Lantronix Appoints Saleel Awsare to Its Board of Directors
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2023 – Lantronix Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the Intelligent IT market, today announced that Lantronix president and CEO Saleel Awsare has joined the Company’s Board of Directors, effective Nov. 20, 2023. With the appointment of Mr. Awsare, the Board consists of five directors, four of whom the Board has determined are independent under applicable listing standards of the NASDAQ Stock Market.
In connection with the commencement of his employment as president and CEO, the Company has agreed to issue Mr. Awsare inducement awards consisting of 470,255 restricted share units (RSUs), 235,127 performance share units (PSUs) tied to the same vesting requirements as the Company’s PSUs granted to its executive officers for fiscal 2024 (FY24 PSU Plan) and 223,931 PSUs tied to the Company’s relative total stockholder return (TSR), with the number of PSUs assuming target level of performance for each grant. The RSU award is scheduled to vest over three years as follows: one-third of the RSUs shall vest on Nov. 1, 2024; one-third of the RSUs shall vest on Nov. 1, 2025; and one-third of the RSUs shall vest on Nov. 1, 2026. The PSU award tied to the Company’s FY24 PSU Plan is scheduled to vest based on the Company’s performance over fiscal 2024–2026. The PSU award tied to the Company’s TSR is scheduled to vest based on the Company’s TSR over a three-year period beginning on the employment commencement date. Each award is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable award agreement. The RSUs and PSUs are granted as employment inducement awards in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).
Lantronix Inc. is a global Industrial and Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) provider of solutions that target high-growth applications in specific vertical markets, including Smart Grid, Intelligent Transportation, Smart Cities and AI Data Centers. Lantronix’s history in networking and video processing as well as its leading-edge applications include Intelligent Substations infrastructure, Infotainment systems and Video Surveillance, supplemented with comprehensive Out of Band Management (OOB) solutions for Cloud and Edge Computing.
Lantronix’s solutions empower companies to achieve success in the growing IoT and OOB markets by delivering customizable solutions that address each layer of the IoT Stack, including Collect, Connect, Compute, Control and Comprehend. For more information, visit the Lantronix website.
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