SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 11, 2019
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10007
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 553-0300
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) On February 13, 2019, the Company announced that Ms. Thérèse Esperdy has been elected as a member of the Companys Board, effective as of March 1, 2019. Ms. Esperdy also has been elected to the Boards Audit, Governance & Nominating and Compensation & Human Resources Committees. With the election of Ms. Esperdy, the Companys Board consists of ten directors. Ms. Esperdy, 58, held various positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 1997 through 2015 including Global Chairman of Financial Institutions Group, Co-Head of Banking, Asia Pacific, and Head of Global Debt Capital Markets. Prior to her time at JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Esperdy started her banking career at Lehman Brothers. She currently serves as a director of Imperial Brands PLC and National Grid PLC.
In accordance with the Companys director compensation plan for non-employee directors, Ms. Esperdy will be paid an annual cash retainer of $105,000, payable in quarterly installments. In March 2019 she will receive an annual restricted stock unit award under the 1998 Moodys Corporation Non-Employee Directors Stock Incentive Plan equivalent in value to $180,000 based on the fair market value of the Companys common stock on the effective date of the grant, which award vests on the first anniversary of the date of grant.
A copy of the Companys press release relating to Ms. Esperdys election as director is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be incorporated by reference into future filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, unless it is specifically incorporated by reference therein.
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Companys press release announcing Ms. Esperdys election is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|By:||/s/ Elizabeth M. McCarroll|
|Elizabeth M. McCarroll|
Corporate Secretary and Associate
Date: February 13, 2019