HAS Hasbro

Filed: 12 Oct 21, 6:03am

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): October 10, 2021

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

Rhode Island
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.) 

1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (401) 431-8697
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Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.50 par value per share
 The 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 October 10, 2021, Hasbro, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Company (“CEO”), effective immediately.  The Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) has appointed Richard S. Stoddart, most recently the Lead Independent Director of the Board, as interim CEO, effective immediately.  In conjunction with such appointment, the Board has re-appointed Edward M. Philip as Lead Independent Director, and Tracy A. Leinbach as Chair of the Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board.

Mr. Stoddart, age 58, has served as a member of the Board since 2014 and is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of global marketing execution firm InnerWorkings, Inc., serving in that role from 2017 until 2020 when InnerWorkings, Inc. was acquired. Prior to that, Mr. Stoddart was the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide from February 2016 to 2017, the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett North America from 2013 to 2016 and the President of Leo Burnett North America from 2005 to 2013.

Item 7.01  Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of the Company’s press release addressing the subject of this Current Report on Form 8-K is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 8.01  Other Events.

On October 10, 2021, Mr. Goldner sent an email to Company employees informing them of his medical leave of absence. A copy of his email is attached as Exhibit 99.2.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.

 Exhibit No.


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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 

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)
Date: October 12, 2021