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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 27, 2023
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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.
On September 27, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of GameStop Corp. (the “Company”), with Ryan Cohen abstaining, unanimously appointed Mr. Cohen, as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman effective immediately. Mr. Cohen is currently the Executive Chairman but will relinquish such title upon appointment as Chairman.
In satisfaction of the disclosure required by Regulation S-K Items 401(b), (d) and (e), the information contained in the Company’s Proxy Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 2, 2023, is incorporated by reference herein. No family relationships exist between Mr. Cohen and any of the Company’s other directors or other executive officers. There are no other arrangements between Mr. Cohen and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer, nor are there any transactions to which the Company is or was a participant and in which Mr. Cohen has a material interest subject to disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In connection with his appointment, Mr. Cohen will assume the role of principal executive officer from Mark H. Robinson effective immediately and his responsibilities will include the oversight of all other executive officers, including Mr. Robinson. Mr. Robinson will remain the Company’s General Counsel and Secretary, with responsibilities including administrative matters, corporate development, and legal affairs.
Mr. Cohen will not receive any compensation for serving as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. He will continue to engage in various business activities and pursuits outside of the Company.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 28, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Cohen as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, a copy of which is furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
This information is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 “Regulation FD Disclosure,” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 28, 2023
/s/ Mark H. Robinson
Mark H. Robinson
General Counsel and Secretary
GameStop Announces Election of Ryan Cohen as Chief Executive Officer
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—September 28, 2023-- GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) (“GameStop” or the “Company”) today disclosed that its Board of Directors has elected Ryan Cohen as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Cohen will not receive compensation for serving as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
GameStop Corp. Investor Relations