UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
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 1, 2020
 
GP Strategies Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
 
 
 
1-7234
 
52-0845774
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
70 Corporate Center
11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 200,
Columbia, MD
 
21044
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(443) 367-9600
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
GPX
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)


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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.
   
As previously reported, effective as of June 9, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of GP Strategies Corporation (“GP Strategies” or the “Company”) appointed Adam H. Stedham to serve as the Company’s President and Interim Chief Executive Officer. 
 
On July 1, 2020, the Board determined to make Mr. Stedham the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. 

For more information, see Mr. Stedham’s biographical information reported in the Company’s Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on April 29, 2020, which can be found at https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/70415/000007041520000073/a10-ka123119.htm.
Additionally, there are no family relationships, as defined in Item 401 of Regulation S-K, between Mr. Stedham and any of the Company’s executive officers or directors. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Stedham and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Stedham was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. There are no transactions in which Mr. Stedham has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
On July 8, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Stedham’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits    







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SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION
 
 
Date: July 8, 2020
/s/ Kenneth L. Crawford
 
Kenneth L. Crawford
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


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