TrueCar,Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

TrueCar,Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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(b)On March 18, 2019, John Pierantoni, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of TrueCar, Inc. (the “Company”), notified the Company that he will resign from his positions at the Company effective April 1, 2019.

to a consulting agreement with the Company, Mr. Pierantoni has agreed to provide consulting services to the Company for a one-year period following his departure in support of the resulting management transition, during the term of which agreement he will continue to vest in his equity awards. In connection with the execution of the consulting agreement, Mr. Pierantoni and the Company entered into a separation agreement containing a customary release by Mr. Pierantoni of claims against the Company. The Compensation and Workforce Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) approved the terms of the consulting agreement and the separation agreement on March 20, 2019.

(c)On March 20, 2019, the Board appointed Charles Thomas to serve as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer effective April 1, 2019 until the Board appoints a Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Thomas, age 34, has served as the Company’s Controller since June 2017 and our Vice President of Accounting since July 2018. Mr. Thomas joined us in April 2014, serving in various accounting positions, including Director of Revenue Accounting, before assuming his current positions. Before joining us, Mr. Thomas served as an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, a multinational professional services firm. Mr. Thomas holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.S.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A. from the Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Thomas and any other persons to which he was selected as principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. Thomas and any director or executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Thomas has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

(e)On March 15, 2019, the Compensation and Workforce Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board approved a form of performance unit award agreement (the “PSU Agreement”) for performance unit (“PSU”) awards and granted PSU awards under the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan to certain of the Company’s officers, including each of the Company’s named executive officers. A copy of the PSU Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

The number of PSUs awarded to the Company’s named executive officers is as follows: Chip Perry: 99,006; Michael Darrow: 14,952; Neeraj Gunsagar: 11,864; and Brian Skutta: 14,952. The number of shares of the Company’s common stock earned by an executive to these awards will be determined by the Committee based on the Company’s relative total shareholder return, measured by comparing its compound annual growth rate, calculated as described in the PSU Agreement (“CAGR”), over a three-year performance period from March 15, 2019 through March 14, 2022 to the CAGR performance of the Russell 2000 Total Return Index during that period, and may range between 0% and 150% of the target level. Subject to exceptions set forth in the PSU Agreement, an executive must remain employed with the Company through March 14, 2022 for any of his or her PSUs to vest.

Item 5.02 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

TrueCar, Inc. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 exhibit101-pudocumentation.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit 10.1 – PU Documentation Exhibit 10.1 TRUECAR,…
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About TrueCar,Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE)

TrueCar, Inc. offers a diverse software ecosystem for buying cars. The Company’s software ecosystem is based on a common technology infrastructure, and powered by data and analytics. The Company operates its platform on the TrueCar Website and its branded mobile experience. It customizes and operates its platform on a co-branded basis for its affinity group marketing partners, including financial institutions, membership-based organizations, and employee buying programs for enterprises. Its network of approximately 11,000 TrueCar Certified Dealers consists primarily of new car franchises, as well as independent dealers selling used vehicles. Its subsidiary, ALG, Inc., provides forecasts and consulting services regarding determination of the residual value of an automobile at given future points in time. It obtains automobile purchase data from various sources and uses this data to provide consumers and dealers with geographically specific, real-time pricing information.

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