Form 8-K RingCentral Inc For: Apr 01
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2019
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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
Appointment of New Director
On April 1, 2019, Godfrey Sullivan was appointed to the Board. Mr. Sullivan will serve as a director with a term of office expiring at the Companys 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Mr. Sullivan has served as a member of the board of directors of Splunk, Inc., an enterprise software company, since December 2011, including as Chairman of the board of directors from December 2011 until March 2019, and he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Splunk, Inc. from September 2008 to November 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Sullivan was with Hyperion Solutions Corporation, a performance management software company acquired by Oracle Corporation, where he served in various executive roles, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2001 to April 2007, and as a member of the board of directors from July 2004 until April 2007. Mr. Sullivan has served as a member of the board of directors of CrowdStrike, Inc., a cybersecurity technology company, since November 2017, and previously served as a member of the board of directors of Citrix Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company, from February 2005 to June 2018.
In accordance with the Companys amended and restated Outside Director Compensation Policy, the terms of which will be described in the Companys proxy statement for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Mr. Sullivan is eligible to participate in the Companys standard compensation arrangements for non-employee directors which consists of cash and equity compensation for service on the Board. Pursuant to the Outside Director Compensation Policy, as amended in 2019, Mr. Sullivan is entitled to $45,000 in annual cash compensation for service on the Board and an initial equity award of restricted stock units with a grant date fair market value of $245,000, pro rated for the portion of the annual period from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 during which he will serve. Assuming Mr. Godfrey is elected to the Board at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, he will also be eligible for an annual equity grant with a grant date fair value of $245,000 effective on June 1, 2019.
The Company has entered into its standard form of indemnification agreement with Mr. Sullivan, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.3 of the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Other than the indemnification agreement described in the preceding sentence, Mr. Sullivan has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor are any such transactions currently proposed. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Sullivan and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Sullivan was appointed a director of the Company, and there are no family relationships between Mr. Sullivan and any director or executive officer of the Company.
A copy of the news release issued by the Company on April 3, 2019 announcing Mr. Sullivans appointment to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||News release of RingCentral, Inc. dated April 3, 2019, announcing the appointment of a new director.|
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.
April 4, 2019
|By: /s/ Bruce Johnson|
|Title:||Vice President, Legal|
RingCentral Announces Appointment of Godfrey Sullivan to Its Board of Directors
Former chief executive officer of Splunk brings enterprise technology leadership experience to company
Belmont, CA April 3, 2019 RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced the appointment of Godfrey Sullivan to its board of directors. Sullivan has served as chairman of the board of directors of Splunk, Inc., an enterprise software company, since 2011 and previously as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Splunk from 2008 to 2015.
Godfrey brings an impressive background with deep experience working with highly disruptive enterprise software and cloud companies and scaling them for success, said Vlad Shmunis, founder, chairman, and CEO, RingCentral. Im excited to welcome him to our board of directors as we continue to extend our leadership position in the cloud communications market. Godfreys guidance will be instrumental as we scale our business globally to meet the communications and collaboration needs of our enterprise customers.
RingCentral has proven its market leadership in an industry historically dominated by legacy hardware vendors through its innovation in cloud communications software, said Sullivan. Im honored to join the companys board of directors and to contribute to the next phase of RingCentrals growth.
Sullivan has served as a member of the board of directors of CrowdStrike, Inc. since 2017 and Citrix Systems, Inc. from 2005 to 2018. He is the former president and CEO of Hyperion Solutions Corporation. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect from any location, on any device, and via any mode. RingCentral provides unified voice, video meetings, team messaging, digital customer engagement, and integrated contact center solutions for enterprises globally. RingCentrals open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
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