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): December 3, 2018 (November 27, 2018)
The Providence Service Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
700 Canal Street, Third Floor
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 307-2800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 11, 2018, The Providence Service Corporation (the “Company”) announced an organizational consolidation plan to integrate substantially all activities and functions performed at the corporate holding company level into its wholly-owned subsidiary, LogistiCare Solutions, LLC (the “Consolidation Transaction”). In recognition of the increased demands of time, attention and work on each of William Severance, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Finance, Office of the Company's CEO, David Shackelton, the Company’s Chief Transformation Officer, and Sophia Tawil, the Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (the “Specified NEOs”), as a result of their increased responsibilities in respect of the Consolidation Transaction, the Compensation Committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Compensation Committee”) approved a special bonus for each of the Specified NEOs. Specifically, on November 27, 2018, the Compensation Committee approved a bonus of $190,900 for Mr. Severance, $509,200 for Mr. Shackelton, and $509,200 for Ms. Tawil.
In addition, as described in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-K filed November 8, 2018, the Company has entered into a share purchase agreement to sell substantially all its WD Services segment (the “WD Services Sale”), with the exception of its operations in Saudi Arabia, for which it is pursuing alternative strategies. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018. In recognition of the increased demands of time, attention and work on each of the Specified NEOs in respect of the WD Services Sale, the Compensation Committee approved a special bonus for each of the Specified NEOs, which will be payable if the WD Services Sale is completed on or prior to December 31, 2018. Specifically, on November 30, 2018, the Compensation Committee approved a bonus of $50,000 for Mr. Severance, $250,000 for Mr. Shackelton, and $250,000 for Ms. Tawil.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 3, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the record date and payment date for a cash dividend payable to holders of its shares of 5.5%/8.5% Series A convertible preferred stock. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 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.
THE PROVIDENCE SERVICE CORPORATION
Date: December 3, 2018
/s/ R. Carter Pate
R. Carter Pate
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Providence Service Corporation Declares Cash Dividend on Convertible Preferred Stock
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - December 3, 2018 - The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend on its 5.5%/8.5% Series A convertible preferred stock. The dividend is payable on January 2, 2019 to holders of record as of 5:00 p.m. ET on December 14, 2018. The dividend will be paid at a rate of 5.5% per annum, which is equal to approximately $1.38630 per share of convertible preferred stock.
The Providence Service Corporation own subsidiaries and investments primarily engaged in the provision of healthcare services in the United States and workforce development services internationally. For more information, please visit www.prschldings.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about our business and our industry, and are not guarantees of our future performance. These statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual events to be materially different from those expressed or implied herein, including factors disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Investor Relations Contact
Laurence Orton - Interim Chief Accounting Officer and SVP Finance