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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 23, 2021
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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.
Departure of Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary
On November 23, 2021, Michael F. Winterscheidt informed SciPlay Corporation (the “Company”) that he would like to transition to a part-time role and, accordingly, will leave his full-time position as Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary and transition to a consulting role to provide general accounting and advisory consulting services effective upon the close of business on November 30, 2021 (the “Separation Date”). Daniel O’Quinn, the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, will serve as the Company’s principal accounting officer effective as of the Separation Date. For biographical information with respect to Mr. O’Quinn, see the information provided under the heading “Departure of Chief Financial Officer and Appointment of Interim Chief Financial Officer” in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 6, 2021, which information is incorporated herein by reference. Mr. O’Quinn will not receive any additional compensation in respect of such responsibilities.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 23, 2021, the Company’s parent Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games”) entered into an agreement in principle to settle a previously disclosed class action lawsuit from 2018 brought in Washington State related to the Company’s online social casino games. Given that the Company has become a separate publicly traded company since the lawsuit was filed in 2018, and that this matter relates to the Company’s games as a legacy business within Scientific Games, the settlement amount of $24.5 million will be paid by the Company. The Company has made certain changes to its games in connection with the litigation and this settlement in principle.
The Company first disclosed this matter in its Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on April 5, 2019. The agreement in principle, which is signed by both Scientific Games and the Company, remains subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
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: November 23, 2021||By:||/s/ Daniel O’Quinn|
|Title:||Interim Chief Financial Officer|