WW WW International
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): August 20, 2021
WW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|675 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, New York||10010|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 589-2700
(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
|Common Stock, no par value||WW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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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 August 24, 2021, WW International, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that Gail B. Tifford, Chief Brand Officer, will be leaving the Company effective as of September 10, 2021 (the “End Date”). On August 22, 2021, Ms. Tifford entered into an agreement with the Company regarding her compensation (the “Agreement”) in connection with her departure from the Company. The material terms of the Agreement are as follows: (i) receipt of salary continuation at her current base salary rate in biweekly payments equal to $24,638 from the End Date through September 9, 2022 (the “Salary Continuation Period”) subject to mitigation; (ii) an aggregate cash payment of $800,000, payable in two equal installments; and (iii) continued employer contributions for health coverage under Company-sponsored health plans during the Salary Continuation Period. Ms. Tifford will have no vested options on the End Date and all of Ms. Tifford’s unvested equity awards as of the End Date will be forfeited. Ms. Tifford is subject to covenants with respect to non-competition for one year, non-solicitation of employees of the Company for two years and confidentiality perpetually. As part of the Agreement, Ms. Tifford executed a release of claims against the Company and all of its affiliates and related entities and predecessors and successors and has agreed to re-execute the release of claims as a bring-down release on or following the End Date.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
A copy of the above-referenced press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release dated August 24, 2021.|
|Exhibit 104||The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.|
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.
|WW INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|DATED: August 24, 2021||By:|
/s/ Amy O’Keefe
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|