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): September 6, 2018
ASPEN GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 306, New York, New York 10001
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(b), (c) and (e)
On September 6, 2018, Aspen Group, Inc. (the Company) appointed Mr. Joseph L. Sevely as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective September 11, 2018. Ms. Janet Gill, the Companys former Chief Financial Officer, will continue to serve as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company.
Prior to his appointment, from February 2016 to September 2018, Joseph L. Sevely, 58, taught undergraduate and graduate classes as part of the adjunct faculty at Columbia University, New York University, Fairfield University and St. Johns University. From May 2010 till September 2015, Mr. Sevely served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cutwater Asset Management LLC, a holding company for a fixed income asset management company and broker/dealer, which is now part of BNY Mellon.
The Company has entered into a three-year Employment Agreement with Mr. Sevely effective September 11, 2018. Pursuant to his Employment Agreement, Mr. Sevely will be paid an annual base salary of $300,000. In connection with his appointment, Mr. Sevely received a grant of 25,000 shares of the Companys restricted common stock and 180,000 five-year stock options. The option grant is subject to shareholder approval. The restricted stock and the stock options will vest in three equal annual installments beginning September 10, 2019, subject to continued employment on each applicable vesting date.
The Company also entered into a new three-year Employment Agreement with Ms. Gill. Pursuant to her Employment Agreement, Ms. Gill will receive an annual base salary of $275,000 and received a grant of 50,000 five-year stock options, subject to shareholder approval. The stock options will vest in three equal annual installments beginning September 10, 2019, subject to continued employment on each applicable vesting date.
The restricted stock and stock option grants to Mr. Sevely and Ms. Gill were made under the Aspen Group, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, which has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Company, subject to shareholder approval, and will be submitted to the shareholders of the Company for approval at the next annual meeting.
The description of Mr. Sevelys and Ms. Gills Employment Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
ASPEN GROUP, INC.
Date: September 12, 2018
/s/ Michael Mathews
Name: Michael Mathews
Title: Chief Executive Officer