FIVE BELOW, INC false 0001177609 0001177609 2021-06-15 2021-06-15





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 15, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Pennsylvania   001-35600   75-3000378

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


701 Market Street

Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 546-7909

Not applicable

(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





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock   FIVE   NASDAQ Global Select Market

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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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 5.02

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

On June 15, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Five Below, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted the Five Below, Inc. Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan (the “Plan”) and a related, irrevocable grantor trust (the “Trust”), effective July 1, 2021. The Plan was adopted to allow management or highly compensated employees to defer compensation in a manner intended to comply with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). All of the Company’s executive officers will be eligible to participate in the Plan.

Payments under the Plan will be made from the general assets of the Company or from the assets of the Trust. The Company is not required to fund the Trust, but once funded, assets of the Trust would only be used to pay benefits under the Plan and expenses of the Trust. However, in the event of the Company’s insolvency, the assets of the Trust would be subject to the claims of the Company’s general creditors.

A Plan participant may elect to defer into the Plan up to eighty-percent (80%) of his or her annual base salary and annual bonus. In addition, 100% of amounts refunded from the Company’s 401(k) plan as a result of certain Code limits will be automatically deferred into the Plan. The Plan also permits (but does not require) the Company to make discretionary credits to participants’ Plan accounts. While all participant deferrals will be fully vested under the Plan, Company discretionary credits will be subject to five-year graded vesting, subject to accelerated vesting upon death, disability or attainment of age 65. Each participant’s deferred compensation account will be deemed invested in investment vehicles selected by the participant from a list made available by the Plan’s administrator from time to time. These investment alternatives will generally be mutual funds similar to those available under the Company’s 401(k) plan. Plan distributions will be made in a lump sum or annual installments at such times as elected by participants in accordance with the Plan’s terms.

The forgoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan, its Adoption Agreement and the related Trust Agreement, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 and incorporated into this Current Report on Form 8-K by reference.


Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 15, 2021, Five Below, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). A total of 55,992,439 shares of the Company’s common stock were entitled to vote as of April 20, 2021, the record date for the Annual Meeting, of which 51,420,142 were present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting. The following is a summary of the final voting results for each matter presented to shareholders.

PROPOSAL 1: Election of four Class III Directors to hold office until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.



   For      Against      Abstentions      Broker

Dinesh S. Lathi

     48,501,819        1,312,100        66,071        1,540,152  

Richard L. Markee

     47,699,703        2,115,057        65,230        1,540,152  

Thomas G. Vellios

     47,267,039        2,548,882        64,069        1,540,152  

Zuhairah S. Washington

     49,349,744        464,517        65,729        1,540,152  

PROPOSAL 2: Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 29, 2022.








Broker Non-Votes


  201,113   66,829   —  

PROPOSAL 3: Approval on an advisory (non-binding) basis of the Company’s named executive officer compensation.








Broker Non-Votes


  15,524,321   1,251,032   1,540,152

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


   Exhibit Description
10.1    The Five Below, Inc. Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan
10.2    The Five Below, Inc. Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan Adoption Agreement
10.3    Trust Agreement under the Five Below, Inc. Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan
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.


      Five Below, Inc.
Date: June 17, 2021     By:  

/s/ Kenneth R. Bull

    Name:   Kenneth R. Bull
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer