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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): April 6, 2018 (April 4, 2018)


Emerald Expositions Events, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)













(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)



31910 Del Obispo Street

Suite 200

San Juan Capistrano, California





(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (949) 226-5700


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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.


Election of New Director. On April 4, 2018, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Lisa Klinger as an independent Class II Director effective that date. To accommodate Ms. Klinger’s election as a Class II Director, the Board increased the number of directors constituting the Board from seven to eight and the number of Class II Directors from two to three. It is expected that Ms. Klinger will stand for election by stockholders as a Class II Director at the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders.


In addition, effective April 4, 2018, the Board appointed Ms. Klinger to its Audit Committee, having previously determined that she satisfies all applicable requirements to serve as a member of such committee. Ms. Klinger will replace Amir Motamedi on the Audit Committee.


There are no related person transactions (or proposed related person transactions) with respect to Ms. Klinger reportable under Item 5.02(d) of Form 8-K and Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year.


Ms. Klinger will receive, pro-rated as applicable, the same annual compensation as is paid to the Company’s other independent directors, which, in addition to any committee fees, includes a retainer of $50,000 in cash compensation and a single grant of restricted stock unit awards valued at $50,000, which vests in full on the earlier of: (i) one year from the date of grant (subject to such Board member’s continued service on the date of vesting) or (ii) on the date such Board member’s term expires and such Board member’s services to the Company terminate. In addition, Ms. Klinger will also receive an annual Audit Committee member retainer of $10,000.  


Ms. Klinger will also enter into the Company’s standard form of directors’ indemnification agreement with the Company, pursuant to which the Company agrees to indemnify its directors to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and subject to certain conditions to advance expenses in connection with proceedings as described in the indemnification agreement.







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: April 6, 2018

















/s/ David Gosling







David Gosling







Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary