Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Employee Retention and Severance Costs

Employee Retention and Severance Costs
12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Restructuring and Related Activities [Abstract]  
Employee Retention and Severance Costs
Note 18 - Employee Retention and Severance Costs
The Company is required to record charges for one-time employee severance benefits and other associated costs as incurred.
Incentive Agreements with Chief Financial Officer
On October 12, 2015, the Company entered into a series of new incentive compensation agreements with Antoine J. Lafargue, the Company's Chief Financial Officer (the "CFO Incentive Agreements"). The CFO Incentive Agreements include i) amendments to the provisions for severance payments available to the CFO under his existing employment agreement dated October 31, 2014 (pursuant to an amendment of such employment agreement), to include provisions for the payment of up to two years' salary as severance in the event that the CFO’s employment with the Company is terminated under certain circumstances within a period ending ten months after the date on which a qualifying transaction (as generally defined below) occurs, capped at $600 thousand; ii) a restricted stock award agreement whereby a restricted stock grant was made to the CFO on October 12, 2015 totaling 62,500 shares of common stock that are to vest immediately prior to the completion of a qualifying transaction; iii) a potential cash award pursuant to a transaction incentive agreement, which cash award is contingent upon the completion of a qualifying transaction and would range from $0 to $1 million based on the market value of the Company's common stock reflected in the qualifying transaction, with the amount of cash award to be equal to $2,750 for each one cent of market value per share of the Company’s common stock reflected in the qualifying transaction above a minimum market value threshold of $1.60 per share; iv) a phantom stock award, also pursuant to the transaction incentive agreement, with payment contingent upon completion of a qualifying transaction and to be based on the value of 62,500 notional shares; and v) an override bonus agreement which provides for a potential bonus outside of the Company’s 2012 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan that would double the amounts payable under the awards available under ii, iii, and iv, above, in certain circumstances. For purposes of the CFO Incentive Agreements, a qualifying transaction is generally defined to mean an acquisition of more than 50% of the combined voting power of the then-outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, or the sale or other disposition of greater than 95% of the value of the gross assets of the Company, in either case occurring prior to December 31, 2017. No accrual has been made in the accompanying consolidated financial statements for the CFO Incentive Agreements as amounts are contingent on the occurrence of future events and service. The Company does not consider the future events to meet the definition of "probable" as of June 30, 2016, due to the nature of the events being contingent upon third parties outside of the Company's control.
Employee Retention Cash Bonus Plan
On June 5, 2015, the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Board of Directors of the Company approved a cash bonus plan for the Company's non-executive officer employees for the purpose of retention of certain key accounting, human resource, and administrative employees through certain key milestone events (the "Employee Retention Cash Bonus Plan"). The terms of the Employee Retention Cash Bonus Plan specify payment of retention bonuses for such employees upon the achievement of the milestones, which are i) the filing of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 (which milestone occurred in October 2015), and ii) the completion of a strategic transaction resulting in a change in control or the sale of substantially all the assets of the company. The maximum original bonus payable to the employees under each of the milestones is as follows: i) $168 thousand, and ii) $286 thousand, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the Company has recorded an accrual in the amount of $425 thousand in the accompanying consolidated financial statements for the Employee Retention Cash Bonus Plan.
Severance and Termination Benefit Payments
On August 31, 2014, the Company provided a notice of termination to the only remaining employee of its MPA subsidiary. As a result, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, the Company expensed and paid total employee-related severance costs of $475 thousand.
A reconciliation of the beginning and ending liability balance for charges to the consolidated statements of operations and cash payments is as follows for the fiscal years ended:
June 30,
Severance - Termination Benefits
Severance - Termination Benefits
(In thousands)
Fiscal year beginning balance


Charges to general and administrative expense


Cash payments

Fiscal year closing balance