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 26, 2020 (August 25, 2020)

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY  10105
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(212) 969-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on which Registered
Units rep. assignments of beneficial ownership of limited partnership interests in AB HoldingABNYSE

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b)(c) On August 26, 2020, AllianceBernstein Corporation (the “Corporation”), general partner of AllianceBernstein L.P. (“ABLP”) and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (“AB Holding” and, together with ABLP and the Corporation, “AB”), announced that Ali Dibadj, age 45, who joined AB in 2006 as a sell-side senior research analyst and was appointed as AB’s Head of Finance and Strategy in April 2020, will also hold the title of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective on or about February 12, 2021. The news release (the “News Release”) announcing these managerial changes is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.01.

Mr. Dibadj succeeds John Weisenseel as CFO. Mr. Weisenseel, who joined AB as CFO in May 2012, will remain CFO through approximately February 11, 2021 (the date on which we currently expect to file our Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2020) and then assume a senior advisory role until his retirement on September 30, 2021.

(e) AB has entered into a retirement agreement (the “JW Agreement”) with Mr. Weisenseel, pursuant to which he will receive 113,266 of the 151,803 AB Holding units awarded to him in April 2018 relating to our headquarters relocation to Nashville, TN. These 113,266 AB Holding units will vest on September 30, 2021 (Mr. Weisenseel’s retirement date) and, in accordance with Mr. Weisenseel’s voluntary deferral under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, will be delivered to Mr. Weisenseel on or about March 31, 2027. The JW Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.02.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
99.01 News Release.

99.02 JW Agreement.



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 thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: August 26, 2020By: /s/ David M. Lesser
David M. Lesser
Corporate Secretary