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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): July 8, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2600

Los Angeles, California 90067

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 552-1834


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

Title of Each Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share




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  

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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.


As previously disclosed by Korn Ferry, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), each of its named executive officers agreed that, effective May 1, 2020, each named executive officer’s base salary would be reduced by 50%. These reductions were originally scheduled to be effective through August 31, 2020. The named executive officers executed amendments to their existing employment agreements and letters, as applicable, formalizing such base salary reductions and acknowledging that such reductions would not trigger any good reason or other constructive termination rights.

As the Company continues to take steps to address the challenging economic environment created by COVID-19, the Company and each of its named executive officers have agreed to extend the reductions in base salary by 50% through December 31, 2020. The named executive officers have executed amendments to their existing employment arrangements documenting this extension. Other than extending the duration of the base salary reductions, the terms and conditions of the executive officers’ existing employment arrangements remain in full force and effect.

The foregoing description of the amendments is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amendments, which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 10.1


Extension Amendment to Gary Burnison Amended and Restated Employment Agreement.


Exhibit 10.2


Extension Amendment to Robert Rozek Employment Agreement.


Exhibit 10.3


Extension Amendment to Byrne Mulrooney Letter Agreement.


Exhibit 10.4


Extension Amendment to Mark Arian Letter Agreement.


Exhibit 104


The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).


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: July 10, 2020



/s/ Jonathan Kuai








Jonathan Kuai





General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Managing Director - Business Affairs