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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 22, 2021



Zumiez Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Washington   000-51300   91-1040022

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

4001 204th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 551-1500



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   ZUMZ   Nasdaq Global Select

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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.

(d) Election of Director

On January 22, 2021, Zumiez Inc. (the “Company”) appointed James P. Murphy to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Murphy will serve as an independent Class I director, for a term expiring at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Murphy will serve on the Company’s Audit Committee.

James P. Murphy, 68, currently serves as the EVP, COO of Costco Wholesale’s International Division. He has been responsible for directing the expansion and operations of Costco’s businesses outside of North America since 2004 and is a member of Costco’s executive committee. Prior to his current position he held a variety of leadership roles including SVP - International, SVP - Europe, SVP - Northeast Region and VP Operations - Northern California. Prior to joining Costco in 1987 he worked for Lucky Stores in a variety of operational roles beginning in 1971. Mr. Murphy has served and continues to serve on a variety of non-profit boards including the University of Portland Board of Regents and the College Success Foundation, where he serves as Vice-Chair. Mr. Murphy earned a M.B.A. from the University of Portland and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Murphy will receive the same compensation as other non-employee Company directors as described in the Company’s 2020 Proxy Statement under the heading “Director Compensation.”

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Murphy and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Murphy was selected as a director. There are no transactions since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, or any currently proposed transactions, with the Company to which Mr. Murphy was or is to be a party, in which Mr. Murphy, or any member of his immediate family, has a direct or indirect material interest. Mr. Murphy has entered into the standard Company’ director indemnification agreement, whereby the Company agrees to indemnify, defend and hold its directors harmless from and against losses and expenses incurred as a result of their board service, subject to the terms and conditions provided in the agreement.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: January 22, 2021     By:  

/s/ Chris Visser

      Chris K. Visser
      Chief Legal Officer & Secretary