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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) December 6, 2017
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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
Appointment of Christopher Dawson as Chief Operating Officer
On December 6, 2017, Sunrun Inc. (Sunrun or the Company) announced the appointment of Christopher Dawson as Chief Operating Officer. A copy of the press release announcing his appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Mr. Dawson, age 49, co-founded and has served as a partner at Odyssey Advisors Ltd., an actuarial consultancy firm, since February 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Dawson was the chief operating officer of Icon Aircraft, a consumer sport plane manufacturer, from August 2015 to September 2016. Previously, Mr. Dawson was with Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., a recreational vehicle and powersports engine manufacturer, from 1998 to 2015, including as Vice President & General Manager, Global Sales and Consumer Experience (GSCE) division from 2014 to 2015 and Vice President & General Manager, BRP International Division from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Dawson holds a bachelors of commerce from Queens University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Mr. Dawson has executed an employment letter with the Company dated as of November 28, 2017, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto. Mr. Dawson is also a participant in the Companys Key Employee Change in Control and Severance Plan, which is described in the Companys proxy statement for its 2017 annual meeting of stockholders and has previously been filed.
Mr. Dawson has no family relationships with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by Sunrun to become a director or executive officer of Sunrun. Mr. Dawson is not a party to any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Resignation of Paul Winnowski as President and Chief Operating Officer
On December 6, 2017, Paul Winnowski resigned as Chief Operating Officer of Sunrun. It is expected that Mr. Winnowski will continue to be employed with the Company as President until April 1, 2018, to assist with the transition of his responsibilities. Mr. Winnowskis departure is not related to any disagreement with the Company. Further, upon his execution and non-revocation of a legal release of claims, Mr. Winnowski is entitled to receive cash severance, vesting acceleration of his equity awards and extension of his post-termination exercise period and certain other post-termination benefits, all pursuant to the terms of a Transition, Separation and General Release Agreement (the Separation Agreement) which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 hereto.
The foregoing description of the Separation Agreement is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Separation Agreement, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Employment Letter between Christopher Dawson and Sunrun Inc. dated as of November 28, 2017|
|10.2||Transition, Separation and General Release Agreement between Paul Winnowski and Sunrun Inc. dated as of December 6, 2017|
|99.1||Press release issued by Sunrun Inc. dated December 6, 2017|
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/ Mina Kim|
Date: December 6, 2017