KKR & Co. Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 01/03/2022 17:24:29)


Washington, DC 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 31, 2021

KKR & Co. Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 (Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

30 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (212) 750-8300
(Address, zip code, and telephone number, including
area code, of registrant’s principal executive office.)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which
Common Stock
New York Stock Exchange
6.00% Series C Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock
New York Stock Exchange
4.625% Subordinated Notes due 2061 of KKR Group Finance Co. IX LLC
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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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 December 31, 2021, Matthew Cohler was appointed to the Board of Directors of KKR & Co. Inc.

Mr. Cohler will receive the customary 2022 annual cash retainer for non-executive directors of $110,000, which will be prorated based on his date of appointment. In addition, Mr. Cohler received a prorated portion of the 2022 annual equity grant for non-executive directors, which is equal to 2,330 restricted stock units under the Amended and Restated KKR & Co. Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan and will vest on October 1, 2022. Mr. Cohler also entered into KKR’s customary indemnification agreement for non-executive directors.

Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On December 31, 2021, KKR Management LLP, by a written consent of the sole holder of the Series I preferred stock of KKR & Co. Inc., approved the increase in the number of directors constituting the entire Board to sixteen directors and approved the appointment of Mr. Cohler.

Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure

A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Cohler to the Board of KKR is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

As provided in General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01 and the exhibit furnished by this Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall they be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Press release of KKR & Co. Inc., dated January 3, 2022, announcing the appointment of Matthew Cohler as director (this exhibit is furnished and not filed).
Exhibit 104
Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted in Inline XBRL.


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.

Date: January 3, 2022
/s/ Christopher Lee
 Christopher Lee
 Assistant Secretary

Exhibit 99.1

KKR Appoints Matthew Cohler as New Independent Director
New York — January 3, 2022 — KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) today announced that Matthew Cohler has been appointed to the Board of Directors of KKR & Co. Inc. effective December 31, 2021.  His appointment will bring the number of independent directors to twelve out of a total of sixteen Board seats.
Mr. Cohler is a former General Partner at the venture capital firm Benchmark, where for over a decade he led early-stage investments in Internet and software startup businesses.
KKR’s other independent directors include Adriane Brown (Managing Partner of Flying Fish Partners), Mary Dillon (Executive Chair of Ulta Beauty, Inc.), Joseph Grundfest (Stanford Law Professor and former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission), Arturo Gutiérrez (Chief Executive Officer of Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V.), John Hess (Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation), Dane Holmes (Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eskalera, Inc.), Xavier Niel (Deputy Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Iliad SA), Patricia Russo (former Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent), Thomas Schoewe (former Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart), Robert Scully (former member of the Office of the Chairman of Morgan Stanley) and Evan Spiegel (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Snap Inc.).
About KKR
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.
Investor Relations:
Craig Larson
Tel: +1-877-610-4910 (U.S.) / +1-212-230-9410

Kristi Huller
Tel: +1-212-750-8300

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