AKAM Akamai

Filed: 6 Apr 21, 4:26pm



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: April 2, 2021
(Date of earliest event reported)

(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 No.)
145 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 444-3000
(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number,
Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueAKAMNasdaq Global Select Market

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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

(d)     Effective on April 2, 2021, Sharon Y. Bowen was elected to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (“Akamai”). Ms. Bowen was elected to serve until the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until her successor is duly appointed and qualified. Ms. Bowen most recently served as a Commissioner of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission between June 2014 and September 2017. She previously served as Vice Chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (the “SIPC”) from February 2010 to February 2012 and as Acting Chair of the SIPC from March 2012 until May 2014. Ms. Bowen was a partner in the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP from 1991 until 2014, having joined the firm as a senior corporate associate in 1988.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Bowen and any other person pursuant to which she was elected as a director. Ms. Bowen was also appointed to the Environmental Social & Governance and Audit Committees of the Board.

In accordance with Akamai’s non-employee director compensation plan as described in Akamai’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 9, 2020 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Bowen’s compensation for her services as a non-employee director will be consistent with that of Akamai’s other non-employee directors.


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.

By:/s/ Aaron Ahola
Aaron Ahola, Executive Vice President and General Counsel