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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): March 13, 2019
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Commission File Number: 001-36104
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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.
Pete Bassi, Chairman of the Board of Directors (the Board) and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Potbelly Corporation (the Company) has decided not to stand for re-election to the Board at the Companys 2019 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders, scheduled to be held on May 16, 2019. Mr. Bassis decision is not related to any disagreement with the Company or with the Companys operations, policies, or practices. The Board has selected Dan Ginsberg to serve as the Chairman of the Board and as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Ginsberg has been a member of the Board since 2014.
Ann-Marie Campbell, Chair of the Compensation Committee, and Harvey Kanter, member of the Compensation Committee, have also decided not to stand for re-election to the Board at the Companys 2019 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders. Neither Ms. Campbells nor Mr. Kanters decision is related to any disagreement with the Company or with the Companys operations, policies, or practices.
|Item 7.01.|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 15, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing that Pete Bassi, Chairman of the Companys Board of Directors, Ann-Marie Campbell, Chair of the Compensation Committee, and Harvey Kanter, member of the Compensation Committee have each decided not to stand for re-election at the Companys Annual Meeting of the Shareholders, as noted in Item 5.02 above. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth be specific reference to such filing.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Potbelly Corporation Press Release dated March 15, 2019|
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: March 15, 2019||Potbelly Corporation|
|By:||/s/ Thomas Fitzgerald|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|