8-K New Board Nominees
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 4, 2012
CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (419) 626-0830
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.
On April 4, 2012 C. Thomas Harvie, Steven Tishman and Michael Kwiatkowski announced that they would not stand for re-election at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Unitholders. Messrs. Harvie, Tishman, and Kwiatkowski each advised the Company that the reason for their respective decisions was not the result of any disagreement with the Company.
Item 8.01 Other Events
On April 9, 2012, the Company issued a news release announcing that Messrs. Harvie, Tishman and Kwiatkowski will not stand for re-election to the Board of the General Partner at the 2011 Annual Meeting and that the Board of the General Partner has decided to nominate Daniel Hanrahan, Debra Smithart-Oglesby, and Lauri Shanahan, and for election as directors at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Unitholders. A copy of the press release is attached as exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 News Release dated April 9, 2012
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.
CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
By Cedar Fair Management, Inc., General Partner
/s/ Brian C. Witherow
Brian C. Witherow
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Date: April 10, 2012
News Release dated April 9, 2012