Form 8-K Rackspace Technology, For: Sep 27

October 3, 2022 8:02 AM EDT

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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): September 27, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-39420 81-3369925

(State of


File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1 Fanatical Place

City of Windcrest

San Antonio, Texas 78218

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(210) 312-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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 per share   RXT   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company


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


On September 27, 2022, in connection with the previously announced appointment by Rackspace Technology, Inc. (the “Company” or “Rackspace”) of Amar Maletira as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer effective September 23, 2022, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Maletira and a transition agreement and release with Kevin Jones, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer.


Employment Agreement. In connection with his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, the Company has modified Mr. Maletira’s employment agreement to provide for a salary of $900,000 and an annual target bonus of 150% of salary. Upon approval by the board of directors (the “Board”) of Rackspace, he will receive a one-time equity grant with a total approximate grant date value (based on a 30-day volume weighted average closing price) of $15,000,000, which will consist of 50% RSUs vesting over three years and 50% PSUs based on performance criteria approved by the Board. He will be eligible to receive annual equity awards starting in 2023 with a total approximate grant date value of $11,000,000.


Transition Agreement. The Company has entered into a transition agreement and release with Mr. Jones, pursuant to which he will remain an employee of the Company until October 30, 2022. Subject to the effectiveness of the release, Mr. Jones will be eligible to receive separation benefits including one year of salary, target bonus and health benefits as provided under his employment agreement. Mr. Jones will also be eligible to receive pro-rated vesting of the next vesting tranche of his time-based stock options granted in 2019 and vesting of 50% of his outstanding time-based restricted stock units granted in 2021. He will also receive a grant of RSUs with a total approximate grant date value (based on a 60-day volume weighted average price) of $1,162,500, which will become vested and settled if he complies with his restrictive covenants for 18 months following his termination. He will also be eligible to be reimbursed for certain relocation expenses, including lease breakage fees and out-of-pocket relocation costs.


The summary above is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by the employment agreement and transition agreement, copies of which will be attached as exhibits to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending September 30, 2022.







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.



/s/ Amar Maletira

  Name: Amar Maletira  
  Title: Chief Executive Officer  


Dated: October 3, 2022









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