Restoration Hardware 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 31, 2005
RESTORATION HARDWARE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (415) 924-1005
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 31, 2005, the Board of Directors of Restoration Hardware, Inc. (the Company) voted to create the position of Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors, adopt a Lead Independent Director Charter and appoint Damon Ball to serve as Lead Independent Director. The Board of Directors also determined that the Lead Independent Director shall receive the same compensation as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(a) Appointment of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
On March 31, 2005, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Gary Friedman, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer, to assume the role of Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Friedman has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2001 and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chairman of the Board since January 2005.
(b) Appointment of New Director.
On March 31, 2005, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Ann Rhoades as an additional independent member of the Board of Directors and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Rhoades fills a current vacancy on the Board of Directors and will serve as one of the Companys Class II directors until the 2006 annual meeting of stockholders or until her earlier resignation or removal.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On March 10, 2005, the Company announced the appointment of T. Michael Young as an additional independent member of its Board of Directors and as a member of its Audit Committee. The Company anticipates that, after the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2005, Mr. Young will replace Mr. Ball as the Companys Audit Committee Chairman. Mr. Ball was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee most recently in July 2004 and had previously served as Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Audit Committee prior to May 2003.
The press release issued by the Company announcing Mr. Friedmans appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Balls appointment as Lead Independent Director, Ms. Rhoades appointment to the Board of Directors, and the Companys anticipated changes to the membership of its Audit Committee is attached as Exhibit 99.1
Item 9.01. 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.