2020-03-26 8-K (Corona Pay Adjustment; Krafcik Resignation)
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Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
March 25, 2020
TrueCar, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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120 Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Monica, California 90401
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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.

Resignation of John Krafcik

On March 25, 2020, John Krafcik informed TrueCar, Inc. (the “Company”) of his resignation from the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, effective on March 31, 2020. Mr. Krafcik’s resignation was not due to any disagreement with the Company. Following the receipt of Mr. Krafcik’s resignation, the Board reduced the size of the Board from nine to eight directors with an effective date of March 31, 2020.

Reduction in Officer Base Salaries

On March 26, 2020, in light of the uncertainty caused by the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Compensation and Workforce Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board reduced the base salaries of the executive officers of the Company as set forth below, effective April 1, 2020:
Current Base Salary
New Base Salary
Michael D. Darrow


Noel B. Watson


Simon E. Smith


Jeffrey J. Swart


The reduction in the executive officers’ base salaries will be effective until the Company determines, in its discretion, to wholly or partially reinstate the current base salaries.

Item 8.01    Other Information.

On March 25, 2020, in light of the same considerations, beginning on April 1, 2020 and continuing until Mr. Darrow’s base salary is restored, the Board reduced by 20% the amount of the base cash retainer payable to members of the Board.

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.
/s/ Jeff Swart
Jeff Swart
EVP, General Counsel & Secretary
 Date:  March 26, 2020