8-K 1 a17-28774_18k.htm 8-K





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)

December 21, 2017 (December 16, 2017)



Laureate Education, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


650 South Exeter Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(410) 843-6100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

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



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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.


(b), (d)


Resignation of Director


On December 16, 2017, Robert B. Zoellick, an independent director of Laureate Education, Inc. (the “Company”), advised the Company’s board of directors that he intends to resign as a director, effective December 31, 2017.  Mr. Zoellick did not express any disagreement with the Company.


Election of Director


On December 21, 2017, the Company’s board of directors elected Eilif-Serck Hanssen, the Company’s President and Chief Administrative Officer, who will become the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2018, to the board of directors, effective on that date, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Zoellick.  Mr. Serck-Hanssen will hold office until the next annual election of directors and until his successor is duly elected and shall qualify.  The Company previously reported Mr. Serck-Hanssen’s promotion to Chief Executive Officer and the compensation arrangements associated with that promotion in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 19, 2017, which Current Report is hereby incorporated herein by reference.






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.










/s/ Eilif Serck-Hanssen



Eilif Serck-Hanssen



President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer




Date: December 21, 2017