Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 1, 2019
Coty Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 389-7300
(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)
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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.
As previously reported on the Current Report on Form 8-K of Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) (the “Company”) filed on January 14, 2019, Laurent Kleitman left his position as President, Consumer Beauty. On February 1, 2019, the Company and Mr. Kleitman entered into a separation agreement under which Mr. Kleitman will receive the severance benefits provided for under his existing employment agreement (previously filed as Exhibit 10.26 to the Company’s Form 10-K filed August 23, 2017) as if his employment were terminated without Cause, as well as certain supplemental severance amounts so long as he provides the release and complies with the post-termination employment covenants, in each case contemplated by the separation agreement. Pursuant to the separation agreement, Mr. Kleitman will continue to receive his fixed and variable remuneration and benefits in kind until October 31, 2019. The supplemental severance amount includes the payment of an additional twelve months of base salary (equal to $812,000, less applicable withholding and statutory deductions).

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the separation agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2019.

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.
Coty Inc.
Date: February 7, 2019
/s/Greerson G. McMullen
Greerson G. McMullen
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary