Twitter, Inc.
TWITTER, INC. (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/05/2016 16:04:47)




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)

July 5, 2016



Twitter, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

1355 Market Street, Suite 900

San Francisco, California 94103

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(415) 222-9670

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(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.

Board of Directors

On July 1, 2016, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) appointed Bret Taylor to serve as a member of the Board, effective immediately.  Mr. Taylor will serve in the class of directors whose term expires at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2017.  Twitter announced the appointment in a press release, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1.  


Since, September 2012, Mr. Taylor, age 35, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Quip, Inc., a productivity software company.  Until June 2007, Mr. Taylor served as Group Product Manager at Google Inc., where he co-created Google Maps and the Google Maps API.  Mr. Taylor then joined Benchmark, a venture capital firm, as an entrepreneur-in-residence where he co-founded the social network Friendfeed, Inc.  Mr. Taylor was the Chief Executive Officer of FriendFeed until August 2009, when it was acquired by Facebook, Inc.  Mr. Taylor served as Chief Technology Officer of Facebook from August 2009 until the summer of 2012.  Mr. Taylor serves on the Board of Directors of TASER International, Inc., a protection technologies company.  Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelors of Science and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.


In accordance with Twitter’s Outside Director Compensation Policy, which was described in Twitter’s proxy statement for its 2015 annual meeting of stockholders, Mr. Taylor is entitled to cash and equity compensation for service on the Board and its committees. Mr. Taylor executed Twitter’s standard form of indemnification agreement, which has been previously filed with the SEC.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Taylor and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a member of the Board. There are also no family relationships between Mr. Taylor and any director or executive officer of the Company and he has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.




Item 9.01


Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.












Press Release issued by Twitter, Inc. on July 5, 2016 announcing the appointment of Bret Taylor as a member of its Board of 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.












/s/ Vijaya Gadde




Vijaya Gadde

General Counsel & Secretary

Date:  July 5, 2016












Press Release issued by Twitter, Inc. on July 5, 2016 announcing the appointment of Bret Taylor as a member of its Board of Directors.


Exhibit 99.1


July 5, 2016


Twitter, Inc. Appoints Bret Taylor to the Board of Directors


San Francisco, CA – Twitter, Inc. announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Bret Taylor, founder and CEO of Quip, to serve as a Board member, effective immediately.


“Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening, and beneath its simplicity lies a very sophisticated set of technology,” said Taylor. “I hope to bring my knowledge and experiences to bear to help Jack and the Board push Twitter and its services forward.”


“Bret brings to our Board a great mind for consumer products and technologies that will be invaluable to the company as we execute our plans for 2016 and beyond,” said Omid Kordestani, Twitter’s executive chairman. “His skills also complement those of our other recent Board additions, who bring expertise in finance, media, and entrepreneurship.”


Taylor is currently the CEO and co-founder of Quip (, the modern productivity suite that simplifies your life and helps your team get work done faster. Previously, Bret was the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook, after it acquired FriendFeed, the social network he co-founded in 2007. Prior to that, Bret was a Group Product Manager at Google, where he co-created Google Maps and started Google's Developer product group. Bret has an MS and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.


About Twitter, Inc.

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute, and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. The service can be accessed at, on a variety of mobile devices, and via SMS. Available in more than 40 languages, Twitter reported 310 million monthly active users as of the quarter ended March 31, 2016. For more information, visit or follow @twitter.


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