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Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 4, 2022 



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-37673   26-1394771
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification Number)


100 Commerce Drive, Loveland, Ohio 45140

(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)


(513) 360-4704

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   WKHS   The Nasdaq Capital Market







Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On January 4, 2022, Workhorse Group Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Employment Agreement with Robert Ginnan, age 58, pursuant to which he will become Chief Financial Officer of the Company (the “Employment Agreement”), effective January 4, 2022. Mr. Ginnan joins the Company with more than 20 years of senior finance and leadership experience, having most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for privately held Family RV, the fifth largest RV dealer in the United States. From 2017 to 2020, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Family RV, during which time revenues grew from $80 million to $200 million. Throughout his career, Mr. Ginnan has held positions of increasing responsibility in finance, ranging from plant to corporate levels. In these various roles, he executed multiple accounting and information technology system installations and refined capital structures for firms in multiple industries. Mr. Ginnan received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University.


The Employment Agreement provides for Mr. Ginnan to receive a base salary of $400,000 per year and a signing bonus of 100,000 shares of restricted stock, which vests every six months over a 3-year period. Mr. Ginnan is also eligible for an annual cash bonus, with the target at 50% of his base salary with the potential to receive up to 100% of his base salary and annual equity awards under the long term equity incentive plan (“LTIP”), with a target at 150% of his base salary, each based on the Company’s attainment of certain performance metrics. Following a change in control of the Company, Mr. Ginnan is eligible for severance of up to 2 times his base salary and 2 times his target annual bonus, accelerated vesting of all time-based vested equity awards and accelerated vesting of all performance-based equity awards prorated based on the then level of attainment of the performance metrics. Mr. Ginnan also is eligible to participate in the Company’s employee benefits, including health insurance.


There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Ginnan and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company, and there are no related party transactions involving Mr. Ginnan that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no family relationships between any director or executive officer of the Company and Mr. Ginnan.


The foregoing summary and description of the Employment Agreement are not and do not purport to be complete and are subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Employment Agreement, a copy of which is filed as exhibit 10.1 is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On January 4, 2022, the Company issued a press release about the hiring of Mr. Ginnan. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.


Forward-Looking Statements


Certain statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For such statements, the Company claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from the Company’s expectations. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements are disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Item 9.01. Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1    Employment Agreement of Robert Ginnan
99.1   Press Release, dated January 4, 2022
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)







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: January 4, 2022 By: /s/ James D. Harrington
  Name:   James D. Harrington
  Title: Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary