SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE
13a-16 or 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of April, 2018
Commission file number: 001-32635
BIRKS GROUP INC.
(Translation of Registrants name into English)
2020 Robert Bourassa
(Address of principal executive office)
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1. APPOINTMENT OF VICE PRESIDENT, OMNI-CHANNEL SALES & OPERATIONS
On April 2, 2018, Birks Group Inc. (the Company) entered into an employment agreement (the Agreement) with Ms. Aurélie Pépion. Effective April 2, 2018, Ms. Pépion will assume the role of the Companys Vice President, Omni-Channel Sales & Operations.
Ms. Pépion has over 13 years of experience in luxury brand management. She was recently the Managing Director Canada of Swarovski (Consumer Goods Business) and, as such, was responsible for Swarovskis Canadian retail and wholesale operations, marketing and merchandising. Ms. Pépion had been with Swarovski since February 2009 in various positions, namely, Director Multibrand (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Head of Retail Multibrand (France), Key Account Manager (France), and Watch Distribution Manager (France). Prior thereto, she was with Gucci Group Watches sales management from February 2007 to January 2009 and was a District Manager for Puig Prestige in 2005 and 2006. Ms. Pépion holds a University Diploma of Technology from University of Le Mans, France and a degree from the IDRAC Business School of Nantes Lyon, France.
The Agreement provides Ms. Pépion with a base salary of CDN$250,000, a minimum guaranteed bonus of $62,500 for fiscal year ending March 30, 2019, a target annual cash bonus of 50% of her annual base salary for fiscal year 2019 and thereafter and other health and retirement contribution benefits. In the event that Ms. Pépion is terminated without cause or resigns for good reason, as these terms are defined in the Agreement, the Agreement provides that Ms. Pépion will receive (i) any earned and accrued but unpaid base salary, (ii) up to six months of salary continuation in lieu of further salary or severance payments, which may be increased by one additional month after two years of service for each additional year of service thereafter up to a maximum of twelve months after eight years of service, (iii) certain health benefits for the period that the severance will be payable in (ii), and (iv) her bonus through the date of termination and up to six months average annual bonus. Ms. Pépion is prohibited from competing with the Company during her employment and for a period of twelve months thereafter.
In addition, there are no family relationships between Ms. Pépion and any director or other executive officer of the Company and there are no related party transactions between the Company and Ms. Pépion.
2. DEPARTURE OF VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY
The Company accepted the resignation of Mr. Carlo Coda-Nunziante, who resigned from his position as Vice President, Strategy, effective March 31, 2018. The Company entered into a consulting agreement with Mr. Coda-Nunziante, effective April 1, 2018 pursuant to which Mr. Coda-Nunziante will provide consulting services relating to strategic planning and business strategies.
The following document of the Registrant is submitted herewith:
99.1 Press Release dated April 3, 2018.
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.
|BIRKS GROUP INC.|
|By:||/s/ Miranda Melfi|
|Date: April 9, 2018||Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary|
|Exhibit 99.1||Press release dated April 3, 2018.|