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): July 3, 2018
BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
2525 East El Segundo Boulevard,
El Segundo, California
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (310) 536-0611
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.|
(b) On July 3, 2018, Gary S. Meade retired from his position as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (the Company).
(c) On July 3, 2018, Luke D. Thompson, age 46, was appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Thompson has been employed by the Company since 2002. From 2016 to July 2018, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President, Legal and Assistant Secretary of the Company. From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Thompson served as Vice President, Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the Company, and from 2002 until 2006, Mr. Thompson served as Corporate Counsel of the Company.
In August 2015, the Company entered into a change of control severance agreement with a number of its executives, including Mr. Thompson. The agreement provides for the payment of severance and other benefits to Mr. Thompson in the event of a qualifying termination, which means a termination of his employment by the Company without cause or by Mr. Thompson for good reason, in either case, on or within two years following a change of control of the Company (each, as defined in the agreement). The form of change of control agreement is included as Exhibit 10.24 to the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2018.
(e) On July 3, 2018, Big 5 Corp., a subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Consulting Agreement with Mr. Meade (Consulting Agreement). Under the Consulting Agreement, Mr. Meade shall provide certain consulting and advisory services to Big 5 Corp. and the Company. No cash compensation will be paid for such services unless Big 5 Corp. requests that Mr. Meade perform more than ten (10) hours of services in a given month, in which case the rate for such services shall be mutually negotiated. Mr. Meades equity awards pursuant to the Companys Amended and Restated 2007 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan shall continue vesting during the term of the Consulting Agreement. Big 5 Corp. and Mr. Meade each have the right to terminate the Consulting Agreement at any time. A form of the Consulting Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Consulting Agreement dated July 3, 2018 between Big 5 Corp. and Gary S. Meade.|
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.
|BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION|
|Date: July 5, 2018|
|/s/ Barry D. Emerson|
|Barry D. Emerson|
|Senior Vice President, Chief Financial|
|Officer and Treasurer|