SPRINT CORPORATION (NYSE:S) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

SPRINT CORPORATION (NYSE:S) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 9.01Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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Chief Financial Officer

On June 29, 2018, Sprint Corporation (the “Company”) announced that Andrew M. Davies, 52, has agreed to become Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of the Company effective on July 2, 2018 (the “Effective Date”).

Mr. Davies was Group Chief Financial Officer of Veon Ltd. (formerly VimpelCom Ltd.), a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam-listed international communications and technology company, where he was responsible for all external communications, procurement, accounting and financial aspects of the company from November 2013 until November 2017. Previously, Mr. Davies was the Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless from October 2010 to October 2013. Prior to his appointment at Verizon Wireless, Mr. Davies held several senior financial roles within Vodafone Group Plc, including Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone India and Vodafone Turkey as well as positions in Vodafone UK and Vodafone Japan, from 2003 until 2010. Prior to joining Vodafone in 2003, Mr. Davies was Chief Financial Officer of Singlepoint (4U), which was acquired by Vodafone in 2003 and also held positions with Honeywell Inc. and General Electric after starting his career with KPMG. Mr. Davies earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Imperial College in London, is an Associate of the Royal College of Science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

On July 2, 2018, the Company entered into an employment offer letter with Mr. Davies (the “Davies Offer Letter”). The Davies Offer Letter provides for the following compensation:

an annual base salary of $750,000;

short-term cash bonus plan (“STIC plan”) participation as follows:

for the Company’s bonus performance period that commenced on April 1, 2018 and will end on March 31, 2019, a target bonus opportunity of 50% of Mr. Davies’s annual base salary, up to a maximum bonus of 200% of his target bonus, pro-rated from the Effective Date;

beginning with fiscal year 2019, an annual target bonus opportunity of 50% of Mr. Davies’s base salary up to a maximum annual bonus of 200% of his target bonus;

long-term incentive compensation plan (“LTIC plan”) participation as follows:

an initial target award opportunity with a total aggregate value of $1.5 million on the grant date, with 50% of such value granted as a time-vesting restricted stock unit award, and 50% of such value granted as a performance-vesting restricted stock unit award;

beginning with fiscal year 2019, a target award opportunity that will be no less than $1.5 million on the grant date;

a one-time cash payment of $100,000, which is intended to provide financial assistance for certain housing and travel expenses in lieu of relocation benefits, provided that if Mr. Davies resigns or is terminated by the Company for cause, within one year of the Effective Date, Mr. Davies must repay such amount to the Company;

eligibility to participate in such other equity incentive compensation plans and employee benefit programs as the Company generally provides to its senior executives under such plans and programs;

certain benefits and perquisites, including indemnification and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance;

payment or reimbursement of certain business expenses; and

participation in the Company’s vacation policy.

Mr. Davies will not be eligible to receive severance compensation and other benefits upon termination of his employment for any reason, including in connection with a transaction that results in a change in control. The Davies Offer Letter has no specified term, and Mr. Davies’s employment with the Company will be on an at-will basis. Further, the Davies Offer Letter provides that Mr. Davies’s job location will be in Overland Park, Kansas.

Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions

Indemnification Agreement

The Company expects to enter into its standard indemnification agreement with Mr. Davies, as it has with its other executive officers. The indemnification agreement provides, among other things, that the Company will provide to Mr. Davies indemnification under the circumstances and to the extent provided for therein, for expenses, damages, judgments, fines and settlements that Mr. Davies may be required to pay in actions or proceedings in which he is or may be made a party by reason of his position as a director, officer or other agent of the Company or its subsidiaries.

Amended and Restated Employment Agreements

As previously disclosed, Marcelo Claure was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and ceased to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), and Michel Combes, the Company’s President, was appointed CEO, in each case effective as of May 31, 2018.

Marcelo Claure

On July 2, 2018, the Company and Mr. Claure entered into an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, effective as of May 31, 2018 (the “Claure Agreement”). The Claure Agreement provides that Mr. Claure will receive an annual base salary of $1,000,000 for serving as Executive Chairman. In addition, the Claure Agreement provides that Mr. Claure will no longer be eligible to participate in any short-term or long-term incentive compensation plans (including the Company’s STIC and LTIC plans), except that (1) outstanding awards previously granted under prior plans will continue to vest and be paid to their terms, and (2) he will be eligible to participate in the Company’s 2018 STIC plan and will receive a prorated target award opportunity based on the number of days that he served as CEO in fiscal year 2018.

If Mr. Claure’s employment under the Claure Agreement terminates, regardless of the reason, Mr. Claure will not be entitled to receive severance compensation and other benefits, except that Mr. Claure will be entitled to receive:

any accrued but unpaid cash compensation;

payment of a bonus award under the 2018 STIC plan, if the 2018 STIC plan award has not been paid as of his termination date; and

any vested, accrued or earned benefits under the Company’s employee benefit plans and programs (“Employee Plans”) or any outstanding equity, or equity-based, awards in accordance with the terms of such Employee Plans or outstanding awards, including any vested, accrued or earned benefits under his outstanding Turnaround Incentive Award and any outstanding option awards, as further described below.

