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): September 23, 2020
|BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|| ||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
120 Mountainview Blvd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
|(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: |
|(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 Class||Trading Symbol||Name of Exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||BNED||New York Stock Exchange|
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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 23, 2020, the board of directors of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (the “Company”) and Michael P. Huseby, the Company’s chief executive officer, agreed to amend Mr. Huseby’s employment agreement to (i) extend the term of the agreement to September 19, 2022; (ii) reduce Mr. Huseby’s annual target bonus from 150% to 125% of his base salary; and (iii) use Mr. Huseby’s annual target bonus (rather than average annual bonuses for prior years) where applicable for purposes of calculating severance amounts, which treatment is consistent with the employment agreements with the Company’s other executive officers.
The foregoing description of the amendment is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amendment, a copy of which is included with this filing as Exhibit 10.1.
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.
|BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.|
|Date: September 29, 2020 ||By:|| /s/ Michael C. Miller |
|Name: ||Michael C. Miller|
|Title: ||Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs|
BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.