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Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 10, 2011
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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management
|Item 5.02.||Election of Director.|
On November 10, 2011, the Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc. (Mattel) elected Dirk Van de Put as a new director of Mattel, effective as of December 1, 2011. The election will increase the number of Mattel directors from 11 to 12. In accordance with Mattels director compensation program, Mr. Van de Put will be entitled to a retainer of $100,000 and a grant of restricted stock units valued at $100,000 based on the closing price of Mattels common stock on the grant date of December 1, 2011.
Mr. Van de Put, 51, has served as president and chief executive officer of McCain Foods Limited (McCain) since July 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Van de Put served as chief operating officer of McCain and was responsible for overseeing the companys integrated global supply chain. Prior to joining McCain, Mr. Van de Put served as chief executive officer of Novartis AG, a $3-billion global over-the-counter consumer health business. Mr. Van de Put has also held senior executive positions at other large corporations, including president of the Americas division at Groupe Danone, president of the Caribbean division of the Coca-Cola Company and over a decade of leadership positions with Mars, Inc., one of the worlds leading food manufacturers.
Mr. Van de Put has not yet been named to a committee of the Board of Directors.
There are no transactions between Mr. Van de Put and Mattel that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
|Item 5.02.||Departure of Director.|
On November 10, 2011, Tully M. Friedman, a Mattel director since 1984, notified the Chairman of Mattels Board of Directors that he intends to retire from the Board of Directors at the end of his current term. Accordingly, Mr. Friedman will not stand for re-election as a director at Mattels Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held in May 2012. Given Mr. Friedmans intention to retire from the Board of Directors at that time, the independent directors of the Board of Directors have selected Christopher A. Sinclair to succeed Mr. Friedman as independent presiding director and as chair of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, effective as of November 10, 2011. In addition to these new roles on the Board of Directors, Mr. Sinclair will retain his current responsibilities as chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Friedman will retain his current responsibilities as chair of the Finance Committee and will continue to serve as a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors through the end of his term.
Section 7 Regulation FD
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On November 10, 2011, Mattel issued a press release regarding the election of Mr. Van de Put and the announced retirement of Mr. Friedman from the Board of Directors, a copy of which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. This exhibit is incorporated herein by reference.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|(a)||Financial statements of businesses acquired: None|
|(b)||Pro forma financial information: None|
|(c)||Shell company transactions: None|
This exhibit is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 hereof and should not be deemed to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
|99.1||Press release dated November 10, 2011|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 10, 2011||By:||/s/ ROBERT NORMILE|
Name: Robert Normile
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief
Legal Officer and Secretary