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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): August 13, 2021




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2005 East Indian School Road

Phoenix, Arizona 85016

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (602) 366-3999



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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 August 11, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Leslie’s, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from nine to ten members and elected James Ray, Jr. to the Board, effective August 13, 2021. The Board also appointed Mr. Ray to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee of the Board.

Mr. Ray will receive compensation for service as a non-employee director of the Company consistent with the compensation generally provided to other non-employee directors, as determined by the Board from time to time. Compensation for the Company’s non-employee directors is described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 23, 2020.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Ray and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Ray was selected as a director. Mr. Ray has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Mr. Ray, age 57, served from 2013 to 2020 in various leadership capacities at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc, most recently as President of STANLEY Engineered Fastening. He previously served from 2009 to 2013 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of TE Connectivity Inc. (f/k/a Tyco Electronics) where he was responsible for its North and South American Automotive connectivity business.  From 1993 to 2009 Mr. Ray served in numerous engineering and operational leadership roles at General Motors Company, where he began his career, and at Delphi Corporation following its spin-off from GM.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.




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/ Steven M. Weddell




Steven M. Weddell




Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Date: August 13, 2021