Director Appointment Letter between the Company and Rahul Mewawalla dated January 31, 2023


Exhibit 10.1


RE: Mawson Infrastructure Group, Inc. (“Company”)


Dear Mr Mewawalla,


I am pleased to confirm that following the recommendation of the nominating committee, the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) has approved your appointment as a member of the Board subject to you confirming that you accept the terms and conditions set out in this letter.


It is understood that you will not be an employee of the Company.




  1.1 Your appointment is subject to the Certificate of Incorporation and By-laws of the Company as is currently in effect and as may be modified or amended from time to time (collectively, the “Constitution”). Nothing in this letter will be taken to exclude or vary the terms of the Constitution as it applies to you as a director of the Company. Your continued service as a director is subject to your re-election by the Company’s shareholders at the 2023 annual stockholders’ meeting and to re-election at any subsequent annual stockholders’ meeting at which either the Constitution requires, or the Board resolves, that you stand for re-election.


  1.2 Continuation of your service as a director is also contingent on satisfactory performance, as determined by the nominating committee of the Board, and any relevant statutory provisions relating to the removal of a director.


  1.3 The nominating committee of the Board may nominate you to serve for successive term(s), in its discretion and subject to your agreement and your re-election at the annual stockholders’ meetings in accordance with the Constitution. Notwithstanding any mutual expectation, you have no right to re-nomination by the Board, either annually or after any period of time.


  1.4 You may be appointed to serve on one or more committees of the Board. You have been appointed to, and have agreed to serve as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Compensation Committee. The committee charters are available on the Company website.


  1.5 You agree to comply with the Code of Ethics, as may be amended from time to time, which is available on the Company website.


  1.6 If the Board may request that you resign from your role as a member of the Board, and you agree to resign, if you:


  (a) commit a material breach of your obligations under this letter;


  (b) commit any serious or repeated breach or non-observance of your obligations to the Company (which include an obligation not to breach your duties to the Company, whether statutory, fiduciary or common law);


  (c) are guilty of any fraud or dishonesty or have acted in a manner which, in the opinion of the Company acting reasonably, brings or is likely to bring you or the Company into disrepute or is materially adverse to the interests of the Company;





  (d) are convicted of any criminal offence that results in a material penalty or imprisonment;


  (e) are restricted or disqualified from acting as a director of any company;


  (f) in the opinion of the majority of the Board, become incapable by reason of mental disorder of discharging your duties as a director;


  (g) have been absent for more than six consecutive months without permission of the Board from meetings of the directors held during that period and your alternate director (if any) will not have attended any such meeting in your place during such period and all of your co-directors pass a resolution that by reason of such absence you have vacated your office;


  (h) are required in writing (whether in electronic form or otherwise) by all your co-directors to resign; or


  (i) have not complied with the Company’s policies or any material applicable laws.




  2.1 You will be expected to spend a sufficient amount of time as may be necessary to adequately prepare for and attend any meetings of the Board and its committees as may be called from time to time. You will be expected to devote such time as is necessary for the proper performance of your duties.


  2.2 The nature of the role makes it impossible to be specific about the maximum time commitment, and there is always the possibility of additional time commitment in respect of preparation time and ad hoc matters which may arise from time to time, and particularly when the Company is undergoing a period of increased activity. At certain times it may be necessary to convene additional Board, committee or shareholder meetings.




  4.1 You will be paid an annual fee of US$112,5003 gross (“Cash Compensation”), which shall be paid as a monthly payment.


  4.2 In addition, non-employee directors of the Company are entitled to receive an annual grants of restricted stock units (“RSUs"), and your RSUs are valued at US$112,500 under the Company’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan, on the usual terms, which shall be granted upon your appointment, with 1/4th vesting immediately and an additional 1/4th every subsequent quarter. In the event of a Change in Control, all unvested RSUs shall be deemed earned and vested in full prior to such Change in Control.


  4.3 Fees will be subject to periodic review by the compensation committee of the Board.


  4.4 The Company will reimburse you for all reasonable and properly-documented expenses you incur in performing the duties of your office. The procedure and other guidance in respect of expense claims is set out in the Company’s guide relating to expense claims from time to time or, if no such guide is in place, as agreed with the Chairman of the Board.


  4.5 Unless otherwise agreed between you and the compensation committee of the Board, on termination of your services as a director you will only be entitled to such fees and RSUs as may have accrued to the date of termination, together with reimbursement in the normal way of any expenses properly incurred prior to that date.







  5.1 The Board of the Company has determined you to be independent, taking account of the guidance contained in Nasdaq Rule 5605 and IM-5605, and taking into account exemptions thereto at Nasdaq Rule 5615.5


  5.2 It is accepted and acknowledged that you have business interests other than those of the Company, as set out in the director’s questionnaire completed by you.


  5.3 Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest. Accordingly, you have disclosed all present or currently existing conflicts and agree to disclose to the Company any future commitments, whether such commitments create potential or actual conflicts of interest or the appearance of any conflicts. In the event that you become aware of any further potential or actual conflicts of interest, these should be disclosed to the Chairman as soon as they become apparent and the agreement of the Board may have to be sought. You should immediately recuse yourself from decision making on any matter on which there is a conflict.


  5.4 You represent to the Company that the performance of your duties as a director of the Company do not and will not violate any agreement or obligation, whether written or not, that you may have with or to any person.




  6.1 You acknowledge that as a director you will have fiduciary duties to the Company, which include, but are not limited to keeping all information acquired during your appointment confidential and not be releasing, communicating, or disclosing it either during your service or after you stop serving at a director, to third parties without my prior clearance.


  6.2 You acknowledge the need to hold and retain Company information (in whatever format you may receive it) under appropriately secure conditions.


  6.3 You will notify the Company promptly if you are subpoenaed or otherwise served with legal process in any manner involving the Company.


  6.4 In the event of any claim or litigation against the Company, or any officer, employee, or director of the Company, based upon any alleged conduct, acts or omissions, you will cooperate with the Company and provide to the Company such information and documents in your possession or control as are necessary and reasonably requested by the Company or its counsel.


  6.5 Nothing in this paragraph will prevent you from disclosing information which you are entitled or required to disclose under any statutory provision, provided that the disclosure is made in accordance with the provisions of such statutory provision.







  7.1 You agree to comply with the insider trading policy, as may be amended from time to time, which is available on the Company website.


  7.2 You agree to give prior notice to the Company of any trades you intend to make in the Company’s stock, and the assist the Company with any necessary filings.




The performance of individual directors and the whole Board and its committees is evaluated annually.




Circumstances may occur when, in the execution of your duties as a director, it will be appropriate for you to seek advice from independent advisers at the Company’s expense. With the approval of the Chairman, the Company will reimburse the reasonable cost of expenditure incurred by you in such circumstances in accordance with any policy in effect from time to time.


Copies of this advice would normally be expected to be made available to, and for the benefit of all Board members, unless otherwise agreed by the Chairman.


All directors have direct access to the General Counsel / Corporate Secretary for advice and assistance where appropriate. If you wish to contact a member of the Company’s management, the Corporate Secretary is available to facilitate that meeting for you.




You will advise the Corporate Secretary promptly of any change in address or other personal contact details.




Upon termination of your service as a director of the Company (for whatever cause), you will deliver to the Company or destroy, at the Company’s discretion, all documents, records, papers or other Company property which may be in your possession or under your control, and which relate in any way to the Company’s business affairs, and you will not retain any copies thereof.




All the provisions and terms above are subject to NASDAQ regulations and rules, and Delaware Corporation laws and guidelines, and in the event of any conflict, the NASDAQ rules and regulations and the Delaware Corporation laws and guidelines shall supersede the provisions and terms contained herein.