Hyatt Hotels Corp false 0001468174 0001468174 2020-03-31 2020-03-31





Washington, D.C. 20549





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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 31, 2020



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150 North Riverside Plaza

Chicago, IL



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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.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the senior leadership team and directors of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (the “Company” or “Hyatt”) have agreed to voluntarily reduce their compensation over the coming months. The compensation reductions will serve as an initial contribution to the Hyatt Care Fund, which has been established to assist colleagues with the most pressing financial needs during this time. Pursuant to compensation waiver letters entered into with Hyatt (collectively, the “Compensation Waivers”): (i) our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Thomas J. Pritzker, and our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark S. Hoplamazian, have each agreed to reduce their respective base salaries to zero, (ii) our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Joan Bottarini, our Executive Vice President, Global President of Operations, H. Charles Floyd, and our Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Mark R. Vondrasek, along with the other members of the Company’s senior leadership team, have each agreed to reduce their respective base salaries by 50%, and (iii) each of the Company’s directors has waived applicable cash retainers, committee fees, and any dividend equivalent payments. The Talent and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved the Compensation Waivers on March 31, 2020.

Each of these compensation reductions is effective as of April 1, 2020 and will remain to remain in effect (i) for the members of the executive management team, through May 31, 2020 and (ii) for the directors, with respect to compensation earned during the second calendar quarter of 2020, subject in each case to extension of the applicable period by mutual agreement.


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.



Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Date: April 6, 2020





/s/ Joan Bottarini





Joan Bottarini





Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer