and wooden furniture products in the United States. Over the generations the Company has built a committed retail and consumer following based on its patented, guaranteed-for-life Blue Steel Spring™ – the all-riveted, high-carbon, steel-banded seating platform that gives upholstered and leather furniture the strength and comfort to last a lifetime. With offerings for use in home, hotel, healthcare, recreational vehicle, marine and office, the Company distributes its furniture throughout the United States & Canada through the Company’s sales force and various independent representatives.
Statements, including those in this release, which are not historical or current facts, are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are certain important factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made herein. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty. Some of the factors that could affect results are the cyclical nature of the furniture industry, supply chain disruptions, litigation, product recalls, the effectiveness of new product introductions and distribution channels, the product mix of sales, pricing pressures, the cost of raw materials and fuel, retention and recruitment of key employees, actions by governments including laws, regulations, taxes and tariffs, inflation, the amount of sales generated and the profit margins thereon, competition (both U.S. and foreign), credit exposure with customers, participation in multi-employer pension plans and general economic conditions. For further information regarding these risks and uncertainties, see the “Risk Factors” section in Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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