SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2018
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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.|
On January 25, 2018, the board of directors (the Board) of Tellurian Inc. (Tellurian or the Company) approved certain base salary increases effective as of February 1, 2018 for certain of the Companys named executive officers. The annual base salary of (i) Meg A. Gentle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, was increased from $600,000 to $700,000; (ii) R. Keith Teague, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, was increased from $400,000 to $500,000; (iii) Daniel A. Belhumeur, General Counsel of the Company, was increased from $300,000 to $400,000; and (iv) Khaled Sharafeldin, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, was increased from $285,000 to $350,000.
The Board also approved the issuance under the Amended and Restated Tellurian Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the Plan) of shares of Tellurian vested stock in connection with annual performance bonus awards for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 to the Companys named executive officers in the amounts set forth below:
Meg A. Gentle
President and Chief Executive Officer
R. Keith Teague
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Daniel A. Belhumeur
Antoine J. Lafargue
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Accounting Officer
In addition, the Board approved the issuance under the Plan of 500,000 shares of Tellurian restricted stock to Mr. Teague. One-third of the Tellurian restricted stock will vest upon each of (i) the affirmative final investment decision by the Board with respect to the Driftwood LNG project (the FID Date), (ii) the one-year anniversary of the FID Date, and (iii) the two-year anniversary of the FID Date.
A form of restricted stock agreement (Form of Restricted Stock Agreement) is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The Form of Restricted Stock Agreement sets out the terms under which Tellurian restricted stock was awarded to Mr. Teague. The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Form of Restricted Stock Agreement.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Form of Restricted Stock Agreement pursuant to the Amended and Restated Tellurian Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (U.S. Selected Senior Management)|
|||Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.|
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.
|By:||/s/ Daniel A. Belhumeur|
|Name:||Daniel A. Belhumeur|
Date: January 31, 2018