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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 1, 2019



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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On November 1, 2019, Korn Ferry (the “Company”) adopted a restructuring plan relating to actions in respect of the integration of Miller Heiman Group, AchieveForum and Strategy Execution (the “Acquired Entities”). The purpose of this plan is to rationalize the Company’s cost structure as a result of efficiencies and operational improvements that the Company will be positioned to realize upon integration of the Acquired Entities into the Company. The plan will include the elimination of redundant positions and consolidation of office space. The estimated cost of the actions contemplated by the plan is between $20 million to $26 million, of which $18 million to $22 million relates to severance and $2 million to $4 million relates to office consolidation and abandonment of premises. These charges are expected to include approximately $18 million to $24 million of cash expenditures. The Company expects to recognize these charges between Q3 FY’20 and Q1 FY’21 and expects the restructuring actions to be completed by the end of Q1 FY’21.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On November 1, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the acquisition of the Acquired Entities. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Forward-Looking Statements

This current report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements”, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of statements that include phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “foresee,” “may,” “will,” “likely,” “estimates,” “potential,” “continue” or other similar words or phrases. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the timing and scope of the restructuring actions; the amount and timing of the related charges and cash expenditures; and the expected cost savings resulting from such actions. Many factors could affect the actual results of the restructuring actions, and variances from the Company’s current expectations regarding such factors could cause actual results of the restructuring actions to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. A discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is included in the documents that the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to revise or update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits







Press Release dated November 1, 2019.




The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in 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.






Date: November 5, 2019






/s/ Robert Rozek








Robert Rozek







Exhibit 99.1


Dan Gugler

310 552 1834



Gregg Kvochak

310 552 1834


Korn Ferry Completes Acquisition of Three Leadership Development Companies

Combination Bolsters Learning & Development and Training Offerings

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2019Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) has completed its previously announced acquisition of three companies in the leadership development area: Miller Heiman Group, AchieveForum, and Strategy Execution.

“We’re pleased to welcome three new leadership development companies to Korn Ferry. The combination brings a world-class portfolio of learning, development, and performance improvement offerings and expertise to Korn Ferry and will bolster our firm’s substantial leadership development capabilities,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry.

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with clients to design their organizational structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their workforce. And, we help professionals navigate and advance their careers.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “will,” “may,” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, Korn Ferry’s expectations regarding the benefits of the acquisition. Such statements are based on Korn Ferry’s current expectations and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of Korn Ferry. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements.

A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that the acquisition disrupts current plans and operations of Korn Ferry and/or of the acquired companies; the ability to successfully integrate the operations and employees of the acquired companies into Korn Ferry; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the acquisition, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of Korn Ferry to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers, and retain key employees; costs related to the acquisition; and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in filings with the SEC by Korn Ferry. Korn Ferry disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.