UNITED STATES 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): May 28, 2020
HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of|
Incorporation or Organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 4900, Chicago, IL|| ||60606-6303|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 496-1200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class|| ||Trading Symbol(s)|| ||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value|| ||HSII|| ||Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
(Nasdaq Global Stock Market)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Cetain Offices; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
As previously disclosed, Mr. Gary E. Knell informed the Board of Directors of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (the “Company”) that he had decided not to stand for re-election at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders, which took place on May 28, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”). In connection with Mr. Knell’s decision not to stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors approved a decrease in the size of the Board of Directors from nine to eight, effective as of May 28, 2020.
As described in Item 5.07 below, at the Annual Meeting the Company’s stockholders approved the Third Amended and Restated Heidrick & Struggles 2012 GlobalShare Program (the “Program”), which increased the maximum number of shares of the Company’s common stock issuable thereunder by 500,000 shares. This summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Program, which is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
(a)The Annual Meeting of stockholders was held on May 28, 2020.
(b)The results of the matters submitted to stockholders were as follows
(1)Election of Eight Directors: Our stockholders elected the following eight directors to serve a one-year term expiring on the date of our 2021 annual meeting of stockholders or until his or her successor has been duly chosen and qualified.
|ELIZABETH L. AXELROD||15,822,692||69,403||1,842,003|
|CLARE M. CHAPMAN||15,856,723||35,372||1,842,003|
(2)Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation: Our stockholders approved this proposal.
(3)Ratification of the Appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company's Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2020: Our stockholders approved this proposal.
(4)Approval of the Third Amended and Restated Heidrick & Struggles 2012 GlobalShare Program: Our stockholders approved this proposal.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is being furnished as part of this Report on Form 8-K:
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.
|Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.|
|Dated: June 3, 2020||/s/ Kamau A. Coar|
|Kamau A. Coar|