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South Cherry Street, Suite 320
Denver, CO 80246
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
On July 25, 2012
To our Stockholders:
You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Enservco Corporation (“Enservco”) on July 25, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., local time, at Suite 1000, 6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting the Company will submit the following two proposals to its stockholders for approval:
|1.||To elect four directors for the ensuing year.|
|2.||To ratify and approve the appointment of Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC as Enservco’s independent registered accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2012.|
|3.||To transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting.|
The discussion of the proposals set forth above is intended only as a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the information contained in the accompanying Information Statement. Only holders of record of our common stock on June 11, 2012 (“the Record Date”) will be entitled to notice of and to vote at this Annual Meeting, and any postponements or adjournments thereof.
The accompanying Information Statement is being furnished to our stockholders for informational purposes only, pursuant to Section 14(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules and regulations prescribed thereunder. The Board is not soliciting your proxy or consent in connection with the matters discussed above. Stockholders who wish to vote on the proposals must attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person at the meeting or otherwise designate a proxy to attend the Annual Meeting and vote on their behalf.
Pursuant to 14a-16(a) (and as required by Rule 14c-2) of the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) and since the Company is making information available through the Internet rather than utilizing the full-set delivery option, this Information Statement must be sent to stockholders at least 40 calendar days prior to the earliest date on which the matters discussed above may take effect.
STOCKHOLDERS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN PERSON AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY HOPES THAT YOU WILL FIND IT CONVENIENT TO ATTEND. HOWEVER, WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU FOR A PROXY AND YOU ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SEND US A PROXY.
/s/ Michael D. Herman
Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE COMPANY’S INFORMATION STATEMENT
The Company’s Information Statement, Annual Report on Form 10-K, and the other meeting materials are available on the Internet at: http://www.ir-site.com/enservco/annual-meeting-material.asp
South Cherry Street, Suite 320
Denver, CO 80246
FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
To Be Held on July 25, 2012
We Are Not Asking You for a Proxy and
You are Requested Not To Send Us a Proxy
June 15, 2012
We are furnishing this Information Statement to stockholders of ENSERVCO CORPORATION (“We” or “Enservco” or the “Company”) in connection with the Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) and at any adjournments or postponements thereof. We will hold the Annual Meeting on July 25, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. (local time), at Suite 1000, 6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
The Annual Meeting is being held for the purposes set forth in the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders. This information statement (including the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders) and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (“Annual Report”), including financial statements (collectively the “Meeting Materials”) are first being made available to stockholders beginning on or about June 15, 2012. A notice of the Internet Availability of the Meeting Materials (“Notice”) will be mailed to certain stockholders on or about June15, 2012. If you received a Notice by mail, you will not receive a printed copy of the Meeting Materials. Instead, the Notice will instruct you as to how you may access and review all of the information contained in the Meeting Materials.
Voting Securities and Vote Required.
Holders of record of our common stock at the close of business on June 11, 2012 (the “Record Date”) will be entitled to vote on all matters. On the Record Date, we had 21,778,866 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, which represented our only class of voting securities outstanding. The holders of shares of our common stock are each entitled to one vote per share. Cumulative voting shall not be allowed in the election of directors or any of the proposals being submitted to the stockholders at the meeting.
For the transaction of business at the Annual Meeting a quorum must be present. A quorum consists of a majority of the shares entitled to vote at the meeting. In the event there are not sufficient votes for a quorum or to approve any proposals at the time of the Annual Meeting, the meeting may be adjourned to a future time and date.
Michael and Debra Herman, Rick Kasch, and R.V. Bailey, owners of approximately 72% of the voting shares of Enservco’s common stock have advised Enservco that they intend to vote FOR the proposals presented to the meeting; consequently the proposals will be adopted regardless of the votes cast by any other person. They also constitute a quorum for the conduct of the meeting.
As to the election of directors under Proposal No. 1, at the Annual Meeting stockholders will be entitled to vote for the election of each of the nominees proposed by the Board, or to withhold authority to vote for one or more of the nominees being proposed. Directors will be elected by a plurality of votes at the meeting.
With respect to Proposal No. 2 (ratification of the appointment of our independent registered accounting firm), such proposal will be approved if a majority of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting vote in favor of such proposal.
Proposal No. 2 is advisory in nature and non-binding on the Company. However, our Board of Directors values the opinions of all of our stockholders and will consider the outcome of this vote when making future decisions on the Company’s independent auditor selection.
No Dissenters Rights
The proposed corporate actions on which the stockholders are being asked to vote are not corporate actions for which stockholders of a Delaware corporation have the right to dissent under the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”).
Proposals by Security Holders
No stockholder has requested that we include any additional proposals in this Information Statement or otherwise requested that any proposals be submitted to the stockholders at the Annual Meeting.
In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), instead of mailing a printed copy of this Information Statement and the Meeting Materials to each stockholder of record, the Company will furnish Meeting Materials to our stockholders on the Internet. If you received a Notice by mail, you will not receive a printed copy of the Meeting Materials. Instead, the Notice will instruct you as to how you may access and review all of the information contained in the Meeting Materials. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the Meeting Materials, and have not previously requested a paper copy of these materials, you should follow the instructions for requesting such materials included in the Notice.
As noted above, the Company is not soliciting proxies for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Stockholders who wish to vote must either attend the meeting or on their own accord designate a proxy to attend the Annual Meeting and vote on their behalf. If you are a stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the Annual Meeting and ballots will be distributed at the meeting.
Forward Looking Statements
This Information Statement may contain certain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they never materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Such forward-looking statements include statements about our expectations, beliefs or intentions regarding actions contemplated by this Information Statement, our potential business, financial condition, results of operations, strategies or prospects. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. Rather, forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results as of the date they are made and are often identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” or “will,” and similar expressions or variations. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause our actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements. These factors include those described under the caption “Risk Factors” included in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the disclosures set forth in Item 1A of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Information Statement. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.
Questions and Answers About This INformation Statement
The following responses to certain questions does not purport to be a complete statement of the information in this Information Statement, and are qualified by the more complete information set forth hereinafter.
|1.||When and where will the Annual Meeting be held?|
As described in the notice, we will hold the Annual Meeting at Suite 1000, 6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. The Annual Meeting is scheduled for July 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., local time. If you expect to attend the Annual Meeting in person, please call Enservco at (866) 998-8731 to ensure that sufficient accommodations are prepared.
|2.||Why is the Annual Meeting being held?|
The Annual Meeting is being held so that the Company’s stockholders can consider two proposals for their approval, each of which are more completely described elsewhere in this Information Statement (collectively, the “Proposals”):
Proposal No. 1 asks our stockholders to elect four directors to serve until re-elected at an annual meeting of stockholders, and until their successors have been elected and qualified.
Proposal No. 2 asks our stockholders to ratify and approve the appointment of Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012.
In each case, stockholders holding more than a majority of the outstanding common stock have advised us that they intend to vote for Proposals 1 and 2 and, therefore, each of the proposals will be approved regardless of the vote of any other stockholders.
|3.||Why are you not soliciting proxies on these matters?|
We are not soliciting proxies on the proposals being submitted for stockholder approval because we anticipate that four persons holding the voting authority over approximately 72% of the Company’s voting power will be present at the meeting and will vote FOR each of the proposals. However, the Company wanted to give stockholders an opportunity to attend a meeting to have an opportunity to vote on matters affecting the Company as a whole, to learn more about the Company, and to have an opportunity to ask questions to the Company’s officers and directors.
|4.||Who is eligible to vote?|
Stockholders of record who own shares of our common stock at the close of business on the Record Date are eligible to vote. Stockholders must be present in person at the Meeting to vote their shares and the Company must be able to verify that each such person is entitled to vote at the Meeting. Each share of common stock is entitled to one vote.
5. Why is the Company seeking stockholder approval for the appointment of Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC for its 2012 fiscal year?
The Company is not required to seek stockholder approval of the independent accounting firm selected by the Board and retained by the Company. The Company believes Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC (“EKSH”) is well qualified to serve as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm. The Company believes it is good corporate governance to permit the Company’s stockholders to also consider and be given the chance to express their approval or disapproval of the appointment of EKSH. As such, the Company has elected to seek stockholder approval of the Board’s selection of EKSH for fiscal year 2012.
RECORD DATE AND SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL
OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
Security Ownership of Management
As of the Record Date the Company had 21,778,866 shares of its common stock issued and outstanding. The following table sets forth the beneficial ownership of the Company’s common stock as of Record Date by each person who serves as a director and/or an executive officer of the Company on that date, and the number of shares beneficially owned by all of the Company’s directors and named executive officers as a group:
|Name and Address of||Amount and Nature of Beneficial||Percent of|
|Beneficial Owner||Position||Ownership (1)||Common Stock|
|Michael D. Herman
501 South Cherry Street
Denver, CO 80246
|Chief Executive Officer and Chairman||
501 South Cherry Street
Denver, CO 80246
501 South Cherry Street
Denver, CO 80246
|Rick D. Kasch
501 South Cherry Street
Denver, CO 80246
|President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer||
|All current directors, executive officers and named executive officers as a group (4 persons)||16,875,219||77.5%|
|(1)||Calculated in accordance with 1934 Act Rule 13d-3.|
|(i)||6,533,660 shares acquired by Mr. Herman at the closing of the Merger Transaction; and|
|(ii)||6,533,660 shares held by Mr. Herman’s spouse acquired at the closing of the Merger Transaction.|
|(i)||1,215,676 shares of stock held of record in the name of R. V. Bailey;|
|(ii)||3,959 shares of stock held jointly with Mr. Bailey’s spouse;|
|(iii)||11,220 shares of record in the name of Mieko Nakamura Bailey, his spouse (For the purposes of Section 16b of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Mr. Bailey disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares held by his spouse);|
|(iv)||stock options to purchase 36,420 shares of common stock at $2.14 per share; and|
|(v)||stock options to purchase 100,000 shares of common stock at $0.4125 per share that vested on July 27, 2010.|
|(i)||options to acquire 200,000 shares of common stock that were granted on July 30, 2010 and are exercisable for a five-year term; and|
|(ii)||138,700 shares acquired by Mr. Laheney from Hermanco, LLC (an affiliate of Mr. Herman).|
|(i)||1,451,924 shares acquired upon the closing of the Merger Transaction;|
|(ii)||Options to acquire 200,000 shares of common stock granted on July 30, 2010 and that are exercisable for a five-year term at $0.49 per share;|
|(iii)||Options to acquire 300,000 shares of common stock granted on July 19, 2011 and that are exercisable for a five-year term at $1.10 per share; and|
|(iii)||Options to acquire 150,000 shares of common stock granted on June 6, 2012 and that are exercisable for a five-year term at $0.46 per share.|
Does not include the unvested portion of the stock options granted to Mr. Kasch on July 30, 2010 (100,000 shares), on July 19, 2011 (300,000 shares), on February 10, 2012* (400,000 shares), and on June 5, 2012* (275,000 shares).
*On June 5, 2012, the Board of Directors determined that the February 2012 options (400,000 shares) had expired because the conditions precedent to their vesting would not be met. On June 5, 2012, the Board of Directors approved the granting of options for Mr. Kasch to purchase 425,000 shares, which were priced at the closing price on June 6, 2012.
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners
As of the Record Date, the Company is not aware of any persons that beneficially own more than 5% of its outstanding common stock who does not serve as an executive officer or director of the Company, except for Mr. Herman’s spouse whose shares are included in Mr. Herman’s beneficial ownership reported in the table above.
PROPOSAL NO. 1
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
The following persons have been nominated by the Board of Directors for election to the Company’s Board of Directors:
Each of Messrs. Herman, Bailey and Laheney are current members of the Board of Directors.
The Company’s Board of Directors seeks to ensure that it is composed of members whose particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills, when taken together, will allow the Board of Directors to satisfy its oversight obligations effectively. The Company does not currently have a separate nominating (or similar) committee as given the Company’s small size the Company does not yet believe such a committee is necessary. However, as the Company grows and considers trying to position itself for a potential listing on a stock exchange, it may consider establishing a separate nominating committee. Currently the Board of Directors as a whole is in charge of identifying and appointing appropriate persons to add to the Board of Directors when necessary. In identifying Board candidates it is the Board’s goal to identify persons who it believes have appropriate expertise and experience to contribute to the oversight of a company of the Company’s nature while also reviewing other appropriate factors.
