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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): February 14, 2024



eBay Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-37713 77-0430924
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)



2025 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125

(Address of principal executive offices)


(408) 376-7108

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable.

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


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))




Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of exchange on which registered
Common stock EBAY The Nasdaq Global Select Market




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


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On February 14, 2024, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of eBay Inc. (the “Company”) increased its size to 10 members and appointed Zane Rowe as a member of the Board and the Audit Committee of the Board, effective February 16, 2024. His term will expire at the Company’s 2024 annual meeting of stockholders or at such time as his respective successor has been elected and qualified.


As a non-employee director, Mr. Rowe is entitled to receive the same compensation paid by the Company to each of its non-employee directors as described under “Compensation of Directors” in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement for its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 28, 2023, which description is incorporated herein by reference. In addition, the Company will enter into its form of Indemnity Agreement with Mr. Rowe, a copy of which has been filed as Exhibit 10.01 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 as filed with the SEC on July 15, 1998.


There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Rowe and any other persons pursuant to which he was appointed as a director. Furthermore, there are no transactions between Mr. Rowe and the Company that would be required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


On February 15, 2024, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Rowe’s appointment to the Board, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 are furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


The following materials are attached as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K:


Number   Description
99.1   Press Release, dated February 15, 2024
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




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.


  eBay Inc.
Date: February 15, 2024 /s/ Molly Finn
  Name: Molly Finn
  Title: Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate & Assistant Secretary

Exhibit 99.1

eBay Inc. Announces New Member to Board of Directors


New independent director, Zane Rowe, brings significant expertise in finance, strategy and technology development


San Jose, CA - February 15, 2024 -- eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, today announced the appointment of Zane Rowe to its Board of Directors, effective February 16, 2024. Zane has also been appointed to eBay’s Audit Committee.


“We are excited to welcome Zane to our Board of Directors,” said Paul Pressler, Chairman of the Board, eBay Inc. “Zane will bring extensive experience in business strategy, corporate finance and technology development having worked with some of today’s leading global technology organizations. His expertise will help eBay further its strategy and aid in its focus on delivering long-term shareholder value.”


Zane Rowe currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Workday, Inc., an international enterprise software company, where he is responsible for accounting, business finance, investor relations, tax and treasury, in addition to advising on business strategy and product development as well as serving as an executive sponsor for the company’s ESG efforts. Prior to Workday, Zane was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VMware, Inc., a global technology company, where he oversaw the company’s finance and accounting functions and corporate development, as well as the Business Operations function, which included the CIO and CSO organizations. Earlier in his career, Zane held roles at EMC Corporation, Apple, United Continental Holdings and Continental Airlines. Zane holds a B.S. from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from San Diego State University.


“I am pleased to join eBay’s Board of Directors,” said Zane Rowe. “As a global commerce leader, I see tremendous opportunity for eBay to continue to drive innovation, reshape and redefine the future of ecommerce for sellers and buyers around the world. I look forward to supporting eBay’s leadership team as they continue to execute against their strategy and create long-term, sustainable growth for the community and shareholders alike.”


As a matter of practice, the Board of Directors regularly evaluates the composition of the board and considers how they can maintain the appropriate mix of skills, qualifications and diversity of backgrounds to best oversee the business and long-term strategy of the company. Following these changes, eBay Inc.’s Board of Directors will be composed of ten directors, nine of whom are independent.




About eBay Inc.

eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is a global commerce leader that connects people and builds communities to create economic opportunity for all. Our technology empowers millions of buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets around the world, providing everyone the opportunity to grow and thrive. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2022, eBay enabled nearly $74 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.


Investor Relations Contact: John Egbert, ir@ebay.com


Media Relations Contact: Trina Somera, press@ebay.com

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