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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 12, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-39232   84-3626708
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


900 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 950

Chicago, Illinois 60611

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312915-2815


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading
  Name of each exchange
on which registered
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   RSI   The New York Stock Exchange


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Emerging growth company x


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


On August 12, 2021, Rush Street Interactive, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release to announce that, effective upon such date, Richard Schwartz, Co-Founder and President of the Company, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a Class II member of the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”), serving until the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Schwartz has replaced Greg Carlin, who will remain on the Board and has been appointed Vice Chairman. Mr. Schwartz’s biography appears in the Company’s 2021 proxy statement, filed with the SEC on May 11, 2021 and is incorporated by reference herein. A copy of the press release is provided as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.


In connection with Mr. Carlin’s transition to Vice Chairman of the Board, the Company and Mr. Carlin entered into a letter agreement effective as of August 12, 2021 (the “Carlin Transition Letter”), pursuant to which Mr. Carlin agreed to forfeit one-third of the performance stock units, stock options and restricted stock units awarded to him on April 9, 2021 by the Company under the Company’s equity plan. Mr. Carlin is eligible to participate in the Company’s long-term incentive compensation plan, and will be granted a restricted stock award valued at $250,000 on the date of grant. The foregoing is not a complete description of the parties’ rights and obligations under the Carlin Transition Letter and is qualified by reference to the full text and terms of the agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference. The Company and Mr. Schwartz are currently negotiating compensation terms regarding Mr. Schwartz’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Schwartz and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Schwartz was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. Mr. Schwartz does not have any family relationships with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer of the Company. The Company is not aware of any related transactions or relationships between Mr. Schwartz and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Additionally, on August 12, 2021, Sheli Rosenberg resigned as a member of the Board. Ms. Rosenberg did not advise the Company of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. Effective as of that date, Mr. Schwartz was appointed to the Board to fill the vacancy created upon Ms. Rosenberg’s departure.


  Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Transition Letter Agreement, dated August 12, 2021
99.1   Press Release, dated August 12, 2021
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







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.


  By: /s/ Kyle Sauers
    Name: Kyle Sauers
    Title: Chief Financial Officer
  Dated: August 12, 2021    




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