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): January 14, 2021
|UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|313 Iron Horse Way,||Providence,||RI||02908|
|(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (401) 528-8634
(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, par value $0.01||UNFI||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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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.
(d) On January 14, 2021, the Board of Directors of United Natural Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Gloria Boyland as a director, effective immediately. The Board has not determined committee appointments for Ms. Boyland at this time. In accordance with the Company’s Fourth Amended and Restated Bylaws, Ms. Boyland will serve as a director until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until her successor is duly elected and qualified.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Boyland and any other person pursuant to which she was appointed as a director, nor have there been any transactions since the beginning of fiscal year 2020 to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries was or is to be a party, in which Ms. Boyland had or has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Ms. Boyland will receive a pro rata amount of the standard non-employee director compensation ($90,000 Board Member annual cash retainer and $162,000 Board member annual equity retainer) to match her service period for the remainder of fiscal 2021 and the standard compensation for independent directors thereafter.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
A copy of the press release relating to Ms. Boyland’s election issued by the Company on January 14, 2021 is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Jill E. Sutton|
|Name:||Jill E. Sutton|
|Title:||Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
Date: January 14, 2021