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UTI Universal Technical Institute

Filed: 4 May 21, 8:31am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 4, 2021

UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware1-3192386-0226984
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
4225 East Windrose Drive, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ
(Address of principal executive offices)
85032
(Zip Code)

(623) 445-9500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per shareUTINew York Stock Exchange
 
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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 May 4, 2021, on the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (the “Company”), the Board appointed Hon. Loretta L. Sanchez as a Class III director of the Board, with an appointment to serve until the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. The Board has affirmatively determined that Ms. Sanchez is independent under the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange. Concurrently with her appointment as director, Ms. Sanchez was also appointed to serve on the Board’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee.

Ms. Sanchez will participate in all director compensation and benefit programs in which the Company’s other non-employee directors participate, including an annual retainer of $50,000, an annual equity grant under the Company’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan valued at approximately $75,000 on the date of grant and any applicable retainers for committee service. Upon joining the Board, Ms. Sanchez will receive a pro rata portion of the 2021 annual equity grant and Board and committee retainers. Ms. Sanchez will also enter into an indemnification agreement with the Company in the same form its other directors have entered, which is filed as Exhibit 10.7 to the Form 8-K filed by the Company on August 6, 2014.

There are currently no agreements, arrangements or understandings between Ms. Sanchez and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Sanchez was appointed to serve as a director of the Board. There are currently no transactions in which Ms. Sanchez has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K as promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 4, 2021, the Company issued a press release relating to Ms. Sanchez’s appointment. This press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.Description
99.1
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)



SIGNATURES
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.
     
  Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
      
Dated:May 4, 2021 By: /s/ Christopher Kevane
  Name: Christopher Kevane
  Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer