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 23, 2019
|PACIFIC GREEN TECHNOLOGIES INC.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
or other jurisdiction
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Suite 10212, 8 The Green Dover, DE
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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.
Resignation of Neil Carmichael
Effective August 23, 2019, Neil Carmichael resigned as Chief Executive Officer, President, Secretary, and Treasurer of Pacific Green Technologies Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our”, the “Company”). Dr. Carmichael’s resignation did not result from any disagreement with the Company regarding our policies, practices, or otherwise. He will continue to serve as a non-executive director on the Company’s board of directors.
Also effective August 23, 2019, the Company entered into a Non-Executive Directorship Agreement with Neil Carmichael pursuant to which the Company will pay to Dr. Carmichael $3,000 per month for his services as an independent director of the board of directors, plus reimbursement of related expenses. The agreement, which is a for a term of 12 months, may be terminated by either party with 30 days prior notice and renewed only by their mutual approval. Dr. Carmichael shall be entitled to retain all unexercised incentive stock options previously issued to him during his tenure as an executive officer of the Company.
Appointment of Scott Poulter, Chief Executive Officer.
Concurrently with Dr. Carmichael’s resignation, Scott Poulter, Executive Director of the Company, was appointed to serve as Chief Executive Officer.
Scott Poulter – Chief Executive Officer and Director
Scott Poulter was appointed as Executive Director of Pacific Green Technologies Inc. on May 8, 2017. Mr. Poulter was a former professional windsurfer in the United Kingdom, and subsequently became a sports marketing entrepreneur with various sport marketing businesses worldwide which controlled various commercial or licensing rights in Formula One auto racing from 1996 to 2003.
In 2009, he was asked to assist an emission control technology company, Enviroresolutions, in commercializing its proprietary technology and he became increasingly interested in technologies that could help improve the environment. In that vein, Mr. Poulter founded Pacific Green Group Limited, which is now a significant investor in our company, and has since endeavored to use his entrepreneurial skills and international business experience to drive forward the emission control technologies of Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. He has been integral in delivering our Company’s business relationships in China and Europe. He is 52 years of age.
ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On August 27, 2019, the Company issued a news release regarding the above described resignation and appointment.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Non-Executive Directorship Agreement with Neil Carmichael dated August 23, 2019|
|99.1||News Release dated August 27, 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.
|PACIFIC GREEN TECHNOLOGIES INC.|
|/s/ Scott Poulter|
|Chief Executive Officer and Director|
|Date: August 27, 2019|