GROWLIFE, INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
(Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Principal Officers
Effective December 19, 2013, GrowLife, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the
"Company"), has appointed Anthony Ciabattoni and Jeff Giarraputo as members of
the Company's Board of Directors. Also effective December 19, 2013, Justin Manns
has resigned as a member of the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Ciabattoni has an entrepreneurial background that includes the formation,
growth and eventual sale of three successful start-up companies. He currently
manages a diverse investment portfolio with assets ranging from real estate,
satellite communications, and software. Mr. Ciabattoni has a Bachelor of Arts
Degree from the University of Delaware. His business background includes sales
and marketing management positions with two Fortune 150 companies.
Mr. Giarraputo has spent the last 15 years as a digital business architect and
co-founder of the advertising agency Factory Design Labs, now the visionary
leader in customer creation for global, culture-driven lifestyle brands such as
The North Face, Oakley, Callaway, and Aspen/Snowmass. Factory has offices in
Denver, USA, Shanghai, China and Verbier, Switzerland. More recently, Mr.
Giarraputo co-founded Beatport, the largest music store for DJs in the world.
Beatport is privately held and headquartered in Denver, USA and Berlin, Germany.
Currently, Mr. Giarrraputo is consulting with a limited number of private equity
companies as an advisor and/or board member. He is also an investor and mentor
in several start-ups and later stage companies.
Item 5.02. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On December 19, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Company voted to amend the
Company's bylaws (the "Amendment") effective immediately. The Amendment amended
paragraph (a) of Section 7 of Article II of the Bylaws "Quorum" to reduce the
quorum requirements of all meetings of the shareholders of the Company to the
holders of at least 1/3 of shares entitled to vote on a matter.
The description above of the amendment to the Company's bylaws is qualified in
its entirety by reference to the Amendment to Bylaws of GrowLife, Inc., set
forth in Exhibit 3.2 to this Form 8-K and incorporated in this Item by
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