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BLUE OCEAN ACQUISITION CORP.

(BOCN)
Delayed Nasdaq  -  02:54:41 2023-01-26 pm EST
10.32 USD   -0.10%
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BLUE OCEAN ACQUISITION CORP : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

11/23/2022 | 01:53pm EST

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 22, 2022, Blue Ocean Acquisition Corp (the "Company") entered into a consulting agreement (the "Agreement") with Matt Lasov, pursuant to which the Company engaged Mr. Lasov as an independent contractor to serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, as specified in the Agreement, commencing on November 22, 2022 and ending on the earlier of the date on which the Company completes the business combination or the redemption of the Company's public shares should it not complete a business combination, or as otherwise specified in the Agreement (the "Term"). In consideration for the services Mr. Lasov will provide to the Company, the Company agreed to pay Mr. Lasov a bonus of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars ($150,000) within ten business days of the closing of a business combination.

The foregoing description of the Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;

          Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain
          Officers.


On November 22, 2022, Ankur Manglik, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of the Company, tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of the Company, effective as of November 22, 2022. On November 22, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") accepted Mr. Manglik's resignation and simultaneously appointed Mr. Manglik as an advisor to the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Manglik's resignation was not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company or the Board on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.

On November 22, 2022, the Board appointed Matt Lasov to the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective as of November 22, 2022.

Matt Lasov is an accomplished finance and strategy executive in the professional services and technology industries, with a strong track record of growing and operating businesses globally. From October 2021 through July 2022, Mr. Lasov served as the Chief Strategy Officer at ConsumerDirect, a financial technology company in the money, credit, and privacy spaces. Prior to ConsumerDirect, from February 2019 to October 2021, Mr. Lasov was a Director at Slalom, a global consulting firm, founding and leading the Strategy Practice in Southern California. From June 2016 through January 2019, Mr. Lasov was Vice President of Finance and Operations at ExecOnline, a privately held education technology company focused on leadership development. Prior to ExecOnline, From January 2010 through May 2016, Mr. Lasov served in leadership positions including Head of Advisory, and Head of EMEA at FrontierView, now FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE), a global market intelligence company.

Mr. Lasov graduated from McGill University in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science.

In connection with Mr. Lasov's appointment as Chief Financial Officer, the Company and Mr. Lasov entered into the Agreement described in Item 1.01 to this Form 8-K, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:



Exhibit
Number         Description

  10.1         Consulting Agreement, dated November 22, 2022, by and between the
               registrant and Matt Lasov


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