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) November 28, 2017
BED BATH & BEYOND INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
650 Liberty Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(Registrants 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 November 28, 2017, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (the Company) entered into an amendment to its employment agreement dated October 6, 2014 with Susan E. Lattmann, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. The amendment, effective as of November 1, 2017, removes the requirement in the agreement that any severance payable to Ms. Lattmann be reduced by any monetary compensation earned as a result of her employment by another employer or otherwise. The amendment also adds a trigger for severance payments in the event of a constructive termination, defined as the Companys relocation of Ms. Lattmanns place of employment by more than twenty-five miles, or the Companys material breach of one or more terms of the employment agreement. The amendment reduces the period of required post-employment non-competition from two years to one year, but provides the Company with the ability to extend the period of non-competition for an additional year provided the Company also extends severance payments for such additional period. Further, the amendment adds a requirement that Ms. Lattmann deliver a formal release of all claims prior to, and as a condition of, her receipt of any of the severance payments or other post-employment benefits described in the agreement, 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.
|BED BATH & BEYOND INC.|
|Date: November 30, 2017||By:||/s/ Susan E. Lattmann|
Susan E. Lattmann
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)