SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): September 4, 2017
FTD Companies, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other jurisdiction
3113 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (ZIP Code)
Telephone: (630) 719-7800
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Appointment of Interim Chief Financial Officer
As previously disclosed, Stephen Tucker, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FTD Companies, Inc. (the “Company”), notified the Company on August 4, 2017 of his intent to leave the Company to pursue a new career opportunity. Mr. Tucker and the Company agreed to a final date of employment of September 15, 2017 in order to promote a smooth transition of leadership.
On September 4, 2017, the Board appointed Brian Cooper, age 61, of Randstad North America, Inc. (d/b/a Tatum) (“Tatum”), an executive consulting services firm, to serve in an interim role as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, effective September 5, 2017, while a search for a permanent Chief Financial Officer continues.
Mr. Cooper has over 30 years of professional experience in providing financial expertise to both public and private companies. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Federal Signal Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed manufacturer of environmental and safety products that serves municipal, governmental and industrial customers. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Westell Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ listed manufacturer of carrier-class telecommunications equipment for wireline, wireless and home networks.
The Company has entered into a supplemental staffing services agreement with Tatum pursuant to which Mr. Cooper will serve as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cooper will continue to be an employee of Tatum. The Company will pay Tatum a weekly fee of $13,500 plus actual out-of-town expenses (if any). The agreement may be terminated at any time by either Tatum or the Company upon notice to the other party. Mr. Cooper will not participate in any Company employee benefit plans or receive any salary, bonus, equity awards or other compensation or benefits from the Company in connection with his appointment as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cooper also will enter into an indemnification agreement in the Company’s customary form.
There are no family relationships, as defined in Item 401 of Regulation S-K, between Mr. Cooper and any of the Company’s executive officers or directors or persons nominated or chosen to become a director or executive officer. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Cooper and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Cooper was appointed. There are no transactions in which Mr. Cooper has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
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.
FTD COMPANIES, INC.
September 5, 2017
/s/ Scott D. Levin
Scott D. Levin
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary