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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): March 23, 2021



Republic Services, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-14267   65-0716904

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


18500 North Allied Way Phoenix, Arizona   85054
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (480) 627-2700

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   RSG   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.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.










Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 23, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Republic Services, Inc. (“Republic”) elected Brian S. Tyler, 54, to serve on the Board, effective April 1, 2021. Mr. Tyler will initially be a member of the Audit Committee as well as the Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Mr. Tyler will receive equity and cash compensation in accordance with Republic’s previously adopted compensation arrangements for non-employee directors, including: (1) an annual grant of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) that have a fair market value of $230,000 as of the grant date, with the grant for 2021 to be prorated for the portion of the year following his election to the Board; and (2) an annual retainer of $100,000 to be prorated for the portion of 2021 following his election to the Board. In addition, at the end of any quarter in which dividends are distributed to stockholders, Republic’s non-employee directors, including Mr. Tyler, receive additional RSUs with a value (based on the closing price of Republic common stock on the dividend payment date) equal to the value of dividends they would have received on all RSUs they held on the dividend payment date. The RSUs vest immediately upon grant and will be settled through the issuance of shares of Republic common stock upon the director’s termination of service from the Board or three years after they are granted, unless they are deferred into Republic’s Deferred Compensation Plan.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Tyler and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director. Mr. Tyler has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On March 26, 2021, Republic issued a press release announcing Mr. Tyler’s election to the Board. A copy of this press release is incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits





99.1    Press release of Republic Services, Inc. dated March 26, 2021 to announce the election of Mr. Tyler.
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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: 3/26/2021     By:  

/s/ Catharine D. Ellingsen

      Catharine D. Ellingsen
      Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary