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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 30, 2021
Elastic N.V.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
The Netherlands
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

Not Applicable
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 800 West El Camino Real, Suite 350
Mountain View, California 94040
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 458-2620
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange of which registered
Ordinary Shares, €0.01 Par Value ESTC The New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On August 30, 2021, Elastic N.V. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company’s Board of Directors has nominated Shelley Leibowitz to stand for election to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Director Election”) at the annual general shareholder meeting on October 1, 2021 (the “2021 AGM”). Pursuant to Dutch law, Ms. Leibowitz’s nomination to the Board of Directors is subject to a shareholder vote, to be held at the 2021 AGM. Subject to her election to the Board of Directors, Ms. Leibowitz will also be appointed to serve as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Shelley Leibowitz currently serves as President of SL Advisory, which provides advice and insights in innovation and digital transformation, information technology portfolio and risk management, digital trust, performance metrics, and effective governance, and has served in such capacity since January 2016. From 2009 through 2012, Ms. Leibowitz served as Chief Information Officer for the World Bank Group. Prior to that, Ms. Leibowitz held Chief Information Officer positions at top-tier financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley and Greenwich Capital Markets. She currently serves as a director of Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm. Previously she served as a director of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, an insurance and financial services provider, from October 2019 to April 2021, E*Trade Financial Corporation, a financial services company, from December 2014 to October 2020, and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P., a global asset management firm, from November 2017 to June 2019. Ms. Leibowitz also serves on the boards of private companies in the cybersecurity and risk arenas. Ms. Leibowitz holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.

There are no family relationships between Ms. Leibowitz and any director or executive officer of the Company, and Ms. Leibowitz was not nominated by the Board of Directors to serve as a director pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with any person. Ms. Leibowitz has not engaged in any transaction that would be reportable as a related party transaction under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. More information about Ms. Leibowitz and the director nomination process will be available in the Company’s proxy statement. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Important Additional Information and Where You Can Find It

The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and has furnished to its shareholders, a proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) on August 30, 2021 in connection with the Director Election, along with other matters, to be voted upon at the 2021 AGM. Anyone who is a shareholder of record or beneficial owner of the Company’s shares as of the record date will be entitled to vote their shares at the 2021 AGM.

This communication is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement or any other document that the Company may file with the SEC or send to its shareholders. SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY HAS FILED OR MAY FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY’S ANNUAL MEETING, INCLUDING THE DIRECTOR ELECTION. Shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement (when it becomes available), any solicitation materials and any other documents filed with the SEC by the Company through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations department at +1 (650) 695-1055 or ir@elastic.co.

Participants in the Solicitation

The directors and executive officers of the Company may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company in connection with the Director Election. Information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the 2021 AGM is included in the Proxy Statement.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this report and the exhibit hereto are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. Various important factors could cause actual results to differ materially, including the risks identified in our SEC filings. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this report and the exhibit hereto.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit   Description
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.
Dated: August 30, 2021
By: /s/ Janesh Moorjani
Name: Janesh Moorjani
Title: Chief Financial Officer

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