The Claure Agreement also provides that if Mr. Claure remains employed through the closing of the Company’s proposed merger with T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile”), then Mr. Claure’s employment with the Company will terminate immediately after closing and, subject to Mr. Claure’s execution and delivery to the Company of a release in accordance with the terms of the Claure Agreement, such termination will be treated as a termination by the Company (1) without cause, for purposes of any outstanding option awards, and (2) without cause during the CIC Severance Protection Period, for purposes of his outstanding Turnaround Incentive Award.

In addition, Mr. Claure will continue to receive (1) certain health and welfare benefits from the Company, except to the extent comparable benefits are provided by SoftBank Group Corp. or one of its affiliates (“SoftBank”), and (2) certain perquisites,including indemnification and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. Because the overall security program implemented for Mr. Claure substantially restricts him from flying commercially, the Claure Agreement now permits unlimited personal usage of Company aircraft. Finally, the Claure Agreement makes conforming changes to the terms of Mr. Claure’s employment to reflect his new role as Executive Chairman and his dual employment with SoftBank, as previously disclosed.

Michel Combes

On July 2, 2018, the Company and Michel Combes, currently President and CEO, entered into an Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, effective as of May 31, 2018 (the “Combes Agreement”). In connection with his appointment as CEO, Mr. Combes’s compensation will generally remain unchanged. The Combes Agreement provides, however, that in the event that Mr. Combes’s employment with the Company terminates and he (1) subsequently commences employment with SoftBank, or (2) is

offered, but refuses to accept, a comparable employment position with SoftBank following the closing of the Company’s proposed merger with T-Mobile, then in each case he will not be entitled to receive certain severance compensation and other benefits under certain conditions as specified in the Combes Agreement. The Combes Agreement also makes conforming changes to the terms of Mr. Combes’s employment to reflect his new role as CEO.

The foregoing summaries of the material terms of the Davies Offer Letter, the Claure Agreement and the Combes Agreement are qualified in their entirety by the full terms and conditions of the Davies Offer Letter, the Claure Agreement and the Combes Agreement, copies of which are filed hereto as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed with this report:

Exhibit No.

Description

10.1

Employment Offer Letter, dated July 2, 2018, by and between Andrew M. Davies and Sprint Corporation

10.2

Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated July 2, 2018, by and between Marcelo Claure and Sprint Corporation

10.3

Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated July 2, 2018, by and between Michel Combes and Sprint Corporation

Important Additional Information

In connection with the proposedtransaction,T-Mobilewillfile a registration statement onFormS-4,which will contain a joint consent solicitation statementofT-MobileandSprint Corp, that also constitutes a prospectusofT-Mobile(the“joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus”), and each party will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT CONSENT SOLICITATION STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. When final, a definitive copy of the joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus will be senttoT-MobileandSprint Corp stockholders. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the registration statement and the joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus free of charge from the SEC’s website orfromT-MobileorSprint Corp. The documents filedbyT-Mobilewiththe SEC may be obtained free of chargeatT-Mobile’swebsite, atwww.t-mobile.com, or at the SEC’s website, atwww.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of chargefromT-Mobilebyrequesting them by mailatT-MobileUS,Inc., Investor Relations, 1 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or by telephoneat212-358-3210.Thedocuments filed by Sprint Corp with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at Sprint Corp’s website, atwww.sprint.com, or at the SEC’s website, atwww.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from Sprint by requesting them by mail at Sprint Corporation, Shareholder Relations, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Mailstop KSOPHF0302-3B679, Overland Park, Kansas 66251, or by telephoneat913-794-1091.

Participants in the Solicitation

T-MobileandSprint Corp and their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of consents in respect of the proposed transaction. InformationaboutT-Mobile’sdirectorsand executive officers is availableinT-Mobile’sproxystatement dated April26, 2018, for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Information about Sprint Corp’s directors and executive officers is available in Sprint Corp’s proxy statement dated June26, 2018, for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and in Sprint Corp’s subsequent Current Report onForm8-Kfiledwith the SEC on July 2, 2018. Other information regarding the participants in the consent solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the acquisition when they become available. Investors should read the joint consent solicitation statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documentsfromT-MobileorSprint Corp as indicated above.

No Offer or Solicitation

This Current Report on Form8-Kshall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


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About SPRINT CORPORATION (NYSE:S)

Sprint Corporation (Sprint) is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a communications company offering a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services that are designed to meet the needs of consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers. It operates through two segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Company offers wireless services on a postpaid and prepaid payment basis to retail subscribers and also on a wholesale basis. The Wireline segment provides voice, data and Internet Protocol (IP) communication services to its Wireless segment. The Company offers wireless and wireline services to subscribers in approximately 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands under the Sprint corporate brand, which includes its retail brands of Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless on its wireless networks utilizing various technologies.

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