Filed: 20 Nov 20, 4:30pm





Washington, D.C.  20549 








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 20, 2020 (November 18, 2020)



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware 0-52423 61-1088522
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


300 South Grand Avenue, 9th Floor

Los Angeles, California 90071

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code  (213) 593-8000


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

¨  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

¨  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

¨  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which 
Common Stock, $0.01 par value ACM 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).


Emerging growth company   ¨


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 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.


On November 18, 2020, the Board of Directors of AECOM (the “Company”) adopted amendments to the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (as further amended and restated, the “Bylaws”) to insert “Section 6.10. Forum Selection” (the “Amendment”).


The Amendment generally provides that, unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, (i) the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for (a) any derivative action, suit or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company, (b) certain fiduciary duty claims, (c) any action, suit or proceeding arising pursuant to any provision of the Delaware General Corporation Law or the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws or (d) any action, suit or proceeding asserting a claim against the Company governed by the internal affairs doctrine, and (ii) subject to the foregoing, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of the Amendment are not to apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any other claim for which the federal courts of the United States have exclusive jurisdiction.


The Amendment provides that any stockholder filing an action in a court other than the courts in the State of Delaware and within the scope of clause (i) of the preceding paragraph shall have consented to the personal jurisdiction of state and federal courts in the State of Delaware and to certain service of process procedures. The Amendment also provides that any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in any security of the Company shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of the Amendment.


The foregoing description of the Amendment and Bylaws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No. Description
3.2 Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of AECOM
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)







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.


Dated: November 20, 2020By:/s/ David Y. Gan
  David Y. Gan
  Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer