Stoneridge, Inc. 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2006
Stoneridge, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ohio   0-13337   34-1598949
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
9400 East Market Street
Warren, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (330) 856-2443
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
See Item 5.02 below.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On February 28, 2006 Gerald V. Pisani resigned as an employee of the Company and from the Company’s Board of Directors. On that same date, the Company and Mr. Pisani entered into a Consulting and Severance Agreement. Pursuant to the Severance and Consulting Agreement Mr. Pisani has agreed to be available on a limited basis to consult with the Company over the next 18 months. In addition, the agreement contains confidentiality, non-inducement and non-competition covenants and a release from Mr. Pisani. The Company has agreed to pay Mr. Pisani a one time severance payment of $100,000 and consulting payments $725,000 pursuant to the Severnance and Consulting Agreement. The Company also agreed to reimburse Mr. Pisani for COBRA premiums for 18 months and to extend the exercise period on his outstanding share options for 18 months (except one option with an exercise price of $5.12 shall only be extended until December 31, 2006). A copy of the Severance and Consulting Agreement is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
     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.
  Stoneridge, Inc.
Date: March 3, 2006
  /s/ George E. Strickler
  George E. Strickler, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)