HD Supply
HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 09/21/2017 16:17:35)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 21, 2017 (September 19, 2017)

 

Commission File
Number

 

Exact name of Registrant as specified in its
charter, Address of principal executive
offices and Telephone number

 

State of
incorporation

 

I.R.S. Employer
Identification
Number

001-35979

 

HD SUPPLY HOLDINGS, INC.
3100 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 1480
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
(770) 852-9000

 

Delaware

 

26-0486780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

333-159809

 

HD SUPPLY, INC.
3100 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 1480
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
(770) 852-9000

 

Delaware

 

75-2007383

 

Not Applicable

(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 September 19, 2017, Lionel L. Nowell notified HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”) and HD Supply, Inc. (collectively, the “ Company ”) of his intention to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors (the “ Board ”), and as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board, effective September 20, 2017. Mr. Nowell is resigning from his position as director to focus on his other business responsibilities. His resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. On September 20, 2017, the Board reduced the size of the Board from nine to eight members effective with Mr. Nowell’s resignation.

 

On September 20, 2017, the Board appointed Scott D. Ostfeld to the Board effective September 28, 2017. The Board has not yet assigned Mr. Ostfeld to any Board committees. The Board has determined that Mr. Ostfeld is an independent director under the applicable independence requirements of the NASDAQ Stock Market and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Mr. Ostfeld will serve as a Class II director and will stand for reelection to the Board at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. In connection with Mr. Ostfeld’s appointment, the Board increased the size of the Board from eight to nine members.

 

Scott Ostfeld , age 40, is a partner of JANA Partners where he is co-portfolio manager of the JANA Strategic Investments Fund and is responsible for special situations investments, including active shareholder engagement. Prior to joining JANA in 2006, Mr. Ostfeld was with GSC Partners in their distressed debt private equity group focused on acquiring companies through the bankruptcy restructuring process and enhancing value as an active equity owner. Prior to GSC Partners, Mr. Ostfeld was an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston where he worked on a variety of M&A and capital raising assignments. Mr. Ostfeld was a member of the board of directors of Team Health Holdings, Inc. from March 2016 to February 2017. He serves on the nonprofit boards for Columbia University’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy and The Opportunity Network. Mr. Ostfeld received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Columbia University.

 

Mr. Ostfeld will participate in Holdings’ standard outside director compensation program, filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (File No. 001-35979) and HD Supply, Inc. (File No. 333-159809) quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed on September 6, 2017, including a pro-rated annual equity retainer based on the date he joined the Board, under the same terms and conditions as provided in the Form of Director Restricted Stock Unit Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.57 to Holdings’ (File No. 333-187872) registration statement on Form S-1/A filed on June 13, 2013. Mr. Ostfeld has assigned his compensation for Board service to JANA Partners LLC. He will enter into the Company’s standard form of indemnification agreement.

 

There are no family relationships between Mr. Ostfeld and any officer or other director of the Company. There are no related party transactions between Mr. Ostfeld and the Company that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Except as described above with respect to director compensation, there is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Ostfeld and any other person pursuant to which he or she was selected as a director. There are no agreements or arrangements between third parties and Mr. Ostfeld that provide for compensation or other payment in connection with his Board service.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: September 21, 2017

HD Supply Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Dan S. McDevitt

 

 

Dan S. McDevitt

 

 

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: September 21, 2017

HD Supply, Inc.

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Dan S. McDevitt

 

 

Dan S. McDevitt

 

 

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

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