Globally recognized marketing executive to join Elastic bringing
experience working with Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Salesforce, VMware,
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elastic N.V. (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch and the
Elastic Stack, announced that Caryn Marooney has been nominated to join
its Board of Directors. Marooney is a globally recognized marketing
executive who is currently Vice President of Global Communications at
Facebook, a position she’s held for seven years.
“Caryn brings a unique perspective to Elastic, having worked with some
of the most successful companies the technology industry has ever seen,”
said Shay Banon, founder and CEO of Elastic. “We are excited to have
Caryn join our team and be a part of our journey, and I am particularly
excited to work closely with her and learn from her experience.”
“I am humbled to be asked to join Elastic’s Board of Directors,” said
Caryn Marooney. “I am excited to work with Elastic’s leadership to
continue serving Elastic’s customers and its wider community by building
search technology that is useful, real-time and flexible.”
Marooney has strong roots in the technology industry, having worked with
many companies who have, and continue to, disrupt the status quo. As CEO
and co-founder of The OutCast Agency, she helped companies like Amazon,
Netflix, Salesforce and VMware build their brands into the household
names that they are. At Facebook, Marooney leads global communications,
shaping the company vision and narrative for Facebook and its family of
apps including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus. Since 2014,
Marooney has served on the board of directors of Zendesk.
Pursuant to Dutch law, Marooney’s nomination to the Board of Directors
is subject to a shareholder vote, expected to be held at an
extraordinary general shareholder meeting in late April 2019. Upon her
election to the Board, Marooney will also be appointed to serve as a
member of the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Elastic is a search company. As the creators of the Elastic Stack
(Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), Elastic builds
self-managed and SaaS offerings that make data usable in real time and
at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Founded
in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians working in
countries around the world. Learn more at elastic.co.
Elastic and associated marks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Elastic N.V. and its subsidiaries. All other company and
product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Important Additional Information and Where You Can Find It
The Company plans to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission
(the “SEC”), and furnish to its shareholders, a proxy statement (the
“Proxy Statement”) in connection with the election of Caryn Marooney to
the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Director Election”), to be voted
upon at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (the
“Extraordinary Meeting”). Anyone who is a shareholder of record or
beneficial owner of the Company’s shares as of the record date will be
entitled to vote their shares at the Extraordinary Meeting.
This communication is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement or any
other document that the Company may file with the SEC or send to its
shareholders. SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY
STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE
WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND THE DIRECTOR ELECTION.
Shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement
(when it becomes available), any solicitation materials and any other
documents filed with the SEC by the Company through the website
maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov
or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations department at +1 (650)
695-1055 or email@example.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
The directors and executive officers of the Company may be deemed to be
participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the
Company in connection with the Director Election. Information regarding
the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect
of the Extraordinary Meeting will be included in the Proxy Statement.
Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements that are
subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are
based on management’s current expectations. Various important factors
could cause actual results to differ materially, including the risks
identified in our SEC filings. The Company disclaims any obligation to
update any forward-looking statement contained in this report and the
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