HSII Heidrick & Struggles International

Filed: 3 Jun 21, 4:48pm

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): May 27, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 4900, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6303
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 496-1200

(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 Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value HSII 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 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As previously disclosed, Ms. Clare M. Chapman informed the Board of Directors of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (the “Company”) that she had decided not to stand for re-election at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders, which took place on May 27, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). In connection with Ms. Chapman’s decision not to stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors approved a decrease in the size of the Board of Directors from eight to seven, effective as of May 27, 2021.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a) The Annual Meeting of stockholders was held on May 27, 2021.

(b) The results of the matters submitted to stockholders were as follows:

1.Election of Seven Directors: Our stockholders elected the following seven directors to serve a one-year term expiring on the date of our 2022 annual meeting of stockholders or until his or her successor has been duly chosen and qualified.

ForWithheldBroker Non-Votes
ELIZABETH L. AXELROD16,583,044128,0811,614,264
LASZLO BOCK16,604,018107,1071,614,264
LYLE LOGAN16,447,139263,9861,614,264
T. WILLEM MESDAG16,657,38353,7421,614,264
KRISHNAN RAJAGOPALAN16,700,04211,0831,614,264
STACEY RAUCH16,700,20610,9191,614,264
ADAM WARBY16,479,249231,8761,614,264

2.    Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation: Our stockholders approved this proposal.

Broker Non-Votes1,614,264

3. Ratification of the Appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2021: Our stockholders approved this proposal.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are being furnished as part of this Report on Form 8-K:
Exhibit No.Description
104Inline XBRL for the cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K


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.
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Dated: June 3, 2021/s/ Kamau A. Coar
Name: Kamau A. Coar
Title: Chief Legal Officer & Chief Inclusion Officer