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): August 24, 2018


Energy Recovery, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)



1717 Doolittle Dr. San Leandro, CA 94577

(Address if Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)




(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Not applicable

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



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


(e) On August 24, 2018, Energy Recovery, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a supplemental employment agreement (the “Agreement”) with each of Messrs. Eric Siebert, Nocair Bensalah and Rodney Clemente, which provides for additional severance benefits in the event such officer is terminated without “cause” as such term is defined in the Company’s Change in Control Severance Plan, which was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Messrs. Siebert, Bensalah and Clemente are Named Executive Officers of the Company for the fiscal year ended 2017. Upon a qualifying termination under the Agreement, such officer is eligible to receive the greater of (a) any severance benefits provided in any applicable Company severance plan, or (b) an amount equal to six months of such officer’s then-current annual base salary, in each case, in exchange for a general release in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Company.


The foregoing description of the terms of the Agreement is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the text of each of the Agreements entered into with Messrs. Siebert, Bensalah and Clemente, a copy of each of which is being filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)     Exhibits








Employment Agreement with Mr. Eric Siebert



Employment Agreement with Mr. Nocair Bensalah



Employment Agreement with Mr. Rodney Clemente






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.


Date: August 27, 2018




Energy Recovery, Inc.






/s/ William Yeung



William Yeung



General Counsel