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BYND Beyond Meat

Filed: 3 Sep 21, 5:27pm


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): September 3, 2021

BEYOND MEAT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware001-3887926-4087597
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
119 Standard Street
El Segundo, California 90245
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(866) 756-4112
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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, $0.0001 par valueBYNDThe 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 (§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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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 announced, Sanjay Shah is stepping down as Beyond Meat, Inc.’s (the “Company”) Chief Operating Officer effective August 27, 2021. In connection with Mr. Shah’s negotiated departure, on September 3, 2021, the Company entered into a separation agreement (the “Agreement”) with Mr. Shah pursuant to which the Company has agreed to pay Mr. Shah aggregate lump sum severance payments of $1,000,500, less all applicable withholdings and deductions, to be paid on or before October 15, 2021. The Company has also agreed to pay Mr. Shah $12,000, less all applicable withholdings and deductions, to pay COBRA premiums. Mr. Shah will also be entitled to receive a pro-rated bonus payment equal to the amount he would have earned had his employment with the Company continued through the end of the Company’s third fiscal quarter. The Agreement contains a waiver and release by Mr. Shah in favor of the Company as well as other covenants and agreements customary for agreements of this nature.

The foregoing description of the terms of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and the terms of which are incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit NumberDescription
10.1
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.



BEYOND MEAT, INC.
By:/s/ Teri L Witteman
Teri L. Witteman
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary


Date: September 3, 2021