Our lease expense for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $305,883 and $280,239 respectively.
ASB ASU 2016-02 “Leases (Topic 842)” – In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, which requires lessees to recognize almost all leases on their balance sheet as a right-of-use asset and a lease liability. For income statement purposes, the FASB retained a dual model, requiring leases to be classified as either operating or finance. Classification will be based on criteria that are largely similar to those applied in current lease accounting, but without explicit bright lines. Lessor accounting is similar to the current model, but has been updated to align with certain changes to the lessee model and the new revenue recognition standard. This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. We have adopted the above ASU as of January 1, 2019. The right of use asset and lease liability have been recorded at the present value of the future minimum lease payments, utilizing a 5% average borrowing rate and the company is utilizing the transition relief and “running off” on current leases.
Mr. Mahdi will receive a severance benefit consisting of a single lump sum cash payment equal the salary that Mr. Mahdi would have been entitled to receive through the remainder or the Employment Period or One (1) year, whichever is greater.
Mr. Bennett will receive a severance benefit consisting of a single lump sum cash payment equal the salary that Mr. Bennett would have been entitled to receive through the remainder or the Employment Period or One (1) year, whichever is greater. Subsequently on March 9, 2020, John Bennett notified Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) of his resignation from his position as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective March 9, 2020. Mr. Bennett will remain as a consultant to the Company and assist with maintaining the financial books and records of the Company. As a result, Mr. Bennett is no longer entitled to any severance benefits.