HAS Hasbro

Filed: 2 Nov 20, 4:04pm
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): November 2, 2020
Hasbro, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Rhode Island1-668205-0155090
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1027 Newport AvenuePawtucket,Rhode Island02861
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (401) 431-8697
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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, $0.50 par value per shareHASThe NASDAQ 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.

On November 2, 2020, Hasbro, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that Laurel J. Richie has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) effective as of November 2, 2020. A copy of the press release announcing her appointment is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Ms. Richie served as President of the Women’s National Basketball Association LLC from May 2011 to November 2015. Prior to that, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of Girl Scouts of the United States of America from 2008 to 2011. Previously, she held various positions at Ogilvy & Mather, including Senior Partner and Executive Group Director and founding member of the agency’s Diversity Advisory Board.
Ms. Richie will serve as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee and the Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee.
In connection with her service on the Board, Ms. Richie will participate in the Company’s compensation program for non-employee directors, as it is amended from time to time, which currently includes an annual cash retainer of $95,000. Ms. Richie will receive an annual retainer of $15,000 in connection with her service on the Compensation Committee, and $12,500 for her service on the Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. Effective as of her appointment to the Board, Ms. Richie will be granted a pro-rated portion of the Company’s annual stock grant of $160,000 of Hasbro stock that was made to directors on May 14, 2020.
In addition, Ms. Richie will become party with the Company to the Company’s form of Director Indemnification Agreement, which has been filed as Exhibit 10(jj) to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2007.
Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

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/ Deborah Thomas
 Name:Deborah Thomas
 Title:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)
Date: November 2, 2020