GCI Gannett

Filed: 16 Feb 21, 7:32am

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)February 15, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)

7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia 22107-0910
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code(703) 854-6000 

Not Applicable
(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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights
New 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 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 15, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Gannett Co., Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Vinayak R. Hegde as a member of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Hegde will serve for an initial term to expire concurrently with the terms of the other members of the Board at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders, or until his successor is elected and qualified. Additionally, Mr. Hegde was appointed to the Audit and Transformation Committees. The appointment of Mr. Hegde was not made pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between him and any other person and he has not entered into (or proposed to enter into) any transactions required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Mr. Hegde will receive the standard annual Board compensation for non-employee directors for 2021 (pro-rated based on the effective date of his appointment) as described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2020.
A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the director appointment is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)  Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description
 Gannett Co., Inc. Press Release dated February 16, 2021.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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.

Date:  February 16, 2021By:/s/ Douglas E. Horne
 Douglas E. Horne
 Chief Financial Officer