Red Hat Inc (RHT) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Friday, May 31, 2019

Red Hat Inc

CIK: 1087423 Ticker: RHT












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 31, 2019



Red Hat, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


001-33162   06-1364380
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
100 East Davie Street, Raleigh, North Carolina   27601
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(919) 754-3700

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

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



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Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $0.0001 par value   RHT   New York Stock Exchange

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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

(e) On May 31, 2019, Red Hat, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an agreement with Eric Shander, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to grant Mr. Shander a cash retention award (a “Retention Payment”) under a special bonus program created by the Company to assist in retaining key employees in the period through and after the closing (the “Closing Date”) of the transaction contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among International Business Machines Corporation, Socrates Acquisition Corp. and the Company, dated as of October 28, 2018. The grant of the award and the form of award agreement used for such grants was approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Shander is eligible to receive a Retention Payment in the amount of $4,000,000 that vests in two installments with the first installment of 50% of the Retention Payment vesting on the six-month anniversary of the Closing Date and the second installment of the remaining 50% of the Retention Payment vesting on the one-year anniversary of the Closing Date. In order to receive a Retention Payment installment, Mr. Shander must remain continuously employed by the Company or at an affiliate of the Company through the applicable vesting date. In the event that Mr. Shander is involuntarily terminated without Cause after the Closing Date and prior to payment in full of the Retention Payment, he will receive any unpaid portion of the Retention Payment. The foregoing description of the terms of the award agreement for the Retention Payment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the provisions of the form of cash retention agreement filed as Exhibit 99.3 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 21, 2019, and incorporated by reference herein.

Capitalized terms not defined in this 8-K are defined in the award agreement for the Retention Payment.


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.


Date: June 4, 2019   RED HAT, INC.

/s/ Thomas I. Savage

  Name:   Thomas I. Savage
  Title:   Assistant Secretary

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Ticker: RHT
CIK: 1087423
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0001193125-19-165071
Submitted to the SEC: Tue Jun 04 2019 4:23:02 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue Jun 04 2019
Period: Friday, May 31, 2019
Industry: Computer Programming Data Processing
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