I. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS||
On August 4, 2016, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to reimburse Peter T. Kross (“Mr. Kross”), $161,075 for expenses incurred related to his successful contested proxy. Effective June 27, 2016, Mr. Kross is a director of the Company and considered a related party. On August 30, 2016, Mr. Kross accepted an unsecured promissory note (“Kross Note”) for $161,075 from the Company. The outstanding principal balance bears interest at the annual rate of 3.0%. Payment of interest and principal began on September 1, 2016 and will continue monthly on the first day of each month thereafter through and including June 1, 2017; the Company is required to pay equal monthly installments of $16,330 which includes all remaining principal and accrued interest owed by the Company to Mr. Kross under the Kross Note. The Company may prepay in advance any unpaid principal or interest due under the Kross Note without premium or penalty. The principal balance of the Kross Note as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 was $48,745 and $97,127, respectively.
During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and during the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company agreed to issue common stock in the amount of $36,000 and $72,000 to the Company’s non-employee directors as compensation for their attendance and participation in the Company’s Board of Director and committee meetings.
On July 1, 2016, each newly elected Board of Director member, Mr. Kross, Mr. Blatt and Mr. Byrnes were granted 100,000 stock options pursuant to the Company’s Board of Director compensation plan. These options have an expiration period of ten years, vest quarterly over five years and have an exercise price of $0.19.
Upon execution of their employment agreements during the three months ended March 31, 2017, each Messrs. Tienor, Sobieski and Koch, was granted 1,000,000 stock options at their fair market value and were scheduled to vest over a three year period. However, pursuant to their employment agreements, the stock options vested immediately upon the sale of the Company’s subsidiary, EthoStream, in March 2017.
During the three months ended March 31, 2017, Messrs. Tienor, Sobieski and Koch, were earned a bonus of $29,250 resulting from the sale of the Company’s subsidiary, EthoStream, in March 2017.
From time to time the Company may receive advances from certain of its officers in the form of salary deferment or cash advances to meet short term working capital needs. These advances may not have formal repayment terms or arrangements. As of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, there were no such arrangements.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef