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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, effective May 3, 2020, Foot Locker, Inc. (the “Company”) initiated certain measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the Company’s business. This included, among other things, reducing executive salaries, including for each of the named executive officers in the Company’s 2020 proxy statement, as follows: Chief Executive Officer salary reduction of 40%; Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents salary reduction of 20%; and Corporate Vice Presidents and General Manager-level roles salary reduction of 10%. On June 18, 2020, the Company reported that the salary reductions would continue through October 31, 2020. Due to the positive performance of the Company’s business, on August 18, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the restoration of executive salaries, effective September 1, 2020.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
As previously disclosed, effective May 3, 2020, in conjunction with the Company’s executive salary reduction measures, the Board suspended the cash elements of their director compensation until further notice. Due to the positive performance of the Company’s business, on August 18, 2020, the Board approved the restoration of the cash elements of their director compensation, effective September 1, 2020.
In addition, as previously disclosed, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company implemented a variety of actions to address the sudden reduction in sales, including temporarily suspending its share repurchase program for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2021, and its quarterly dividend program, to increase its cash position and provide additional flexibility. Due to the positive performance of the Company’s business, strong liquidity position, and more stable cash outlook, the Company has reinstated its share repurchase program effective September 1, 2020, and its quarterly dividend program. On August 20, 2020, the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.15 per share, which will be payable on October 30, 2020 to shareholders of record on October 16, 2020.
In addition, as previously disclosed, in response to temporary store closures and other business disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company previously implemented an employee furlough program that applied to a majority of the Company’s store employees in the United States and Canada, and certain of its store employees in Australia and supply chain employees in the United States. At this time, nearly all of these employees have been called back to work, except in California where the Company has temporarily closed all mall-based stores across all of its brands at the direction of the state government.
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.
FOOT LOCKER, INC.
|Date: August 21, 2020||By:||/s/ Sheilagh M. Clarke|
Name: Sheilagh M. Clarke
Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and