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): October 23, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2600 ANSYS Drive, Canonsburg, PA

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code) 


(724) 746-3304

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On October 23, 2018, Fernando Esquivel, the Vice President of Human Resources of ANSYS, Inc. (the “Company”), informed the Company of his resignation from this position and ceasing to be the leader of the Company’s human resources function effective November 16, 2018. Mr. Esquivel will remain with the Company until May 31, 2019 (the “Final Employment Date”) to assist with special projects and transitional matters, and will report to Ajei Gopal, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, until such time.


As consideration for Mr. Esquivel remaining with the Company through the Final Employment Date, the Company has agreed to provide him with the following: (i) his current base salary and benefits through the Final Employment Date, (ii) a payment equal to his target bonus for fiscal year 2018 (or $160,200), (iii) continued vesting in outstanding equity awards in accordance with their terms through the Final Employment Date, and (iv) a lump sum payment of $105,100, less required withholdings, after the Final Employment Date, subject, in each case, to his execution of customary release agreements with the Company.











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.



  ANSYS, Inc.  
October 26, 2018 By: /s/ Janet Lee  
    Janet Lee  
    General Counsel and Secretary