The Company believes that each of the persons nominated for reelection to the Board have the experience, qualifications, attributes and skills when taken as a whole will enable the Board of Directors to satisfy its oversight responsibilities effectively. With regard to the nominees (each of whom is currently a member of our Board) the following factors were among those considered that led to the Board’s conclusion that each would make valuable contributions to the Board:
Identification of Directors and Executive Officers
As of the Record Date, the names, titles, and ages of the members of the Company’s Board of Directors and its executive officers are as set forth in the below table.
Michael D. Herman*
|Chief Executive Officer, & Chairman of the Board of Directors|
Rick D. Kasch
|President; Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Treasurer|
|*||Since holders of approximately 72% of our voting stock have advised us that they intend to vote for the nominated directors, they will be reelected regardless of the votes of any other stockholder.|
Michael D. Herman. Mr. Herman was appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President and as Chairman of the Board of Directors on July 27, 2010. On August 23, 2010 he ceased serving as President, but continues to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Herman has served as the Chairman and control person of Dillco since December 2007 and Heat Waves since March 2006. Since 2005, Mr. Herman has served as the Chairman of Pyramid Oil Company (NYSE Amex: PDO), a California corporation involved in acquiring and developing oil and natural gas wells. Mr. Herman was the Chairman and owner of Key Food Ingredients LLC (“Key Food”) from January 1, 2005 until October, 2007. Key Food supplies dehydrated vegetables from its factory in Qingdao, China to customers worldwide. Mr. Herman was Chairman and owner of Telematrix, Inc. from October 1992 until December 1998, when that company was sold to a major hospitality company, and he repurchased a majority ownership interest in December 2004 and held that majority ownership interest until April 2006. Telematrix, Inc. designs and distributes communications products and telephones to hospitality and business customers globally.
Rick D. Kasch. Mr. Kasch was appointed as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on July 27, 2010. On July 19, 2011 he was appointed as the President, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and he was reappointed to those positions at the March 27, 2012 board meeting. Mr. Kasch served as the principal financial officer of the Company’s predecessor (Enservco LLC) since its inception in May 2007. Mr. Kasch also served as the principal financial officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Dillco since December 2007. Further, he has served as a manager and the principal financial officer for Heat Waves since March 2006. Since 2004, Mr. Kasch has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Key Food Ingredients LLC, a company that distributes dehydrated vegetables. Additionally, Mr. Kasch has served as the Chief Financial Officer for various other companies, including software development companies and internet based companies. Mr. Kasch does not serve as a director of any public companies. Mr. Kasch received a BBA - Accounting degree from the University of South Dakota. Mr. Kasch is a CPA but does not hold an active license.
R. V. Bailey. Mr. Bailey has served as a Company director since 1980 and has continued to serve as a director since the completion of the Merger Transaction on July 27, 2010. Additionally, he previously served as an officer and director of Aspen from its inception, including as Aspen’s Chief Executive Officer from January 2008 until July 27, 2010. Mr. Bailey obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 1956. He has more than 45 years’ experience in exploration and development of mineral deposits, primarily gold, uranium, coal, and oil and natural gas. His experience includes basic conception and execution of mineral exploration projects. Mr. Bailey is a member of several professional societies, including the Society for Mining and Exploration, the Society of Economic Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and has written a number of papers concerning mineral deposits in the United States. He is the co-author of a 542-page text published in 1977 concerning applied exploration for mineral deposits. Mr. Bailey is not a director of any other public companies.
Gerard P. Laheney. Mr. Laheney was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on July 27, 2010 and continues to serve as a director. Mr. Laheney has approximately twenty-seven years of experience in the financial industry as he has long served as a financial adviser and asset manager. Since 1993, Mr. Laheney has served as the President of Aegis Investment Management Company, an investment advisory firm specializing in global investment portfolio management. Mr. Laheney previously served in other positions in the financial industry, including serving as a Vice President of Dean Witter Reynolds from April 1990 to December 1993. Mr. Laheney currently serves on the Board of Directors of Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI).
Change Of Control Transactions
On July 27, 2010, the Company issued 14,519,244 shares of its common stock to three persons to effect the Merger Transaction. As a result of that issuance of those shares the former shareholders of Dillco now directly and indirectly own or control approximately two-thirds of the outstanding common stock of the Company. As such the Merger Transaction constituted a change of control of the Company.
Although not an executive officer or director of the Company, Austin Peitz has been and is expected to be, a significant employee of the Company. Mr. Peitz has worked for Heat Waves since October 1999 and has been involved in nearly all aspects of operations since that time. Currently, Mr. Peitz is the Director of Operations for Heat Waves and is in charge of overseeing and coordinating field operations.
Transactions with Related Persons
The following sets forth information regarding transactions between the Company (and its subsidiaries) and its officers, directors and significant stockholders since January 1, 2011 or otherwise outstanding as of January 1, 2011.
See the Executive Compensation section of this Information Statement for a discussion of the employment agreements between the Company and each of Messrs. Herman and Kasch.
1. On November 21, 2009 Mr. Herman loaned $500,000 to Heat Waves pursuant to the terms of a promissory note (the “Heat Waves Note”). The Heat Waves Note accrues interest at 3% per annum and is due in full by December 31, 2018. As part of loan agreements with Great Western Bank, Mr. Herman agreed to subordinate the debt represented by this note to all obligations to the bank. Interest is to be paid annually in arrears, but due to the subordination interest is being accrued to the loan balance. On October 4, 2011, upon management approval, Mr. Herman received an interest payment in the amount of $27,456 on this loan. As of December 31, 2011 the accrued interest balance on this loan was $1,393.
2. On March 31, 2010, Mr. Herman loaned an additional $1,200,000 to Heat Waves pursuant to the terms of a promissory note (the “Heat Waves Note II”). The Heat Waves Note II accrues interest at 3% per annum and is due in full by December 31, 2018. As part of the loan agreements with Great Western Bank, Mr. Herman agreed to subordinate the debt represented by this note to all obligations to the bank. Interest is to be paid annually in arrears, but due to the subordination interest is being accrued to the loan balance. On October 4, 2011 upon management approval Mr. Herman received an interest payment in the amount of $49,544 on this loan. As of December 31, 2011 the accrued interest balance on this loan was $13,580.
3. On July 29, 2011, upon approval by the Board of Directors, Mr. Herman received a principal payment on the subordinated debt in the amount of $222,240. The entire payment was applied to the principal paydown of the first $500,000 subordinated loan entered into on November 21, 2009.
After the Annual Meeting it is expected that the Company’s Board will consist of Messrs. Herman, Bailey, Laheney, and Kasch. The Company utilizes the definition of “independent” as it is set forth in Section 803A of the NYSE Amex Company Guide. Further, the Board considers all relevant facts and circumstances in its determination of independence of all members of the board (including any relationships). Based on the foregoing criteria, only Mr. Laheney is considered an independent director.
Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings
During the past ten years none of the persons serving as executive officers and/or directors of the Company has been the subject matter of any of the following legal proceedings that are required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401(f) of Regulation S-K including: (a) any bankruptcy petition filed by or against any business of which such person was a general partner or executive officer either at the time of the bankruptcy or within two years prior to that time; (b) any criminal convictions; (c) any order, judgment, or decree permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities; (d) any finding by a court, the SEC or the CFTC to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law, any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies, or any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud; or (e) any sanction or order of any self-regulatory organization or registered entity or equivalent exchange, association or entity. Further, no such legal proceedings are believed to be contemplated by governmental authorities against any director or executive officer.
Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance:
Section 16(a) of the 1934 Act requires Enservco’s directors and officers and any persons who own more than ten percent of Enservco’s equity securities, to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). All directors, officers and greater than ten-percent stockholders are required by SEC regulation to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) reports files. Based solely on our review of the copies of Forms 3, 4 and any amendments thereto furnished to us during the fiscal year completed December 31, 2011, and subsequently, we believe that during the Company’s 2011 fiscal year all filing requirements applicable to our officers, directors and greater-than-ten-percent stockholders were complied with.
Code of Ethics
On July 27, 2010, our Board of Directors adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Whistleblower Policy that applies to all of our officers and employees, including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. Our Code of Ethics establishes standards and guidelines to assist our directors, officers, and employees in complying with both the Company’s corporate policies and with the law and is posted at our website: www.enservco.com. Additionally, a copy of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Whistleblower Policy was filed as an exhibit to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 27, 2010.
Meetings of the Board and Committees; Attendance at the Annual Meeting
The Board of Directors held three formal in person meetings during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Each director attended all of the formal meetings either in person or by telephone. In addition, regular communications were maintained throughout the year among all of the officers and directors of the Company and the directors acted by unanimous consent at least four times during fiscal year 2011. The meetings and actions referenced herein include meetings, and actions taken, both prior and after to the completion of the Merger Transaction.
Board members are not required to attend the annual general meeting. The Company last held an annual meeting of stockholders in July 2011 and all Board members were in attendance.
Stockholder Communications to the Board
Stockholders who are interested in communicating directly with members of the Board, or the Board as a group, may do so by writing directly to the individual Board member c/o Secretary, 501 South Cherry Street, Suite 320, Denver, CO 80246. The Company’s Secretary will forward communications directly to the appropriate Board member. If the correspondence is not addressed to the particular member, the communication will be forwarded to a Board member to bring to the attention of the Board. The Company’s Secretary will review all communications before forwarding them to the appropriate Board member.
No Audit Committee
The Company does not have a separately designated audit committee. Instead, the entire Board acts as the Company’s audit committee. Consequently the Company does not currently have a designated audit committee financial expert.
The Company has not adopted an audit committee charter or a compensation committee charter because the Board does not believe that, given the small size of the Company and the limited transactions, such charters are warranted. However, as the Company grows and it continues to develop its operations it may consider adopting a charters or similar policy.
The entire Board of Directors serves as the Company’s audit committee. As such the Board has communicated with the Company’s independent auditors about their independence. Additionally, after review and discussion, the Board approved the inclusion of the audited financial statements in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K.
No Nominating Committee; Procedures by which Security Holders May Recommend Nominees to the Board of Directors; Communications with Members of the Board of Directors
The Company does not have a separately designated nominating committee. The Company does not have such a committee because we currently believe that given our small size, the fact that a majority of the members of our Board are not currently considered “independent”, and because no Company securities are traded on a stock exchange, that such a committee is not currently necessary. Unless and until the Company establishes a separate nominating committee, when a board vacancy occurs, the remaining board members will participate in deliberations concerning director nominees. In the future the Company may determine that it is appropriate to designate a separate nominating committee of the board of directors comprised solely of independent directors.
To date, the Board of Directors has not adopted a formal procedure by which stockholders may recommend nominees to the board of directors. However, our bylaws set forth the procedure by which eligible stockholders may nominate a person to the Board of Directors, which in relevant part provides that Enservco will consider all recommendations from any person (or group) who has (or collectively if a group have) held more than 5% of Enservco’s voting securities for longer than one year. Any stockholder who desires to submit a nomination of a person to stand for election of directors at the next annual or special meeting of the stockholders at which directors are to be elected must submit a notification of the stockholder’s intention to make a nomination (“Notification”) to Enservco by the date mentioned in the most recent proxy statement under the heading “Proposal From Stockholders” as such date may be amended in cases where the annual meeting has been changed as contemplated in SEC Rule 14a-8(e), Question 5, and in that notification must provide the following additional information to Enservco:
|(i)||Name, address, telephone number and other methods by which Enservco can contact the stockholder submitting the Notification and the total number of shares beneficially owned by the stockholder (as the term “beneficial ownership” is defined in SEC Rule 13d-3);|
|(ii)||If the stockholder owns shares of Enservco’s voting stock other than on the records of Enservco, the stockholder must provide evidence that he or she owns such shares (which evidence may include a current statement from a brokerage house or other appropriate documentation);|
|(iii)||Information from the stockholder regarding any intentions that he or she may have to attempt to make a change of control or to influence the direction of Enservco, and other information regarding the stockholder any other persons associated with the stockholder that would be required under Items 4 and 5 of SEC Schedule 14A were the stockholder or other persons associated with the stockholder making a solicitation subject to SEC Rule 14a-12(c);|
|(iv)||Name, address, telephone number and other contact information of the proposed nominee; and|
|(iv)||All information required by Item 7 of SEC Schedule 14A with respect to the proposed nominee, shall be in a form reasonably acceptable to Enservco.|
Board Leadership Structure
The Board does not have an express policy regarding the separation of the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman as the Board believes it is in the best interests of the Company to make that determination based on the position and direction of the Company and the membership of the Board. Currently, Michael Herman serves as both the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. As Chief Executive Officer Mr. Herman is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company but instead serves as the Chief Executive Officer to provide strategic guidance on the Company’s operations on an as needed basis. The Board believes Mr. Herman’s experience, knowledge, and connections in the oil and gas industry are valuable in the oversight of both the Company’s operations as well as with respect to the overall oversight of the Company at the Board level. The Board believes that this leadership is structure is appropriate as Mr. Herman is intimately knowledgeable with the Company’s current and planned operations and has a significant amount of experience in the oil and gas industry in general.
Board’s Role in Risk Oversight
The full Board has responsibility for general oversight of risks facing the Company. The Board is informed by senior management on areas of risk facing the Company and periodically conducts discussions regarding risk assessment and risk management.
Executive Compensation; No Compensation Committee
The following table sets out the compensation received for the fiscal years December 31, 2011 and 2010 in respect to each of the individuals who served as the Company’s chief executive officer at any time during the last fiscal year, as well as the Company’s most highly compensated executive officers (collectively referred to herein as the “NEOs”):
SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
|Name and||Fiscal||Stock||Option||All Other|
|Michael D. Herman, CEO and Chairman (2)||2011||$||-||$||90,000||(2)||$||-||$||-||$||93,061||(2)||$||183,061|
|Rick D. Kasch, President, Treasurer, and CFO||2011||$||200,721||$||65,000||$||-||$||373,726||$||28,309||(3)||$||667,756|
|Austin Peitz, Director of Operations||2011||$||120,000||$||97,763||$||-||$||48,093||$||27,170||(3)||$||293,026|
(1) Amounts represent the calculated fair value of stock options granted to the named executive officers based on provisions of ASC 718-10, Stock Compensation. See note 14 to the consolidated financial statements for discussion regarding assumptions used to calculate fair value under the Black-Scholes–Merton valuation model.
(2) In both fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2011 Mr. Herman elected not to receive any base compensation because he believed that the funds that would have been used to pay his salary were better devoted to helping to grow and develop the Company’s business operations. Mr. Herman’s sole compensation from the Company during 2010 was derived from the Company paying his health, life, dental and vision insurance premiums. Mr. Herman’s compensation from the company during 2011 consisted of (i) a discretionary bonus awarded, as approved by the board, (ii) payment of accrued interest on the related party subordinated debt as loaned to the Company by Mr Herman, and (iii) the Company paying for his health, life, dental and vision insurance premiums. Mr. Herman is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company but serves as CEO to provide strategic guidance on an as needed basis. The Company evaluated the services provided by Mr. Herman during the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 and determined that it was not necessary to impute compensation for financial reporting purposes. Starting February 1, 2012, pursuant to consent by the board dated February 10, 2012, the Company agreed to pay Mr. Herman a continuing guarantee fee of $150,000 per year; such payment would continue for so long as Mr. Herman is liable as guarantor of Company debt in excess of $5,000,000.
(3) Represents: (i) automobile expenses; (ii) health, life, dental and vision insurance premiums; and (iii) matching contributions to the Company’s 401(k) plan incurred on behalf of Mr. Kasch and Mr. Peitz by the Company.
Narrative Disclosure to Summary Compensation Table
The Board of Directors acting in lieu of a compensation committee, is charged with reviewing and approving the terms and structure of the compensation of the Company’s executive officers. To date, the Company has not retained an independent compensation consultant to assist the Company in reviewing and analyzing the structure and terms of the compensation payable to the Company’s executive officers.
The Company considers various factors when evaluating and determining the compensation terms and structure of its executive officers, including the following:
Company management is responsible for reviewing the base salary, annual bonus and long-term compensation levels for other Company employees, and the Company expects this practice to continue going forward. The entire Board of Directors remains responsible for significant changes to, or adoption, of new employee benefit plans.
The Company believes that the compensation environment for qualified professionals in the industry in which we operate is highly competitive. In order to compete in this environment, the compensation of our executive officers is primarily comprised of the following four components:
|§||Stock option awards and/or equity based compensation;|
|§||Discretionary cash bonuses; and|
|§||Other employment benefits.|
Base Salary. Base salary, paid in cash, is the first element of compensation to our officers. In determining base salaries for our key executive officers, the Company aims to set base salaries at a level we believe enables us to hire and retain individuals in a competitive environment and to reward individual performance and contribution to our overall business goals. The Board of Directors believes that base salary should be relatively stable over time, providing the executive a dependable, minimum level of compensation, which is approximately equivalent to compensation that may be paid by competitors for persons of similar abilities. The Board of Directors believes that base salaries for our executive officers (not including our chief executive officer) are appropriate for persons serving as executive officers of public companies similar in size and complexity similar to the Company.
The Company’s Chief Executive Officer (Mr. Herman) is not paid a base salary as he has elected to forego the receipt of a salary even though, in the Company’s judgment, others serving in comparable positions would receive a salary of up to several hundred thousand dollars per year. Starting February 1, 2012, pursuant to consent by the board dated February 10, 2012, the Company agreed to pay the Chief Executive Officer a continuing guarantee fee of $150,000 per year; such payment would continue for so long as the Chief Executive Officer is liable as guarantor of Company debt in excess of $5,000,000. This annual payment is not viewed as a base salary; it is deemed a fee paid to the Chief Executive Officer for risks associated with the personal guarantees given on behalf of the Company for various debt agreements held by the Company.
The Company’s other executive officer (being Mr. Kasch) receives his base salaries in accordance with the terms of their respective employment agreements (which are described below).
