Based on the information in the filing, he purchased with his own money.
Had the shares been a grant for services or related to compensation in any way, the transaction code would have been A and not P and generally there would have been a note in the section for Explanation of Responses indicating the situation.
Likewise they are not restricted shares, as restricted shares are specifically indicated as such and labelled explicitly in the Title of Security in Form 4 filings - they would not be indicated as Common Stock.
Here is an example of a filing where the transaction was for Restricted Stock.
Thanks for the insight-from the language used in the "news section" it was difficult to know what happened and glad for your insight. Management has worked hard in getting this Company assets that will help build this company into successful concern that one of the bigger boys will want to buy.
Never had a problem with management taking care of itself so long as rest of stockholders get to enjoy the ride as well.