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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 24, 2019


SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




9205 South Park Center Loop, Suite 400

Orlando, Florida 


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (407) 226-5011

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

Trading Symbol(s)

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 8.01. Other Events.

On July 24, 2019, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that, effective as of August 19, 2019 Sharon (Sherri) Nadeau will join the Company as its Chief Human Resources Officer.


Ms. Nadeau 57, comes to SeaWorld Entertainment from Cerberus, Inc., where she was a Senior Advisor for Cerberus Capital Management, L.P and Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company since 2016. In this role, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, FirstKey Homes and Chief Human Resources Officer, YP (“Yellow Pages”), each of which were Cerberus Portfolio Companies. She has also served as Senior Vice President HR North America & Europe, Middle East and Africa at First Advantage Corporation from 2014 - 2016 and Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Connexity, Inc. / Shopzilla from 2012 - 2014. Ms. Nadeau also served in a variety of senior human resources and organizational development roles for companies including Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Studios / Universal Studios Japan. Ms. Nadeau is a graduate of Liberty University (BS, Accounting) and the University of Virginia (MS, Tax).




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 24, 2019




/s/ G. Anthony (Tony) Taylor





G. Anthony (Tony) Taylor





Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary