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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): June 10, 2021



Hanesbrands Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   001-32891   20-3552316
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1000 East Hanes Mill Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(336) 519-8080

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, Par Value $0.01   HBI   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.

On June 10, 2021, the Board of Directors of Hanesbrands Inc. (the “Company”) increased the number of members of the Board of Directors from nine to ten and elected William S. Simon to serve as a director of the Company, each effective as of June 14, 2021. Mr. Simon will serve until the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders and until his successor is elected and qualified, or until his resignation or removal. He will serve as a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Simon’s compensation will be consistent with the Company’s previously disclosed standard compensatory arrangements for non-employee directors, which are described in the Company’s most recent proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2021, under the heading “Director Compensation.” Mr. Simon’s compensation for 2021 will be prorated to reflect the commencement date of his Board service.

Other than the standard compensation arrangements described above, there are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Simon and any other person pursuant to which he was elected as a director. The Company is not aware of any transaction with Mr. Simon that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

The press release issued by the Company announcing Mr. Simon’s election is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1    Press Release dated June 14, 2021
Exhibit 104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.


June 14, 2021     HANESBRANDS INC.

/s/ Tracy M. Preston

      Tracy M. Preston
      General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer