As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2023
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
The Securities Act of 1933
EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1111 Expedia Group Way W
Seattle, WA 98119
(Address of principal executive offices)
SIXTH AMENDED AND RESTATED EXPEDIA GROUP, INC. 2005 STOCK AND ANNUAL INCENTIVE PLAN
(Full title of the plan)
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Expedia Group, Inc.
1111 Expedia Group Way W
Seattle, WA 98119
(Name and address of agent for service)
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
|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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ¨
We are filing this Registration Statement to register an additional 6,000,000 shares of our Common Stock for issuance under the Sixth Amended and Restated Expedia Group, Inc. 2005 Stock and Annual Incentive Plan (the “Expedia Group 2005 Plan”). The increase in the number of shares authorized for issuance under the Expedia Group 2005 Plan was approved by our stockholders at our 2023 annual meeting held on May 31, 2023. On December 20, 2011, we filed with the Commission a Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 on Form S-8 to the Registration Statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-178650) (the “Prior Registration Statement”), registering 29,200,000 shares of our Common Stock, of which 28,500,000 shares of our Common Stock were issuable pursuant to the Expedia Group 2005 Plan, and on July 30, 2013; July 31, 2015; September 20, 2016; and July 31, 2020, respectively, we filed with the Commission additional Registrations on Form S-8 (Registration Nos. 333-190254, 333-205996, 333-213715 and 333-240255, respectively) registering an additional 6,000,000, 8,000,000, 10,000,000 and 8,000,000 shares of our Common Stock, respectively, that were issuable pursuant to the Expedia Group 2005 Plan.
This Registration Statement relates to securities of the same class as that to which the Prior Registration Statement relates, and is submitted in accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8 regarding Registration of Additional Securities. Pursuant to General Instruction E to Form S-8, the contents of the Prior Registration Statement are incorporated herein by reference and made part of this Registration Statement, except as amended hereby.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
Information required by Part I to be contained in the Section 10(a) prospectus is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act and the Note to Part I of Form S-8.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
ITEM 3. INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
Except to the extent furnished and not filed with the Commission pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, or as otherwise permitted by Commission rules, the following documents previously filed by Expedia Group with the Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are hereby incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:
•Expedia Group’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Commission on February 10, 2023. •Expedia Group’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2023 and June 30, 2023, filed with the Commission on May 5, 2023 and August 3, 2023, respectively. •The description of the Company’s common stock contained in Exhibit 4.1 to Expedia Group’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Commission on February 10, 2023.
All documents filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, subsequent to the date of the filing of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment that indicates that all securities registered hereunder have been sold, or that deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of the filing of such documents. Any statement contained herein or in a document, all or a
portion of which is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein, shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
ITEM 4. DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES
ITEM 5. INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL
ITEM 6. INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
The Registrant’s certificate of incorporation limits, to the maximum extent permitted by Delaware law, the personal liability of directors for monetary damages for breach of their fiduciary duties as a director. The Registrant’s bylaws provide mandatory indemnification to the fullest extent authorized by the Delaware General Corporation Law with respect to actions, suits, or proceedings that a person is party to, or threatened to be made a party to or otherwise involved in, by reason of the fact that he/she or a person of whom he/she is the legal representative is or was a director or officer of the Registrant, or by reason of the fact that he/she is or was a director or officer of the Registrant and serving in certain other capacities; provided that any such person has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in the Delaware General Corporation Law described below and that, with certain exceptions relating to suits to enforce rights to indemnification, such persons will be indemnified with respect to actions or suits initiated by such persons only if such action was first approved by the board of directors. The Registrant’s bylaws include within this right to indemnification the right to be paid by the Registrant the expenses incurred in defending such a proceeding in advance of its final disposition; provided that, in certain circumstances, the person provides an undertaking to the Registrant to repay such expenses, if it is ultimately determined that such party was not entitled to indemnity by the Registrant. From time to time, the Registrant’s officers and directors may be provided with indemnification agreements that are consistent with or greater than the foregoing provisions. The Registrant has policies of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance which insure directors and officers against the costs of defense, settlement and/or payment of judgment under certain circumstances. The Registrant believes that these agreements and arrangements are necessary to attract and retain qualified persons as directors and officers.
The Registrant is incorporated in the State of Delaware. Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides that a corporation may indemnify any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of certain other entities against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with such action if he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful; provided that with respect to proceedings by or in the right of a corporation to procure a judgment in its favor, (a) a corporation may only indemnify such a person against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with the defense or settlement of such action and (b) no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Delaware Court of Chancery or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Delaware Court of Chancery, or such other court, shall deem proper.
ITEM 7. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED
ITEM 8. EXHIBITS
ITEM 9. UNDERTAKINGS
(a)The undersigned Registrant, Expedia Group, Inc., hereby undertakes:
(1)to file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
(i)to include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii)to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;
(iii)to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the
Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.
(2)that, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; and
(3)to remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(b)The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c)Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act, and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Seattle, State of Washington, on August 3, 2023.
EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.
/s/ Robert Dzielak
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Robert Dzielak his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and revocation, in his or her name and on his or her behalf, to do any and all acts and things and execute, in the name of the undersigned, any and all instruments which said attorney-in-fact and agent may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Company to comply with the Securities Act, and any rules, regulations, or requirements of the Commission in respect thereof, in connection with the filing with the Commission of this Registration Statement under the Securities Act, including specifically but without limitation, power and authority to sign the name of the undersigned to such Registration Statement, and any amendments to such Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments), and to file the same with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Commission and any applicable securities exchange or securities regulatory body, to sign any and all applications, registration statements, notices or other documents necessary or advisable to comply with applicable securities laws, including without limitation state securities laws, and to file the same, together with other documents in connection therewith with the appropriate authorities, including without limitation state securities authorities, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent, full power and authority to do and to perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully and to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent, or his substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This Power of Attorney may be signed in several counterparts.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities set forth below on August 3, 2023.
/s/ PETER KERN
Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
|/s/ JULIE WHALEN|
Chief Financial Officer and Director
(Principal Financial Officer)
/s/ LANCE SOLIDAY
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
(Principal Accounting Officer)
/s/ BARRY DILLER
Chairman of the Board, Senior Executive and Director
/s/ BEVERLY ANDERSON
/s/ M. MOINA BANERJEE
|M. Moina Banerjee|
/s/ CHELSEA CLINTON
/s/ HENRIQUE DUBUGRAS
/s/ CRAIG JACOBSON
/s/ DARA KHOSROWSHAHI
/s/ PATRICIA MENENDEZ CAMBO
|Patricia Menendez Cambo|
|/s/ ALEX VON FURSTENBERG|
|Alex von Furstenberg|
Calculation of Filing Fee Table
EXPEDIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Table 1—Newly Registered Securities
|Security Type||Security Class Title||Fee Calculation Rule||Amount Registered||Proposed Maximum Offering Price Per Unit||Maximum Aggregate Offering Price||Fee Rate||Amount of Registration Fee|
Common Shares, par value $0.0001 per share(1)
|Rule 457(c) and 457(h)|
|Total Offering Amounts||$721,155,000.00||$79,471.28|
|Total Fee Offsets||—|
|Net Fee Due||$79,471.28|
(1)This Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) registers the issuance of 6,000,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.0001 (“Common Stock”), of Expedia Group, Inc. (“Expedia Group” or the “Company”) under the Sixth Amended and Restated Expedia Group, Inc. 2005 Stock and Annual Incentive Plan.
(2)Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers additional securities that may be offered as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.
(3)Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) promulgated under the Securities Act. The offering price per share and the aggregate offering price are calculated using the average of the $121.615 (high) and $118.77 (low) prices per share for Expedia Group Common Stock trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on July 27, 2023, which date is within five business days prior to filing this Registration Statement.
|August 03, 2023|
Expedia Group, Inc.
1111 Expedia Group Way W
Seattle, WA 98119
|Re: Expedia Group, Inc. Registration Statement on Form S-8|
We have acted as special counsel for Expedia Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) of a registration statement on Form S-8 filed on the date hereof (the “Registration Statement”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), with respect to the registration of 6,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Shares”) pursuant to the Company’s Sixth Amended and Restated Expedia Group, Inc. 2005 Stock and Annual Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).
We have examined originals or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction of (i) the Registration Statement, (ii) the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, as amended and supplemented to date, (iii) the Amended and Restated By-laws of the Company, as amended to date, (iv) the corporate proceedings with respect to the filing of the Registration Statement, (v) the corporate proceedings taken with respect to the sale and issuance of the Shares under the Plan, and (vi) such other corporate records, agreements, documents and instruments and certificates or comparable documents of public officials and officers and representatives of the Company as we have deemed necessary or appropriate for the expression of the opinions contained herein. In such examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as photostatic or certified copies and the authenticity of the originals of such copies.
Based upon and subject to the foregoing, and subject to the additional assumptions and qualifications set forth below, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized and, when and to the extent issued, delivered and paid for in accordance with the Plan, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
The opinion expressed above is limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the federal securities laws of the United States of America.
This opinion letter is limited to the matters stated herein, and no opinion is implied or may be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated. We hereby consent to the use of our opinion as herein set forth as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the use of our name under the caption “Legal Matters” in the prospectus forming a part of the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not hereby admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder or Item 509 of Regulation S-K.
|/s/ BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP|
Baker & McKenzie LLP is a member of Baker & McKenzie International.
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8) pertaining to the Sixth Amended and Restated Expedia Group, Inc. 2005 Stock and Annual Incentive Plan of our reports dated February 9, 2023, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of Expedia Group, Inc. and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Expedia Group, Inc. included in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
August 3, 2023
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