SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 9, 2018
WEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|675 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, New York||10010|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 589-2700
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 August 9, 2018, Sacha Lainovic notified the Secretary of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (the Company) of his resignation as a director of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Lainovics decision was not the result of any disagreement with the Company or the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board). In order to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Lainovics resignation, the Board unanimously elected Julie Rice as a Class II director of the Company, effective August 9, 2018. Ms. Rices term will expire in 2021, subject to her election by the Companys shareholders at the Companys 2019 annual meeting of shareholders as required under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
There were no arrangements or understandings pursuant to which Ms. Rice was elected as a director, and there are no related party transactions between the Company and Ms. Rice reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The Board has affirmatively determined that Ms. Rice qualifies as an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.
Ms. Rice will receive the Companys standard compensation provided to all the Companys non-employee directors for service on the Board (currently $150,000 per annum, payable quarterly, half in cash and half in fully vested common stock of the Company, no par value per share (the Common Stock)), and such amounts shall be prorated with respect to fiscal 2018 based on her commencing service on the Board during the third fiscal quarter of 2018. All shares of Common Stock granted to a director are subject to transfer restrictions such that the shares cannot be sold or transferred until the earlier of (i) the director no longer serving on the Board or (ii) following the proposed sale or transfer of any such shares, the applicable director continuing to hold shares of Common Stock with a value of at least $600,000 in the aggregate, such value based on the closing price of the Common Stock on the date of such directors request for permission to consummate such sale or transfer pursuant to the Companys Amended and Restated Securities Trading Policy, and any successor policy thereof.
|Item 7.01.|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
A copy of the Companys press release announcing Ms. Rices election to the Board has been furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release dated August 9, 2018.|
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.
WEIGHT WATCHERS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
DATED: August 9, 2018
|Nicholas P. Hotchkin|
|Chief Financial Officer|