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): December 26, 2023
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of Incorporation)(Commission
File Number)
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2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 1000
Arlington, Virginia 22202
(Address of principal executive offices)
(703) 416-8000
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value
Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment or Departure of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 26, 2023, Leonardo US Holding, LLC, the majority stockholder of Leonardo DRS, Inc. (the "Company") the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Company and the proxy holders under the proxy agreement (as such agreement may be amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time, the "Proxy Agreement"), by and between the Company, the proxy holders, Leonardo US Holding, LLC, Leonardo Società per azioni and the United States Department of Defense, extended the term of, and reappointed, General George W. Casey (Ret.) as a proxy holder director to the Board. The appointment is effective January 1, 2024, as approved by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. Gen. Casey’s term as a proxy holder director was due to expire on December 31, 2023. Gen. Casey was reappointed as a Class A proxy holder director through December 31, 2026, or his earlier resignation or removal. Gen. Casey will continue to serve on the Company’s Compensation Committee and Government Security Committee.
Gen. Casey was elected to the Board at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on June 1, 2023 and will stand for reelection at the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Gen. Casey and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as director. Directors receive compensation under the Company’s director compensation program. Additionally, Gen. Casey is a party to the Proxy Agreement, which regulates significant areas of the Company’s governance and a director indemnification agreement, substantially in the form filed as Exhibit 10.16 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. Other than pursuant to the Proxy Agreement, neither Gen. Casey, nor any of his immediate family members, is a party, either directly or indirectly, to any transaction that is required to be reported pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit Number Exhibit Description
        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.



Date: December 26, 2023
/s/ Mark A. Dorfman

Mark A. Dorfman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary