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): July 12, 2018



Lakeland Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 0-15535 13-3115216
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


3555 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite C, Ronkonkoma, New York 11779-7410

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (631) 981-9700


                           Not Applicable                               

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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


On July 12, 2018, Lakeland Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) promoted Charles D. Roberson to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company. On such date, the Company also entered into an Employment Agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with Mr. Roberson, as described below.


Mr. Roberson, age 55, served as our Senior Vice President, International Sales from March 2009 to July 11, 2018. Mr. Roberson joined the Company in 2004 as Technical Marketing Manager and later served as International Sales Manager. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Roberson was employed by Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. as a Market Manager from 1995 to 2001 and as a Nonwovens Manufacturing Manager from 1991 to 1995. He began his career as a manufacturing manager for Burlington Industries, Inc. in its Menswear Division from 1985 to 1991.


The Employment Agreement is for a term of eighteen (18) months commencing on July 12, 2018 through and including January 11, 2020 (the “Term”), subject to early termination as provided therein. The Employment Agreement provides for a base salary of $275,000 per year. Mr. Roberson is also eligible to be awarded an annual bonus if determined in the Company’s sole discretion by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors in such amount, and based upon such parameters (if any), as determined by such Committee.


The Employment Agreement contains certain provisions providing for severance payments to Mr. Roberson in the event that he is terminated by the Company without cause or by Mr. Roberson for Good Reason (generally, for failure by the Company to pay Mr. Roberson’s salary, material diminution in Mr. Roberson’s authority or material breach by the Company of the Employment Agreement). The payment is to Mr. Roberson is greater in the event that such termination without cause or for Good Reason is within 18 months after a change of control of the Company. Also under the Employment Agreement, Mr. Roberson is subject to non-competition and non-solicitation restrictions during the Term and for a period of one year thereafter.


On July 12, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the above-detailed appointment. The press release issued by the Company in connection with the announcement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1Press Release dated July 12, 2018







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.



  /s/ Christopher J. Ryan  
  Christopher J. Ryan  
  Chief Executive Officer & President
  Date:  July 12, 2018  








Number Description
99.1 Press Release dated July 12, 2018.