ACADEMY SPORTS & OUTDOORS, INC. : Change of Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (Form 8-K)


Article 5.02 Departure of directors or certain officers; Election of directors; Appointment of certain leaders; Compensatory arrangement of certain executives.

The meeting of Theresa E. Palermo to the board of directors

Effective July 21, 2022, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Academy Sports
and Outdoors, Inc. (the "Company") increased the size of the Board from eight to
nine directors and filled the vacancy created by such increase by appointing
Theresa E. Palermo, 46, as an independent Class II director. Ms. Palermo's
initial term will expire on the date of the Company's 2025 Annual Meeting of
Stockholders and until her successor shall be elected and qualified or until her
earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal. Ms. Palermo
will serve on the Nominating and Governance Committee (the "Governance
Committee") of the Board.

Ms. Palermo has served as Senior Vice President, Connected Commerce and
Marketing at Signet Jewelers Limited, since October 2019. Ms. Palermo also
served as Senior Vice President, Marketing of Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. from
August 2017 until October 2019. Ms. Palermo has also served as Executive Vice
President and Chief Marketing Officer of Vera Bradley Inc. from April 2015 until
August 2017. Ms. Palermo held other senior positions and roles at Fossil Group
Inc., Collective Brands, Inc., The Timberland Company, Polaroid Corporation, and
United Communications Group Limited. She is a graduate of Auburn University with
a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and earned a Master of Business
Administration from Simmons University.

The Council selected Mrs Palermo because of his background in digital commerce/e-commerce, business strategy, customer loyalty, marketing and technology as a retailer.

The Board has determined that Ms. Palermo qualifies as an independent director
under the corporate governance standards of Nasdaq, and that there are no
arrangement or understanding between Ms. Palermo and any other person pursuant
to which she was elected as a director. There are no transactions in which Ms.
Palermo has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation

In compensation for his service on the Board of Directors and Governance Committee, Mrs Palermo will receive the Company’s standard compensation for non-employee directors, as described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement, which has been filed with the Security and Exchange Commission on April 22, 2022.

Additionally, the Company and Mrs Palermo will enter into the Company’s standard Directors Indemnification Agreement form.

Section 7.01 Disclosure of FD Rules.

On July 21, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing Ms. Palermo's
appointment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated
herein by reference.

The information contained under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being
furnished and shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or
otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be
incorporated by reference into a 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 supporting documents.

(d) Exhibits.

          Exhibit No.                             Description of Exhibit
                   99.1                           Academy Sports and 

Outside, Inc. Press release from July 21, 2022.

                                                  Cover Page Interactive 

Date file (integrated in Inline XBRL

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