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Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2022




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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers;

Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On September 6, 2022 Alico, Inc. (“the Company”), announced the hiring and appointment of Perry G. Del Vecchio, age 55, as the Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) of the Company, effective as of September 6, 2022.


Mr. Del Vecchio will be responsible for all corporate finance, treasury and accounting functions of the Company and will report directly to John Kiernan, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.


Mr. Del Vecchio most recently served as Vice President and Controller for Lexyl Travel Technologies LLC, a global travel technology company from October 2021 through September 2022. Prior to that, he was Controller for Fulcrum Hospitality LLC, a hospitality asset management and real estate investment company, from November 2018 to October 2021. He held finance management positions at Advantage Rent A Car from June 2017 to November 2018, including as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Del Vecchio held various finance management positions within the Hertz organization over a period of 22 years from March 1995 to April 2017, including having served as a senior finance leader for the Hertz organization’s $6 billion US Rent A Car division during part of his tenure with that company. In addition to his extensive background in accounting and auditing, he has expertise in financial analysis, strategic planning and decision support. Mr. Del Vecchio earned his MBA degree from Montclair State University and earned CPA credentials while an auditor with Deloitte & Touche.


Employment Agreement


The Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Del Vecchio, dated as of September 6, 2022 (the “Employment Agreement”). The term of the Employment Agreement commences on September 6, 2022, and ends on September 30, 2024, subject to extension and termination pursuant to the provisions of the Employment Agreement (the “Term”). The following provides a brief description of the compensation and other terms and conditions of the Employment Agreement.


Base Salary


During the Term, the Company shall pay Mr. Del Vecchio an annual base salary of not less than $240,000.


Discretionary Annual Bonus


For each fiscal year of the Company during the Term (beginning in the 2023 fiscal year), Mr. Del Vecchio shall be eligible for an annual incentive compensation award based upon individual and Company performance objectives, with an annual target opportunity in an amount equal to 40% of the particular fiscal year’s annual base salary.


Signing Bonus


The Company shall pay Mr. Del Vecchio a $25,000 sign-on bonus no later than the end of October 2022.


Equity Award


Subject to approval by the Company’s Board of Directors or Compensation Committee, the Company shall award Mr. Del Vecchio an initial equity grant of 747 restricted shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Sign-On Grant”), scheduled to vest on January 1, 2024.


Severance Payments


If the Company terminates Mr. Del Vecchio’s employment without “Cause” or if, following a “Change in Control” of the Company, Mr. Del Vecchio resigns for “Good Reason” (each as defined in the Employment Agreement), then Mr. Del Vecchio will be entitled to receive, subject to his execution, delivery, and non-revocation of a release of claims and subject to his compliance with the restrictive covenants set forth in the Employment Agreement, an amount equal to 25% of his base salary if such separation from service is incurred



on or prior to September 30, 2023, or an amount equal to 50% of his base salary if such separation from service is incurred after September 30, 2023. The Sign-On Grant will also vest fully and immediately upon such a termination.


Restrictive Covenants


The Employment Agreement also includes various restrictive covenants in favor of the Company, including a confidentiality covenant, a nondisparagement covenant, and 12-month post-termination noncompetition and customer and employee nonsolicitation covenants.


The foregoing description of the Employment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Employment Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, and which is incorporated herein by reference.


There are no other arrangements or understandings between Mr. Del Vecchio and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Del Vecchio was appointed as Chief Financial Officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. Del Vecchio and any director or executive officer of the Company or any persons nominated or chosen by the Company to be a director or executive officer, and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 8.01 Other Events


On September 6, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Del Vecchio’s hiring and appointment as Chief Financial Officer. A copy of the press release is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.


Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits










Employment Agreement effective September 6, 2022 by and between Alico, Inc., and Perry Del Vecchio






Alico, Inc. Press Release dated September 6, 2022






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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.


Date: September 6, 2022









/s/ John E. Kiernan








John E. Kiernan




President and Chief Executive Officer