Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 5, 2019
Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported)  
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(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
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6333 North State Highway 161, 4th Floor
Irving, Texas 75038
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(972) 870-6400
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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 April 5, 2019, Lance G. Dunn, who has served as a director of Blucora, Inc. (the “Company”) since 2012 and serves on the Audit Committee, informed the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company that he plans to retire from the Board effective on the date of the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”), which is May 23, 2019. Mr. Dunn will continue to serve as a director until the 2019 Annual Meeting. The decision made by Mr. Dunn to no longer serve on the Board is not the result of any disagreement with the Company.

Following Mr. Dunn’s retirement, the Company’s Audit Committee will consist of three independent directors, and therefore Mr. Dunn’s retirement is not expected to impact the Company’s ability to comply with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(c), which requires that the Company’s Audit Committee consist of at least three independent directors. In addition, following Mr. Dunn’s retirement at the 2019 Annual Meeting, the Board size will be reduced to nine Directors.

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.
Date: April 10, 2019

By:  /s/ Ann J. Bruder
Ann J. Bruder
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary