BLUCORA, INC. (NASDAQ:BCOR) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

BLUCORA, INC. (NASDAQ:BCOR) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 9.01. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On July 10, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Blucora, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from eight (8) members to ten (10) members and appointed Carol Hayles and John MacIlwaine to the Board to fill the resulting vacancies. Ms. Hayles and Mr. MacIlwaine will serve as Class III directors, and their terms will expire at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Ms. Hayles and Mr. MacIlwaine have not been appointed to any Board committees at this time.

Ms. Hayles, 57, is the former Chief Financial Officer of CIT Group Inc., a U.S. bank and global lending and leasing business, a position she held from November 2015 to May 2017. From July 2010 to November 2015, Ms. Hayles was the Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of CIT Group Inc. and was responsible for all financial and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining CIT Group Inc., Ms. Hayles worked at Citigroup Inc. for 24 years, most recently as Deputy Controller from January 2008 to July 2010. Over her career at Citigroup Inc., her roles included Investor Relations, CFO of e-business, CFO of Global Relationship Banking, and CFO of Citibank Canada. Ms. Hayles began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto, Canada. She was a Canadian Chartered Accountant from 1985 to 2009, and she received her BBA from York University in Toronto.

Mr. MacIlwaine, 49, currently serves as VP, Chief Technology Officer at Braintree, a subsidiary of PayPal, Inc. Prior to that he served as Chief Technology Officer of Lending Club Corporation, a lending company, from July 2012 to December 2016. From December 2011 to July 2012, Mr. MacIlwaine served as the Chief Information Officer at Green Dot Corporation, a provider of prepaid financial services. From April 2007 to November 2011, Mr. MacIlwaine served as head of global development at Visa, Inc., a credit card processing company, where he led program management and information services, including web application development, data warehousing, business intelligence and mobile development.Mr. MacIlwaine holds a B.S.E. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

to the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy (the “Policy”), each director appointed on a date other than the date of the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders is entitled to (a) an initial grant of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) with a fair market value equal to $150,000 on the date of grant, which will vest equally over a three-year period on each anniversary of the date of grant, and (b) an annual grant of RSUs with a fair market value equal to $125,000 on the date of grant, prorated based on his or her appointment date, which will vest on the one-year anniversary of the date of grant. Accordingly, on July 10, 2018, Ms. Hayles and Mr. MacIlwaine each received (a) an initial grant of 3,807 RSUs, which will vest equally over a three-year period on each anniversary of the date of grant, and (b) a prorated annual grant of 2,885 RSUs, which will vest on the one-year anniversary of the date of grant. In accordance with the Policy, Ms. Hayles and Mr. MacIlwaine will also receive cash retainers to be paid quarterly for their service on the Board in the annual amount of $40,000.

There are no arrangements or understandings between either of Ms. Hayles or Mr. MacIlwaine and any other persons to which she or he was selected to serve as a director the Company. In addition, there are no transactions between the Company and either of Ms. Hayles or Mr. MacIlwaine or either of their immediate family members requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

On July 11, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing that Ms. Hayles and Mr. MacIlwaine were appointed to the Board. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit

Press release, dated July 11, 2018, issued by Blucora, Inc.


BLUCORA, INC. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 ex991pressrelease.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1Blucora Announces the Appointment ofCarol Hayles and John MacIlwaine to the Board of Directors          IRVING,…
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About BLUCORA, INC. (NASDAQ:BCOR)

Blucora, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through two segments: the Wealth Management, which consists of the HD Vest, Inc. (HD Vest) business, and the Tax Preparation, which consists of the TaxAct, Inc. (TaxAct) business. Its Wealth Management segment distributes products and services through financial advisors. HD Vest provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients. Its Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. TaxAct provides digital tax preparation solutions. It also offers a range of tax preparation solutions and online lead generation capabilities to enable the filing of over 60 million federal consumer tax returns.

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