Washington, DC 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 29, 2018


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction of




(I.R.S. Employer



File Number)


Identification Number)


5990 Sepulveda Boulevard

Sherman Oaks, California 91411

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(818) 908‑9868

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 5.02  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.

(d) Director Appointment

Effective October 29, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cherokee Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Evan Hengel as a new director of the Company.

Mr. Hengel is a managing director at Berkeley Research Group in the BRG Corporate Finance group where he has served since 2007. He has experience advising management, boards of directors, and other stakeholders through restructuring and mergers and acquisition processes as both an advisor and interim executive.  His clients include companies operating in the apparel and consumer products industries, as well as healthcare, technology and entertainment.  Mr. Hengel received a B.S. with Honors from the University of Kansas.

Mr. Hengel’s compensation for his services as a director will be consistent with the Company’s compensation arrangements for its other non-employee directors.  Additionally, the Company intends to enter into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Hengel in the same form as the indemnification agreements the Company has entered into with its other directors.  In general, these indemnification agreements provide, among other things, for the indemnification to the fullest extent permitted or required by applicable Delaware law, provided that an indemnitee shall not be entitled to indemnification in connection with any proceedings or claims initiated or brought voluntarily by the indemnitee and not by way of defense, subject to certain exceptions.

Other than the arrangements described above, there are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Hengel and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Hengel was selected as a director of the Company.  Mr. Hengel is not a party to any transaction that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Effective October 26, 2018, the Board appoint Jess Ravich, a current independent member of the Board, as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.





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.







November 1, 2018


/s/ Steven L. Brink



Steven L. Brink



Chief Financial Officer