SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 29, 2012
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On May 30, 2012, rue21, inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the appointment of Harlan Kent to the Board of Directors (the Board) of the Company, effective May 29, 2012. Mr. Kent was assigned as a Class II director of the Board with a term expiring in 2014. Upon his appointment, Mr. Kent was named to the Companys Compensation Committee.
Under the Companys director compensation program, Mr. Kent will receive $50,000 per year in cash. In addition, Mr. Kent received an option grant of 12,500 shares of common stock upon his appointment. The initial option grant will vest in three equal installments on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date. The grant will expire in ten years. In addition, for each full year of service, Mr. Kent will receive an annual grant of restricted stock units with a value of $100,000 on the first business day following the Companys annual meeting of shareholders. This annual grant will vest fully on the one-year anniversary of the grant date.
The Company confirms there is no transaction between Mr. Kent and the Company or its subsidiaries that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
A copy of the press release dated May 30, 2012 announcing Mr. Kents election and providing a brief summary of his professional background is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference.
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.
May 30, 2012