Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 17, 2022, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Leslie's, Inc. (the
"Company") increased the size of the Board from nine to ten members and elected
Claire Spofford to the Board, effective May 18, 2022. The Board also appointed
Ms. Spofford to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and
Compensation Committee of the Board.
Ms. Spofford will receive compensation for service as a non-employee director of
the Company consistent with the compensation generally provided to other
non-employee directors, as determined by the Board from time to time.
Compensation for the Company's non-employee directors is described in the
Company's Definitive Proxy Statement for its 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 31, 2022.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Spofford and any other
persons pursuant to which Ms. Spofford was selected as a director. Ms. Spofford
has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be
disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Ms. Spofford, age 60, joined J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) in February of 2021 as
its Chief Executive Officer and President. She also serves on J.Jill's board of
directors. Prior to joining J.Jill, Ms. Spofford was the President of
Cornerstone Brands from December 2017 to October 2020. In that role, she oversaw
a portfolio of four interactive, aspirational, home and apparel lifestyle
brands: Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Grandin Road. She led the
team there in evolving the brands into profitable, digitally-driven omnichannel
businesses. Before being promoted into this role, from January 2014 to December
2017, Ms. Spofford was the President of Garnet Hill. Prior to that, Ms. Spofford
was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of J.Jill and held
numerous leadership roles at Orchard Brands, including Interim President and
Chief Executive Officer, Group President for Premium Brands, and President of
Appleseed's. Before joining Orchard Brands, Spofford served as Vice President,
Global Marketing of Timberland. Ms. Spofford currently serves on the board of
directors of Reclaim Childhood, and she previously served on the boards of White
Flower Farm and Project Adventure, Inc. Ms. Spofford received her M.B.A. from
Babson College and her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from
the University of Vermont.
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