Washington, D.C. 20549













Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 20, 2020



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


001-35239   (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   20-8874704
(Commission File Number)       (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

8760 Clay Road,

Houston, Texas




 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)       (Zip Code)


(713) 864-1358

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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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 on which registered 

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share FRAN The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Purchase Rights of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share N/A The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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).


Emerging growth company ¨


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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 March 20, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Ms. Susan P. McGalla as a Class II independent director, effective March 20, 2020, to serve until the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and until her successor is duly elected and qualified. The Board also appointed Ms. McGalla to serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee.


In connection with her service as a director, Ms. McGalla will receive the Company’s standard non-employee director cash and equity compensation, which is described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 2019. Ms. McGalla’s initial cash retainer will be prorated based on the remaining service period thereof following her appointment to the Board.


There was no arrangement or understanding between Ms. McGalla and any other person pursuant to which Ms. McGalla was appointed as a director of the Company and Ms. McGalla has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On March 20, 2020, the Company announced that it will postpone its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2019 earnings announcement and will make an announcement in the future regarding the new date for the release of earnings.


This information shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.


Item 8.01. Other Events.


On March 20, 2020, the Company announced it has temporarily closed substantially all of its stores effective March 20, 2020. The remainder of its stores will remain open, subject to monitoring of the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, with limited hours of operation.







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: March 23, 2020 By: /s/ Cindy Thomassee
    Cindy Thomassee
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer