Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On September 13, 2021, Ed Newberry was elected to the Board of Directors (the
"Board") of Ferrellgas, Inc., the general partner of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
and Ferrellgas, L.P. (collectively, the "Company").
Mr. Newberry is the Global Managing Partner of the Public Policy Practice,
Investigatory and Regulatory Solutions practice groups and is a member of the
firm's Executive Leadership Group at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP. Mr. Newberry
is widely recognized as one of the leading lawyer-lobbyists in Washington DC. He
is ranked as a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500, which has noted he "is one of
the most talented lawyers in Washington," as well as "an excellent strategic
thinker and tactician." Before assuming his current role as global managing
partner, Mr. Newberry served as managing partner of Patton Boggs, LLP, and led
the firm's merger with Squire Sanders to create Squire Patton Boggs, LLP, ranked
12th in Law360's ranking of the Most Global law firms. Mr. Newberry is active in
a variety of not-for-profit organizations, including as a member of the Atlantic
Council Board of Directors and a director of the Ogunquit Museum of American
Art. He has also served on the George Mason University Board of Visitors, by
appointment of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine; served as Vice Chairman of the
Kennedy Center Corporate Board; and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the
National Building Museum. Mr. Newberry holds a J.D. from Georgetown University
Law Center and B.A. and B.S, with recognition and distinction from George Mason
Mr. Newberry was not selected as a director pursuant to any arrangement or
understanding between Mr. Newberry and any other person. The Board has not yet
determined the committees on which Mr. Newberry will serve.
There has been no transaction, nor is there any currently proposed transaction,
that requires disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K in connection with
the appointment of Mr. Newberry to the Board except as follows. Squire Patton
Boggs (US) LLP serves as outside counsel for various Company matters. The
Company paid aggregate fees of $7,652,505 to Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP for
legal services rendered to the Company and its affiliates during the fiscal year
ended July 31, 2021.
Mr. Newberry will participate in the customary compensation and indemnification
arrangements for members of the Board as described in the registrants' Annual
Report on Form 10-K filed on October 15, 2020.
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