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Subsequent Events

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Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
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First identified in late 2019 and known now as Covid-19, the outbreak has impacted millions of individuals and businesses worldwide. In response, many countries have implemented measures to combat the outbreak which has had an unprecedented economic consequence. The Company had not experienced an impact from Covid-19 through the end of fiscal year 2019 and had only minor impact from Covid-19 in the first quarter of 2020. In April of 2020, the Company experienced a significant reduction in advertiser marketing budgets across both the ValidClick and IntentKey platforms as a direct consequence of Covid-19. The Company is unable at this time to predict with any certainty how the second quarter will materialize and as a result is taking a just-in-time approach to business operations, focusing resources on areas with immediate revenue potential and reducing expenses where necessary.

On April 2, 2020, the Company closed on a second tranche of the Registered Direct Offering in which we sold 1,400,285 shares of our common stock at a price of $0.175 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $245,050.

On April 10, 2020, the Company obtained an unsecured $1.1 million loan through Relyance Bank N.A. under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”) pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and is administered by the United States Small Business Administration. In accordance with the requirements of the CARES Act, the Company will use proceeds from the PPP Loan primarily for payroll costs.

Effective April 20, 2020, the Company and the holder of the remaining Calvary Notes due September 1, 2020 in the principal amount of $315,000 (the “Promissory Note”) as modified under that certain Note Modification and Release Agreement effective November 11, 2019 (the “Modification”) (the Promissory Note and Modification collectively referred to herein as, the “Note”), agreed to amend the Note to extend the maturity date to December 31, 2020 and reduce the conversion price to $0.175 per share. On April 21,2020, the Noteholder converted $200,000 principal amount due under the Note into 1,142,857 shares of
our common stock. On May 5, 2020, the Noteholder converted the final $115,000 principal amount due under the Note into 657,143 shares of our common stock, thereby satisfying the Note in full.

On April 29, 2020, our Board of Directors implemented a temporary compensation change for senior officers and employees. Effective May 1, 2020, certain employees with salaries in excess of $100,000 per year will be required, on a temporary basis, to forego a specified percentage of their salary ranging from 50% to 7% (the “Reduction Percentage”). To incentivize these employees, each will be granted restricted stock unit awards (each, an “Award”) pursuant to the Company’s 2017 ECP. Management anticipates that these actions will reduce on-going expenses and assist the Company in achieving its short-term goals. The participants include the Company’s Chairman and CEO, Richard Howe, Chief Financial Officer, Wallace Ruiz, and Chief Operating Officer, Trey Barrett (collectively the “Named Executive Officers”). The temporary salaries for the Named Executive Officers are as follows:

Name and Principal Position
Temporary Salary
Richard K. Howe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
$212,500
Wallace Ruiz, Chief Financial Officer
$200,750
Don (Trey) Barrett III
$200,000

The Awards to be issued to the effected employees will be issued at the end of each semi-monthly pay period commencing May 15, 2020. The number of shares of common stock to be issued pursuant to each Award shall be computed as follows: applicable Reduction Percentage of one one-twenty-fourth (1/24) of the employee’s annual salary prior to the reduction divided by the per share closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE American on the trading day prior to the end of each semi-monthly pay period. The Awards will vest six months after issuance at which time the shares will be issued. Except as otherwise provided in the Plan or any applicable employment agreement, the employee must remain in the employ of the Company during the vesting period and the Awards are not transferable prior to vesting. These actions will remain in effect until June 30, 2020. The Board may modify, terminate or extend the program at its discretion.

Additionally, the Board modified the independent director compensation program, which previously provided for a $30,000 annual cash retainer paid quarterly and annual restricted stock unit grants equivalent to $30,000 of worth of stock, eliminating the cash retainer and replacing it with quarterly restricted stock unit grants equivalent to $7,500 worth of stock vesting six months after date of issuance.