Stock Option Plan Benefits – Each of the Company’s executive officers is eligible to be granted awards under the Company’s equity compensation plans. The Company believes that equity based compensation helps align management and executives’ interests with the interests of our stockholders. Our equity incentives are also intended to reward the attainment of long-term corporate objectives by our executives. We also believe that grants of equity-based compensation are necessary to enable us to be competitive from a total remuneration standpoint. At the present time, we have one equity incentive plan for our management and employees, the 2010 Stock Incentive Plan.
We have no set formula for granting awards to our executives or employees. In determining whether to grant awards and the amount of any awards, we take into consideration discretionary factors such as the individual’s current and expected future performance, level of responsibilities, retention considerations, and the total compensation package.
The Company has granted each of its executive officers stock options, with the exception of our Chief Executive Officer. Our Chief Executive Officer expressed to the Company that he did not wish to receive such a grant because he believes that, given his significant stock ownership, it was more appropriate to allocate the options to other employees.
The Board of Directors of the Company has granted options to its President and Chief Financial Officer, Rick Kasch, as follows:
|·||On July 27, 2010, an option to acquire 300,000 shares of Company common stock exercisable at $0.49 per share for five years, vesting one-third on grant, one third on July 27, 2011, and the remaining one-third on July 27, 2012.|
|·||On July 19, 2011, an option to acquire 600,000 shares of the Company common stock exercisable at $1.10 per share for five years, vesting one-half on grant and one-half on July 19, 2012.|
|·||On February 10, 2012, an option to acquire 400,000 shares of the Company common stock exercisable at $1.07 per share for five years, vesting upon the achievement of certain performance goals tied to capital raising and entry by the Company into the frac business, both of which goals have been determined to be unachievable, resulting in the expiration of the options on June 6, 2012 when the board made that determination.|
|·||On June 6, 2012, an option to acquire 425,000 shares of Company common stock exercisable at $0.46 per share for five years, options to acquire 150,000 shares vesting on grant, options to acquire 150,000 shares vesting on grant, on June 6, 2013, and the remaining options to acquire 125,000 shares on June 6, 2014.|
In conjunction with entering into an employment agreement on July 27, 2010, Austin Peitz, the Company’s Director of Operations, was granted an option to acquire 450,000 shares of Company common stock. The option is exercisable for a five year term with an exercise price of $0.49 per share. One third of the options vested at the time of grant, one-third vested on July 27, 2011, and the remaining one third will vest on July 27, 2012 (if he remains employed by Enservco at that date).
In connection with an amendment to his employment agreement entered into on May 10, 2012, Enservco granted Mr. Peitz an option to acquire 300,000 shares exercisable at $0.57 per share for a period of five years. Options to acquire 100,000 shares will vest on each of June 1, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Discretionary Annual Bonus. Discretionary cash bonuses are another prong of our compensation plan. The Board of Directors believes that it is appropriate that executive officers and other employees have the potential to receive a portion of their annual cash compensation as a cash bonus to encourage performance to achieve key corporate objectives and to be competitive from a total remuneration standpoint.
We have no set formula for determining or awarding discretionary cash bonuses to our other executives or employees. In determining whether to award bonuses and the amount of any bonuses, we have taken and expect to continue to take into consideration discretionary factors such as the individual’s current and expected future performance, level of responsibilities, retention considerations, and the total compensation package, as well as the Company’s overall performance including cash flow and other operational factors.
The employment agreements we have entered into with certain of our executive officers provide that each is eligible to receive a discretionary cash bonus. Such bonuses are to be considered and determined by the Board of Directors, and paid during the ninety day period beginning February 1 of the year following that year for which the bonus was earned. After the end of our 2011 fiscal year the Board of Directors awarded cash bonuses to the following Company executive:
|▪||Michael Herman – Mr. Herman was rewarded a cash bonus of $90,000 for fiscal year 2011 with $30,000 of the bonus paid to Mr. Herman in 2011 and the remaining $60,000 paid to Mr. Herman in February 2012.|
|▪||Rick Kasch – Mr. Kasch was rewarded a cash bonus of $65,000 for fiscal year 2011 with $25,000 of the bonus paid to Mr. Kasch in 2011 and the remaining $40,000 paid to Mr. Kasch in February 2012.|
|▪||Austin Peitz – Mr. Peitz was awarded a cash bonus of $97,763 for fiscal year 2011 with $45,686 of the bonus paid to Mr. Peitz in 2011 and the remaining $52,077 paid to Mr. Peitz in February 2012.|
Other Compensation/Benefits. Another element of the overall compensation is through providing our executive officers are various employment benefits, such as the payment of health and life insurance premiums on behalf of the executive officers. Additionally, the Company provides its executive officers with an automobile or an automobile allowance. Our executive officers are also eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan on the same basis as other employees and the Company historically has made matching contributions to the 401(k) plan, including for the benefit of our executive officers.
We have entered into employment agreements with certain Company officers and key employees, including Messrs. Herman, Peitz and Kasch.
Michael Herman – Mr. Herman’s employment agreement is for a term through June 30, 2013. The agreement provides for no base salary. However, Mr. Herman will be eligible for an annual discretionary cash bonus based on Mr. Herman’s performance and the performance of the Company as a whole, with any bonus ultimately to be determined by the Board of Directors. Mr. Herman is entitled to receive standard employment benefits. If Mr. Herman is terminated without cause he will be entitled to health benefits for a period of eighteen months. The employment agreement also contains other standard provisions contained in agreements of this nature including confidentiality and non-competition provisions.
Starting February 1, 2012, pursuant to consent by the board dated February 10, 2012, the Company agreed to pay Mr. Herman a continuing guarantee fee of $150,000 per year; such payment would continue for so long as Mr. Herman is liable as guarantor of Company debt in excess of $5,000,000. This annual payment is not viewed as a base salary; it is deemed a fee paid to Mr. Herman for risks associated with the personal guarantees given on behalf of the Company for various debt agreements held by the Company.
Rick Kasch – Mr. Kasch’s employment agreement is for a term through June 30, 2014. The agreement provides for an annual salary of $225,000 through June 30, 2012 and then automatic increases of 5% effective on each July 1 during the term of the agreement. Mr. Kasch is also entitled to standard employment benefits and the use of a Company automobile or alternatively a car allowance of at least $1,000. The employment agreement contains other standard provisions contained in agreements of this nature including confidentiality and non-competition provisions.
Mr. Kasch’s employment agreement also provides for severance compensation if his employment is terminated for the following two reasons:
|1.||A termination without cause - If Mr. Kasch is terminated without cause he will be entitled to all salary that would have been paid through the remaining term of the agreement, or if the agreement is terminated without cause during the final eighteen months of the agreement term Mr. Kasch will be entitled to receive a lump sum payment equal to eighteen months of his base salary. Additionally, if Mr. Kasch is terminated without cause, he will be entitled to health benefits for a period of eighteen months; and|
|2.||A termination upon a change of control event or a management change - If Mr. Kasch resigns within ninety days following a change of control event or a management change (being the person to whom he directly reports) he will be entitled to a severance payment equal to eighteen months of his base salary with the amount being paid either in a lump sum payment or in accordance with the Company’s payroll practices. Further, Mr. Kasch will be entitled to health benefits for a period of eighteen months.|
Austin Peitz – Mr. Peitz is not an executive officer of the Company, but is deemed a significant employee who is also the Director of Operations for Heat Waves and is in charge of overseeing and coordinating company-wide field operations. Mr. Peitz’s employment agreement was amended on May 10, 2012, and now provides for a term through June 30, 2015. The agreement provides for an annual salary of $175,000 through June 30, 2013 and then automatic increases of 5% effective on each July 1 during the term of the agreement. Mr. Peitz is also entitled to standard employment benefits and the use of a Company automobile or alternatively a car allowance of at least $1,000. If Mr. Peitz is terminated without cause he is entitled to a severance payment equal to six months of his salary. The employment agreement contains other standard provisions contained in agreements of this nature including confidentiality and non-competition provisions.
Stock Option, Stock Awards and Equity Incentive Plans
In accordance with the Company’s 2010 Stock Incentive Plan the Company granted certain of its executive officers stock options during the Company’s 2011 fiscal year; no other equity based awards were granted to executive officers during the fiscal year.
The following table sets forth the outstanding equity awards for each named executive officer at December 31, 2011.
|Number of Securities|
|Name and Principal Position||Exercisable||Un-exercisable||Price||Date|
|Rick Kasch, President, Treasurer, and CFO (1)||200,000||100,000||$||0.49||07/30/2015|
|Rick Kasch Totals||500,000||400,000|
|(1)||On July 30, 2010 Mr. Kasch was granted an option to acquire 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The exercise price of the option is $0.49, and the option has a five year term. 100,000 shares underlying the option vested upon grant, with 100,000 shares to vest on each of July 30, 2011 and July 30, 2012. Also, On July 19, 2011 Mr. Kasch was granted an option to acquire 600,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The exercise price of the option is $1.10, and the option has a five year term. 300,000 shares underlying the option vested upon grant, with the remaining 300,000 shares to vest on July 19, 2012.|
Compensation of Directors
Originally, on July 27, 2010 the Company’s Board of Directors determined that each of the Company’s non-employee directors would receive $5,000 per fiscal quarter plus travel costs. Additionally, each of our non-employee directors was granted a stock option on July 27, 2010. On July 27, 2011 the $5,000 quarterly director fee for non-employee directors was reapproved. As such, the table below reflects compensation paid to the members of the board during 2011.
|Name||in Cash||Awards||Awards||Compensation||on Earnings||Total|
|R.V. Bailey (1)||$||23,000||$||—||$||—||$||—||$||—||$||23,000|
|Gerard Laheney (2)||$||20,000||$||—||$||—||$||—||$||—||$||20,000|
|Kevan B. Hensman (3)||$||10,000||$||—||$||—||$||—||$||—||$||10,000|
|(1)||Mr. Bailey received fees in the amount of $20,000 in 2011 for serving on the Board of Directors. Mr. Bailey also received $500 per month through June 30, 2011 for consultation services for the Company, as agreed upon in his termination agreement upon the Merger Transaction. Prior to the Merger Transaction, Mr. Bailey served as an officer and director of Aspen and was paid an annual salary and also granted an option in February 2010. The remuneration received by Mr. Bailey as an officer and director of Aspen was disclosed in Aspen’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The Company did not recognize any costs associated with these options granted by Aspen as they were fully vested upon change of control (as of the Merger Transaction date).|
|(2)||Mr. Laheney received fees in the amount of $ 20,000 in 2011 for serving on the Board of Directors. On July 30, 2010 Mr. Laheney was granted an option to acquire 200,000 shares of Company common stock. The option is exercisable for a five year term at $0.49 per share, and vested in full as of July 30, 2010. As such, no costs were incurred by the Company in 2011 for these options.|
|(3)||Mr. Hensman received fees in the amount of $ 10,000 in 2011 for serving on the Board of Directors. Mr. Hensman did not stand for reelection to the Board at the July 28, 2011 annual meeting. On July 30, 2010 Mr. Hensman was granted an option to acquire 25,000 shares of Company common stock. The option is exercisable for a five year term at $0.49 per share, and vested in full as of July 30, 2010. As such, no costs were incurred by the Company in 2011 for these options. Prior to the Merger Transaction Mr. Hensman served on Aspen’s Board of Directors and also as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hensman earned fees in his capacity as Aspen’s Chief Financial Officer and was also granted an option by Aspen in February 2010. The remuneration received by Mr. Hensman as an officer and director of Aspen was disclosed in Aspen’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The Company did not recognize any costs associated with these options granted by Aspen as they were fully vested upon change of control (as of the Merger Transaction date).|
Frequency of the Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
At the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, held on July 28, 2011, an advisory vote was held on the frequency of the advisory vote on the compensation program for Enservco’s named executive officers. More than a majority of the votes cast at the annual meeting approved holding an advisory vote on the compensation program for named executive officers on a triennial basis (that is, each three years). In line with this recommendation by the Company’s stockholders, the Board of Directors has determined that it will next include an advisory stockholder vote regarding named executive officer compensation in the proxy materials for the 2013 Annual Meeting to be held in 2014. The next required advisory vote regarding the frequency of an advisory vote on named executive officer compensation at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held in 2017.
