Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2019





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-35720   45-3052669

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

15 Koch Road, Suite K,

Corte Madera, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 924-1005


(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 5, 2019, RH (“RH” or the “Company”) announced (i) the resignation of Ryno Blignaut as President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and (ii) the appointment of Jack Preston as Chief Financial Officer.

In order to assist with an orderly handover of his responsibilities to Mr. Preston, Mr. Blignaut has indicated to the Board of Directors his willingness to remain in the roles of Chief Financial Officer including his role of Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer through the filing of RH’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2018 and that his resignation will take effect on April 3, 2019 or such earlier date that the Company elects to file its Form 10-K. On February 27, 2019, the Board approved the transition from Mr. Blignaut to Mr. Preston.

Mr. Blignaut has indicated to RH that his resignation (i) is not the result of any dispute or disagreement with RH’s accounting principles or practices or financial statements and disclosures, and (ii) is motivated by personal reasons related to health considerations.

No family relationship exists between Mr. Preston and any of RH’s directors or executive officers.

There are no related-party transactions in which Mr. Preston or any of his immediate family members has an interest that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Preston and the resignation of Mr. Blignaut is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





99.1    Press release dated March 5, 2019—RH Announces CFO Transition.


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 5, 2019     By:  

/s/ Gary Friedman

      Gary Friedman
      Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer