SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 9, 2018
REAL GOODS SOLAR, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||
110 16th Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 222-8300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors of Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 9, 2018, John Schaeffer retired from Real Goods Solar, Inc.’s (the “Company”) board of directors for personal reasons. Mr. Schaeffer founded the Company in 1978 and has remained on the board ever since. His retirement will provide the opportunity for Mr. Schaeffer to spend more time with his family and grandchildren. Mr. Schaeffer’s decision to retire from the Company’s Board of Directors was not because of a disagreement with the Company on any matter.
On October 12, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) contacted the Company to inquire about trading activity in the Company’s Class A common stock in the time period surrounding the Company’s announcement of the Company’s license agreement for the POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle system on October 4, 2017. In February 2018, FINRA notified the Company that FINRA had concluded its review and referred the matter to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for whatever action, if any, the SEC deems necessary. Mr. Schaeffer has informed the Company that he is in contact with the SEC in connection with this matter. The Company has no information about the nature or scope of the SEC’s involvement in this matter. Further, the Company has not received any communication, inquiry or subpoena from the SEC in connection with this matter and has no reason to believe that the Company is implicated in any way in this matter.
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.
|REAL GOODS SOLAR, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Alan Fine|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Date: March 12, 2018