SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
October 5, 2004
BackWeb Technologies Ltd.
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10 Haamal Street, Park Afek, Rosh Haayin, Israel 48092
3 Abba Hillel Street, Ramat Gan, Israel 52136
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|ITEM 2.05. COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH EXIT OR DISPOSAL ACTIVITIES.|
|ITEM 5.02. DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS.|
|ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.|
ITEM 2.05. COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH EXIT OR DISPOSAL ACTIVITIES.
On October 5, 2004, the Board of Directors of BackWeb Technologies Ltd. determined that it would implement a restructuring of the company. The focus of the companys restructuring is the reduction of management and administrative costs, and to a lesser extent, reduction of the sales and marketing operation to a level consistent with the companys current sales. BackWebs product development, technical support and professional services operations will experience only modest staffing reductions.
In connection with these actions, the Company will incur restructuring-related charges of approximately $500,000 in the form of employee severance and benefits and other exit costs.
ITEM 5.02. DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS.
In connection with the restructuring described above, BackWeb promoted Bill Heye, age 43, to Chief Executive Officer and Ken Holmes, age 38, to VP Finance, effective as of October 11, 2004. They replaced BackWebs former Chief Executive Officer, Erez Lorber, and former Chief Financial Officer, Michael A. Morgan.
Mr. Heye joined BackWeb in April 1996 as Director of Product Management, and has held several executive roles with the company in marketing, professional services, business development and product development. Mr. Holmes joined the company in 2003 as the Senior Director, Finance. Prior to that Mr. Holmes was the Chief Financial Officer of Project InVision International, a project management software company, where he was employed for approximately three years.
The press release announcing the events described above is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
|Press Release dated October 11, 2004|
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.
|BackWeb Technologies Ltd.
|Date: October 11, 2004||By:||/s/ BILL HEYE|
|Chief Executive Officer|