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Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions Related Party Transactions
Merger Agreement
In connection with the Merger, the Company entered into an investor rights agreement (the “Investor Rights Agreement”). The Investor Rights Agreement provides the stockholders party thereto with certain rights with respect to the nomination of members to our board of directors. Prior to the completion of our IPO, pursuant to the Investor Rights Agreement, HG Vora Capital Management, LLC (“HG Vora”) had the right to nominate four directors to our board of directors. Following the completion of our IPO, for so long as HG Vora owns (i) at least 9% of our issued and outstanding common stock for 60 consecutive days, HG Vora may nominate two of the members of our board of directors, and (ii) at least 5% of our issued and outstanding common stock for 60 consecutive days, HG Vora may nominate one member of our board of directors. If HG Vora owns less than 5% of our issued and outstanding common stock for 60 consecutive days, then HG Vora may not nominate any members of our board of directors pursuant to the Investor Rights Agreement.
Prior to the completion of our IPO, NLCP Holdings, LLC had the right to designate three directors to our board of directors. Subsequent to our IPO, NLCP Holdings, LLC no longer has these rights.
Prior to the completion of our IPO, West Investment Holdings, LLC, West CRT Heavy, LLC, Gary and Mary West Foundation, Gary and Mary West Health Endowment, Inc., Gary and Mary West 2012 Gift Trust and WFI Co-Investments acting unanimously, collectively referred to as the “West Stockholders,” did not have a director nomination right. Following the completion of our IPO, the West Stockholders may nominate one member of our board of directors for so long as the West Stockholders own in the aggregate at least 5% of the issued and outstanding shares of our common stock. If the West Stockholders own in the aggregate less than 5% of our issued and outstanding common stock for 60 consecutive days, then the West Stockholders may not nominate any members of our board of directors pursuant to the Investor Rights Agreement.
Prior to the completion of our IPO, NL Ventures, LLC (“Pangea”) did not have a director nomination right. Following the completion of our IPO, Pangea may nominate one member of our board of directors for so long as Pangea owns at least 4% of our issued and outstanding common stock for 60 consecutive days. If Pangea owns less than 4% of our issued and outstanding common stock for 60 consecutive days, then Pangea may not nominate any members of our board of directors pursuant to the Investor Rights Agreement. The Company made payments to Pangea for reimbursed expenses and services of $0 and $71,472 during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Separation and Retirement of Executive Officers
In connection with the separation agreements of the former chief financial officer in June 2022 and the former chief executive officer, in July 2022, the Company incurred one-time severance costs of approximately $1.7 million. Such agreements were contemplated as part of the succession plan at the time of the merger in March 2021.