UAL United Airlines

Filed: 6 Dec 21, 5:14pm





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): December 6, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-06033 36-2675207

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)


233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(872) 825-4000

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


(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

United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Common Stock, $0.01 par value UAL The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Preferred Stock Purchase Rights None 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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company  ☐

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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.

On December 6, 2021, the board of directors (the “Board”) of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), upon the recommendation of the Nominating/Governance Committee, elected Matthew Friend to serve as a member of the Board effective immediately for a term continuing to the Company’s next Annual Meeting of Stockholders, when Mr. Friend will be a nominee for election by stockholders. The size of the Board was increased from 13 directors to 14 directors effective immediately in connection with the election of Mr. Friend.

The Board also determined that Mr. Friend is “independent” under the applicable standards of The Nasdaq Stock Market and the independence standards adopted by the Board in the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. The Board also approved the recommendation of the Nominating/Governance Committee of the Board to assign Mr. Friend to serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board.

There were no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Friend and any other persons pursuant to which he was elected to the Board, and since the beginning of the last fiscal year, there have been no related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Friend that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Mr. Friend will receive compensation for his service as a non-employee director on the Board in accordance with the Company’s standard compensatory arrangement for non-employee directors, subject to proration to reflect the commencement date of his service on the Board. The non-employee director compensation program is described under the caption “2020 Director Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 26, 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2021.


Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On December 6, 2021, the Company issued a press release regarding Mr. Friend’s appointment to the Board. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1  Press release of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. dated December 6, 2021
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.



/s/ Robert S. Rivkin

Name: Robert S. Rivkin
Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Date: December 6, 2021