Risks of Compensation Programs
The Company’s equity-based compensation is performance based in that the issued stock options become valuable as the shareholders’ returns (measured by stock price) increase. Furthermore, in all cases, options granted to the Company’s employees are time-based vesting. The Company believes that this vesting, coupled with the internal controls and oversight of the risk elements of its business, have minimized the possibility that the compensation programs and practices will have a material adverse effect on the Company and its financial, and operational, performance.
As described above, the Board of Directors has general oversight responsibility with respect to risk management, and exercises appropriate oversight to insure that risks are not viewed in isolation and are appropriately controlled. The Company’s compensation programs are designed to work within this system of oversight and control, and the Board considers whether these compensation programs reward reasonable risk-taking and achieve the proper balance between the desire to appropriately reward employees and protecting the Company.
PROPOSAL NO. 2:
RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF EHRHARDT Keefe Steiner & Hottman P.C.
The Board of Directors has selected the accounting firm of Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC (“EKSH”) to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2012 fiscal year. We are asking our stockholders to ratify the selection of EKSH as our independent registered public accounting firm. Although ratification is not required by our Bylaws or otherwise, the Board is submitting the selection of EKSH to our stockholders for ratification because we value our stockholders’ views on the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm and as a matter of good corporate practice.
If our stockholders fail to ratify the selection, it will be considered as a direction to the Board to consider the selection of a different firm. The Board considers EKSH to be well qualified to serve as the independent auditors for the Company. However, even if the selection is ratified, the Board of Directors in its discretion may select a different independent registered public accounting firm at any time during the year if it determines that such a change would be in the best interests of the Company and our stockholders. To the Company’s knowledge, a representative from EKSH is not expected to be present at the Annual Meeting.
Fees Billed By Independent Accounting Firm
The aggregate fees billed by to the Company by EKSH for each of the last two fiscal years for professional fees are as follows:
Audit Related Fees
Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC (EKS&H) billed the Company aggregate fees for audit services in the amount of approximately $114,371 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and approximately $126,745 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. These amounts were billed for professional services that EKS&H provided for the audit of our annual financial statements, review of the financial statements included in our reports on 10-Q and other services typically provided by an accountant in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements for those fiscal years.
Audit Related Fees
EKS&H did not bill us for any audit related services for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.
EKS&H billed us aggregate fees in the amount of approximately $1,900 for the fiscal year ended December 31 2011, for tax compliance services, and $-0- for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 for tax compliance services.
All Other Fees
EKS&H did not bill us for any other fees for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.
Inasmuch as the Company does not have an audit committee, the Company’s board of directors performs the functions of its audit committee. Section 10A(i) of the 1934 Act prohibits our auditors from performing audit services for us as well as any services not considered to be “audit services” unless such services are pre-approved by the board of directors (in lieu of the audit committee) or unless the services meet certain de minimis standards.
The board of directors has adopted resolutions that provide that the board must:
The Board of Directors considers at each of its meetings whether to approve any audit services or non-audit services. In some cases, management may present the request; in other cases, the auditors may present the request. The Board of Directors approved EKS&H performing our audit for the 2012 fiscal year.
As of the date of this Information Statement, management does not know of any other matters that will come before the Annual Meeting.
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Included with this Information Statement (and available on the Internet as stated above) is the Company's 2011 Annual Report to Stockholders.
The Company is subject to the information and reporting requirements of the Exchange Act and in accordance with the Exchange Act, the Company files periodic reports, documents and other information with the SEC relating to its business, financial statements and other matters, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and any reports prior to or subsequent to that date.
These reports and other information filed with the SEC by the Company may be inspected and are available for copying at the public reference facilities maintained at the Securities and Exchange Commission at 100 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20549.
The Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are also available to the public from the SEC’s website, http://www.sec.gov and at the Company’s website, http://www.enservco.com. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and other reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are also available to any stockholder at no cost upon request to: Corporate Secretary, Enservco Corporation, 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite 310, P.O Box 60460, Colorado Springs CO 80906; tel: (719) 867-9911; fax: (719) 867-9912.
Delivery Of Documents To Security Holders Sharing An Address
If hard copies of the materials are requested, we will send only one Information Statement and other corporate mailings to stockholders who share a single address unless we received contrary instructions from any stockholder at that address. This practice, known as “householding,” is designed to reduce our printing and postage costs. However, the Company will deliver promptly upon written or oral request a separate copy of the Information Statement to a stockholder at a shared address to which a single copy of the Information Statement was delivered. You may make such a written or oral request by (a) sending a written notification stating (i) your name, (ii) your shared address and (iii) the address to which the Company should direct the additional copy of the Information Statement, to the Company at Corporate Secretary, Enservco Corporation, 501 South Cherry Street, Suite 320, Denver, CO 80246; tel: (866) 998-8731.
If multiple stockholders sharing an address have received one copy of this Information Statement or any other corporate mailing and would prefer the Company to mail each stockholder a separate copy of future mailings, you may send notification to or call the Company’s principal executive offices. Additionally, if current stockholders with a shared address received multiple copies of this Information Statement or other corporate mailings and would prefer the Company to mail one copy of future mailings to stockholders at the shared address, notification of such request may also be made by mail or telephone to the Company’s principal executive offices.
A copy of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 will be provided, without charge, to any person to whom this Information Statement is delivered upon written or oral request of such person and by first class mail or other equally prompt means within one business day of such request.
Enservco Corporation expects to hold its next annual meeting of shareholders in July 2013. Proposals from stockholders intended to be present at the next Annual Meeting of shareholders should be addressed to Enservco Corporation, Attention: Corporate Secretary, 501 South Cherry Street, Suite 320, Denver, CO 80246, and we must receive the proposals by February 18, 2013. Upon receipt of any such proposal, we shall determine whether or not to include any such proposal in the meeting materials in accordance with applicable law. It is suggested that stockholders forward such proposals by Certified Mail-Return Receipt Requested. After February 18, 2013, any stockholder proposal submitted outside the process of Rule 14a-8 will be considered to be untimely.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Michael D. Herman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer