Related Party Transactions
|3 Months Ended
May 04, 2019
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]
|Related Party Transactions
Related Party Transactions
On May 2, 2019, in accordance with the Purchase Agreement described in Note 8 - "Shareholders' Equity", the Company's Board of directors elected Michael Friedman and Eyal Lalo to the board for a term expiring at our 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, and appointed Mr. Lalo as the vice chair of the board. Mr. Lalo reestablished Invicta, the flagship brand of the Invicta Watch Group and one of the Company's largest brands, in 1994, and has served as its chief executive officer since its inception. Mr. Friedman has served as chief executive officer of Sterling Time, which is the exclusive distributor of IWCA’s watches and watch accessories for television home shopping and our long-time vendor, since 2005 and served as a vendor to the Company for over 20 years. Under the Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to recommend that our shareholders vote to re-elect each of Eyal Lalo and Michael Friedman as a director of the Company at the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders for a term of office expiring at the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, and to reflect such recommendation in the proxy statement for the 2019 annual meeting and solicit proxies in favor thereof. For their service as non-employee members of the board of directors, Messrs. Friedman and Lalo will receive compensation under the Company's non-employee director compensation policy. Each director receives $65,000 in a cash retainer annually for service on our board. In addition, the Company's non-employee directors receive a restricted stock unit award equal to $65,000 divided by the closing price on the date of grant that vest on the day immediately prior to the next annual meeting of shareholders. These amounts will be prorated for the partial year, resulting in an award of 20,436 restricted stock units on May 2, 2019.
Mr. Lalo is the owner of IWCA, which is the sole owner of Invicta Media Investments, LLC. Mr. Friedman is an owner of Sterling Time. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Invicta Media Investments, LLC purchased 4,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock and a warrant to purchase 2,526,562 shares of the Company's common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $3,000,000. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Michael and Leah Friedman purchased 1,800,000 shares of the Company's common stock and a warrant to purchase 842,188 shares of the Company's common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $1,350,000.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2018, the Company purchased products from Sterling Time, an affiliate of Mr. Friedman, in the aggregate amount of $15.4 million and $12.3 million. The Company purchased goods from Sterling Time on standard commercial terms. In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company subsidized the cost of a promotional cruise for Invicta branded and other vendors’ products.