As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 9, 2020
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
12121 WICKCHESTER LANE, SUITE 500
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan
(Full Title of Plan)
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SEACOR MARINE HOLDINGS INC.
12121 WICKCHESTER LANE, SUITE 500
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77079
(Name and Agent for Service)
(Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent For Service)
BRETT D. NADRITCH, ESQ.
55 HUDSON YARDS
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10001
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, and emerging growth company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
|Large accelerated filer
|Smaller reporting company
|Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(b) of the Securities Act. ☒
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of securities
to be registered
Common Stock par value $0.01, to be issued under the SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan
SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. (the Registrant or the Company) has previously registered 2,174,000 shares of Common Stock (Common Shares) for issuance under the SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2017 Plan). The Registrants shareholders approved the SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2020 Plan) at the annual meeting of shareholders held on June 9, 2020 (the Approval Date), which authorizes the issuance of 2,080,000 Common Shares under the 2020 Plan. This registration statement is registering 2,114,821 Common Shares, representing the 2,080,000 Common Shares approved by the Registrants shareholders for issuance under the 2020 Plan, plus 24,821 Common Shares remaining available for issuance under the 2017 Plan as of the Approval Date that will be available for issuance under the 2020 Plan, plus an estimated number of Common Shares subject to awards outstanding under the 2017 Plan that, pursuant to the terms of the 2017 Plan and the 2020 Plan, may be available for future issuance under the 2020 Plan.
Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), there are also being registered such additional shares of common stock as may become issuable pursuant to the adjustment provisions of the 2020 Plan, including stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations or similar transactions effected without the registrants receipt of consideration which would increase the number of outstanding shares of common stock.
Pursuant to Rule 457(c) and 457(h) of the Securities Act, the proposed maximum aggregate offering price and the amount of registration fee are estimated for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee and are based on the average of the high and low prices of shares of Common Stock of the registrant as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on June 8, 2020.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
The Company will provide, free of charge, all participants in the 2020 Plan with the document(s) containing the information required by Part I of Form S-8, as specified in Rule 428(b)(1) promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) under the Securities Act. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commission, the Company has not filed such document(s) with the Commission, but such documents (along with the documents incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement on Form S-8 (this Registration Statement) pursuant to Item 3 of Part II hereof), taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The following documents have been filed by the Company with the Commission and are hereby incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and will be deemed to be a part hereof:
(1) The Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 as filed with the Commission on March 4, 2020.
(2) The Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending March 31, 2020 as filed with the Commission on May 11, 2020.
(3) The Companys definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A as filed with the Commission on April 22, 2020, to the extent incorporated by reference in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
(4) The Companys Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the Commission on February 11, 2020, March 9, 2020, March 20, 2020, May 1, 2020, May 11, 2020 and June 4, 2020 (other than any reports or portions thereof that are furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 and any exhibits included with such Items).
(5) The description of the Companys common stock contained in the Companys Registration Statement on Form 10, initially filed with the Commission on December 13, 2016, as amended (File No. 001-37966).
Except to the extent that information is deemed furnished and not filed pursuant to securities laws and regulations, all documents subsequently filed with the Commission by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date hereof and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment that indicates that all securities offered have been sold or that deregisters all securities then remaining unsold shall also be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof from the dates of filing of such documents.
Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document that also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Section 145 of the DGCL provides that a corporation may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation) by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation,
and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful. Section 145 further provides that a corporation similarly may indemnify any such person serving in any such capacity who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action or suit by or in the right of the corporation to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys fees) actually and reasonably incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of such action or suit if he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Delaware Court of Chancery or such other court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all of the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Delaware Court of Chancery or such other court shall deem proper.
The Companys third amended and restated bylaws authorize the indemnification of its officers and directors, consistent with Section 145 of the DGCL, as amended. The Company has entered into indemnification agreements with each of its directors and executive officers. These agreements, among other things, require us to indemnify each director and executive officer to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law, including indemnification of expenses such as attorneys fees, judgments, fines and settlement amounts incurred by the director or executive officer in any action or proceeding, including any action or proceeding by or in right of us, arising out of the persons services as a director or executive officer.
Reference is made to Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL, which enables a corporation in its original certificate of incorporation or an amendment thereto to eliminate or limit the personal liability of a director for violations of the directors fiduciary duty, except (i) for any breach of the directors duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) pursuant to Section 174 of the DGCL, which provides for liability of directors for unlawful payments of dividends of unlawful stock purchase or redemptions or (iv) for any transaction from which a director derived an improper personal benefit. The Companys third amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides for such exculpation from personal liability.
The Company expects to maintain standard policies of insurance that provide coverage (i) to its directors and officers against loss rising from claims made by reason of breach of duty or other wrongful act and (ii) to the Company with respect to indemnification payments that it may make to such directors and officers.
Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.
Item 8. Exhibits.
Unless otherwise indicated below as being incorporated by reference to another filing of the Company with the Commission, each of the following exhibits is filed herewith:
|Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Companys 10-Q, filed on August 7, 2019 (SEC File No. 001-37966)).
|Third Amended and Restated By-laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Companys 8-K, filed on March 19, 2019 (SEC File No. 001-37966)).
|Opinion of Milbank LLP.
|Consent of Grant Thornton LLP.
|Consent of Milbank LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1 hereto).
|Powers of Attorney (included on the signature page hereof).
|SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix A of the Companys definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A as filed with the Commission on April 22, 2020 (SEC File No. 001-37966)).
Incorporated by reference as indicated.
Item 9. Undertakings.
(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of a prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table in the effective registration statement; and
(iii) to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Company pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(b) The undersigned Company hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Companys annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Company pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Company has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Company of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Company in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Company will, unless, in the opinion of its counsel, the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Company certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Village of Larchmont, State of New York, on June 9, 2020.
|SEACOR MARINE HOLDINGS INC.
|Name: Jesús Llorca
|Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Each person whose signature appears below appoints John Gellert, Jesús Llorca, and Andrew H. Everett II, and each of them, any of whom may act without the joinder of the other, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and re-substitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and any Registration Statement (including any amendment thereto) for this offering that is to be effective upon filing pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and all other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or would do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and the dates indicated.
|President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal
|June 9, 2020
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal
|June 9, 2020
|Gregory S. Rossmiller
|Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (Principal
|June 9, 2020
|Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
|June 9, 2020
|Andrew R. Morse
|June 9, 2020
|R. Christopher Regan
|June 9, 2020
|Alfredo Miguel Bejos
|June 9, 2020
|Robert D. Abendshein
|June 9, 2020
|June 9, 2020
55 Hudson Yards | New York, NY 10001-2163
June 9, 2020
SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc.
12121 Wickchester Lane, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77079
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as special counsel to SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company or you), in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the Registration Statement) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) on June 9, 2020. You have asked us to furnish our opinion as to the legality of the securities being registered under the Registration Statement. The Registration Statement relates to the registration of up to an aggregate of 2,114,821 shares (the Shares) of the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share, issuable in respect of awards to be granted under the SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the Plan).
In rendering the opinions expressed below, we have examined the General Corporations Law of the State of Delaware (the DGCL), the Registration Statement, the Plan and the form of award agreements relating to awards of Shares under the Plan and Company records, certificates, agreements and other documents, and such questions of law, as we have considered necessary or appropriate for the purposes of this opinion. In our examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of all natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity with authentic original documents of all documents submitted to us as copies. As to various questions of fact material to this opinion, we have, when relevant facts were not independently established, relied upon certificates of officers and representatives of the Company and public officials and statements and representations contained in the Registration Statement, the Plan, and other documents as we have deemed necessary.
Based upon the above, and subject to the stated assumptions, exceptions and qualifications, we are of the opinion that the registration of the Shares under the Plan has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company and, when issued and, delivered and upon receipt of all amounts that a Plan participant is required to pay to purchase the Shares, which consideration shall constitute lawful consideration under Delaware law, each in accordance with the terms of the Plan and any applicable award agreement, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. The foregoing opinion is limited to matters involving the federal laws of the United States of America and the DGCL, and we do not express any opinion as to the laws of any other jurisdiction.
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and all references to us in the Registration Statement. In giving such opinion, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations thereunder. We disclaim any obligation to update anything herein for events occurring after the date hereof.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Milbank LLP
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We have issued our report dated March 4, 2020 with respect to the consolidated financial statements of SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement. We consent to the incorporation by reference of the aforementioned report in this Registration Statement.
|/s/ Grant Thornton LLP
June 9, 2020