Vera Bradley Designs, Inc
Vera Bradley, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/19/2017 15:48:33)


 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 17, 2017
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VERA BRADLEY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Indiana
 
001-34918
 
27-2935063
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
12420 Stonebridge Road,
Roanoke, Indiana
 
46783
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(877) 708-8372
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
None
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(c) Appointment of Certain Officers.
On July 17, 2017, Vera Bradley, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed John Enwright as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective as of July 17, 2017. Mr. Enwright joined Vera Bradley in 2014 as Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and was soon promoted to Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis. In March 2017, he was named Interim Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the Company, Mr. Enwright spent 15 years with Tiffany & Co. in various financial roles of increasing responsibility.
In connection with his appointment, Mr. Enwright’s annual base salary will be $350,000 plus he is eligible to participate in the Company’s short-term incentive plan at a rate of 50% of annual base salary. For the fiscal year 2018, Mr. Enwright will be guaranteed at least $130,000 in incentive compensation. Enwright will also participate in the Company’s long-term incentive plan.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
99.1
 
Press Release dated July 18, 2017





SIGNATURE
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 thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vera Bradley, Inc.
 
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
July 19, 2017
 
 
 
/s/ Mark C. Dely
 
 
 
 
Mark C. Dely
Vice President – Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary






EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release dated July 18, 2017







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VERA BRADLEY NAMES JOHN ENWRIGHT EVP, CFO


FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 18, 2017 - Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) (“Vera Bradley” or the “Company”) today announced that John Enwright has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Robert Wallstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Vera Bradley, commented, “In the three years since he joined our Company, John has proven himself to not only be financially astute but also strategic and forward-thinking. John’s expertise and leadership will be critical as we continue to navigate through this challenging retail environment and work to make Vera Bradley a more efficient and more profitable organization. We are very fortunate to have someone of John’s caliber ready to fill this key position.”

Enwright joined Vera Bradley in 2014 as Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and was soon promoted to Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis. In March 2017, he was named Interim Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Vera Bradley, Enwright spent 15 years with Tiffany & Co. in various financial roles of increasing responsibility.

About Vera Bradley, Inc.

Vera Bradley is a leading designer of women's handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories and unique gifts. Founded in 1982 by friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, the brand's innovative designs, iconic patterns and brilliant colors continue to inspire and connect women unlike any other brand in the global marketplace. The Company's commitment to bringing more beauty into women's lives includes its dedication to breast cancer research through the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer in which they have raised over $28 million to date. For more information about Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), visit www.verabradley.com/mediaroom .

CONTACT:

Julia Bentley, VP of Investor Relations and Communications
jbentley@verabradley.com
(260) 207-5116

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