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) September 25, 2020

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6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD
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Common Stock, $0.001 par valueLQDTNasdaq

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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.

In connection with Mr. Lutz’s previously disclosed departure as Vice President, Human Resources of Liquidity Services, Inc. (the “Company”), the Company formally notified Mr. Lutz of the termination of his employment on September 25, 2020 (the “Termination Date”), which was effective immediately. Further, the parties have mutually determined that Mr. Lutz will no longer serve the Company in a consulting capacity following his departure.

Pursuant to the terms of the Executive Employment Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2012, by and between Mr. Lutz and the Company (the “Employment Agreement”), the Company will pay Mr. Lutz: (1) his base salary through the Termination Date and all other unpaid amounts, if any, to which he is entitled as of the Termination Date in connection with fringe benefits (e.g., accrued but unused paid time off); (2) reimbursement for business expenses incurred through the Termination Date in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures; and (3) a lump-sum cash payment of $431,116, which is equal to the sum of: (x) $287,411, Mr. Lutz’s base salary, and (y) $143,705, Mr. Lutz’s target bonus for annual incentive compensation. The lump-sum cash payment will be made within 30 days of the Termination Date and will be reduced for applicable taxes and withholdings. No general waiver is required in order for Mr. Lutz to receive the payments he is entitled to under the Employment Agreement.


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: October 1, 2020By:/s/ Mark A. Shaffer
Name:Mark A. Shaffer
Title:Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary