Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Share-Based Compensation

Share-Based Compensation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Share-based Payment Arrangement [Abstract]  
Share-Based Compensation
NOTE 14 – Share-Based Compensation
In connection with Business Combinations, the Company adopted the 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the "Plan"). The Company may grant restricted stock, restricted stock units, incentive and non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, performance awards, stock awards and other stock-based awards to officers, directors, employees and consultants under the terms of the Plan. There are 11.3 million shares authorized under the plan as of September 30, 2021, and all authorized shares remain available for future issuance as of September 30, 2021.
Restricted Stock
The Company has plans to grant restricted stock units ("RSUs") to certain employees, including certain members of management, and non-employee directors. Until the RSUs vest and settle as shares of stock, holders of RSUs will not have voting rights and will not have any rights to receive dividends. RSUs will be subject to forfeiture restrictions and cannot be sold, transferred, or disposed of during the restriction period.
The Company recognized $0.5 million of share-based compensation expense during the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021 related to liability classified RSUs for which the inception date preceded the grant date, and the grant date has not yet occurred.
Series A Incentive Plan
Legacy Archaea adopted a Series A Incentive Plan in 2018 to provide economic incentives to select employees and other service providers in order to align their interests with equity holders of Legacy Archaea. The Series A unit awards were
determined to be equity classified. These Series A unit awards were granted by, and for equity interest in, Archaea Energy LLC. As of December 31, 2020, there were 4,000 vested and 4,500 unvested Series A unit awards. Under the original terms of the awards, all unvested Series A units outstanding were vested upon Closing of Business Combinations.
Series A Incentive Plan activities related to unvested units during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were as follows:
Series A
Incentive Units

Average Grant
Fair Value
(per share)
Nonvested at December 31, 2020
4,500  $ — 
1,500  $ 1,566 
Forfeited (250) $ — 
Vested (5,750) $ 409 
Nonvested at September 30, 2021
—  $ — 
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, Legacy Archaea recognized compensation costs of $2.1 million and $2.3 million, respectively, related to Series A units awards. The Company recognized no expense related to the Series A unit awards in 2020. As a result of the Business Combinations, the Series A Incentive Plan is no longer applicable to the Company.