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): March 18, 2019 (March 14, 2019)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-3610   25-0317820
(State or other Jurisdiction   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)       Identification No.)


390 Park Avenue, New York, New York   10022-4608
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Office of Investor Relations 212-836-2758

Office of the Secretary 212-836-2732


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since 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.


On March 14, 2019, Arconic Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a separation agreement with Charles P. Blankenship, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The separation agreement provides that, subject to Mr. Blankenship’s non-revocation of a general release of claims in favor of the Company and compliance with his obligations under the separation agreement, and in full satisfaction of Mr. Blankenship’s right to receive severance benefits, the Company will provide to Mr. Blankenship a cash payment of $4,600,000.


The separation agreement also contains a mutual non-disparagement covenant, a mutual general release of claims, and a cooperation covenant, as well as an acknowledgement by Mr. Blankenship that he continues to be bound by the terms of the Confidentiality, Developments, Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement between him and the Company, dated as of October 19, 2017.


The foregoing description of the separation agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the separation agreement filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.




The following is filed as an exhibit to this report:


Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Separation Agreement between Arconic Inc. and Charles P. Blankenship, dated as of March 14, 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.


Dated:   March 18, 2019 By: /s/ Katherine H. Ramundo  
  Name: Katherine H. Ramundo  
  Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary