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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2021
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77/7 Al Farabi Ave., “Esentai Tower” BC, Floor 7, Almaty, Kazakhstan 050040
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On February 15, 2021, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Freedom Holding Corp (the “Company”), the Board approved an increase in the annual compensation package of the Company’s President, Askar Tashtitov and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Evgeniy Ler.
Annual Salary
Commencing on March 1, 2021, the annual net salary of each of Mr. Tashtitov and Mr. Ler will increase to $300,000. Consistent with tax regulation in Kazakhstan, all salary-related taxes and dues are the legal responsibility of the employer.
Incentive Compensation
Based on achievement during the Company’s 2022 fiscal year, (which will begin April 1, 2021, and end March 31, 2022), of performance metrics to be approved by the Compensation Committee, Mr. Tashtitov and Mr. Ler will be eligible to receive incentive compensation consisting of cash and/or short-term equity compensation, up to a maximum amount of $400,000 and $300,000, respectively, and long-term equity incentive, up to a maximum amount of $300,000 and $300,000, respectively.
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: February 19, 2021
 /s/ Timur Turlov
Timur Turlov
Chief Executive Officer