GHC Graham

Filed: 2 Oct 20, 5:04pm

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 1, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
(State or other jurisdiction of
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1300 North 17th Street, Arlington, Virginia22209
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(703) 345-6300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class B Common Stock, par value $1.00 per shareGHCNew York Stock Exchange
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).
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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) In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the business of Graham Holdings Company (the “Company”), a voluntary reduction ranging from 20% to 50% of the annual base salary of each of the Company’s named executive officers (as defined in the proxy statement for the Company’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 26, 2020) and the Company’s Senior Vice President-Planning and Development became effective as of April 1, 2020. Effective October 1, 2020, in light of improved clarity of the impact of COVID-19 on the Company's business, the full amount of base salary payable immediately prior to the reductions was restored for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel and Senior Vice President-Planning and Development.


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.
  Graham Holdings Company
Date: October 2, 2020 /s/ Wallace R. Cooney
  Wallace R. Cooney,
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)