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): September 6, 2016
THE GYMBOREE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
|(Commission File Number)||
500 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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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 September 6, 2016, the Company announced that Peter Sassi, the Company’s Chief Planning Officer, would be leaving the Company, effective September 9, 2016, to pursue other interests. In connection with his cessation of employment, Mr. Sassi will receive severance and benefits in accordance with the terms of his participation in the Company’s Management Severance Plan, as amended.
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.
|THE GYMBOREE CORPORATION|
|Date: September 9, 2016|
|By:||/s/ MARK BREITBARD|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|