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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2022

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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.

Form of PSU Award Agreement

On June 17, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of GitLab Inc. (the “Company”), upon the recommendation of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board, approved a form of Global Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement (the “Form of PSU Award Agreement”) under the Company’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”) in connection with the granting of performance-based stock units (“PSUs”), as further described below.

The Form of PSU Award Agreement provides for the granting of PSUs which generally become eligible to vest upon the achievement of one or more performance criteria established at the time of grant and the satisfaction of any time-based vesting requirement, as applicable. The number of PSUs, if any, that will be earned pursuant to a PSU award will depend on the level of performance achieved with respect to the performance goals during the performance period.

The foregoing description is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the 2021 Plan, which was filed on September 17, 2021 with the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 as Exhibit 10.3 and is incorporated herein by reference, and the Form of PSU Award Agreement, which will be filed with the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the six months ending July 31, 2022.

Equity Awards

The Committee, in consultation with its external compensation consultant, regularly evaluates our executive compensation programs to ensure that they support retention and a strong pay-for-performance culture, provide competitive compensation opportunities, and align with our long-term business objectives. On June 14, 2022, the Committee recommended to the Board that the Board approve one-time equity awards consisting of PSUs and restricted stock units (“RSUs”). On June 17, 2022, the Board approved the one-time equity awards (the “Awards”) to key executives, including the individuals listed in the following table, in order to: (1) support retention of key executives in a competitive market and reinforce a pay for performance culture, (2) motivate such key executives who are nearing the end of valuable pre-IPO grants to achieve ambitious long term goals and (3) further align the rewards for such key executives with achieving the long term goals of the Company. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer is not receiving any Awards referenced herein. Key executives who received the Awards include the Company’s Section 16 Officers and Named Executive Officers, as set forth in the following table.

OfficerTarget PSUsTarget RSUs
Brian Robins, Chief Financial Officer
Michael McBride, Chief Revenue Officer
Eric Johnson, Chief Technology Officer
Robin J. Schulman, Chief Legal Officer, Head of Corporate Affairs, and Corporate Secretary


The PSU Awards will vest if the Company achieves certain revenue-based performance goals (the “Performance Goals”) as of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2025 (the “Performance Period”). On or as soon as practicable following certification of achievement, the earned PSUs will be converted into RSUs which will vest in equal twenty-five percent increments over four quarters and will be settled in shares of Class A Common Stock. The date of the first vesting will be on or about the date on which the satisfaction of the Performance Goals has been certified by the Committee following completion of the Performance Period.

We believe the time and performance-based conditions (as applicable) associated with the PSU Awards are extremely rigorous and appropriately align the incentives of these key executives with the interests of our stockholders.

In case of a change of control of the Company before the expiration of the Performance Period, the PSUs will vest in equal 25% increments over four fiscal quarters as of the date of the change of control to the extent the Performance Goals have been achieved. The Committee will determine the achievement of the Performance Goals by comparing the revenue realized at the end of the quarter immediately preceding the public announcement of the change of control against pre-set target quarterly revenues determined by the Committee at the date of grant of the PSUs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a grantee’s employment terminates due to an involuntary termination without “cause” or a resignation for “good reason” (each as defined in the grantee’s offer letter addendum, if applicable), in each case, within three months preceding or twelve months following a change of control, then the then-outstanding earned PSUs will vest in full. This acceleration will only be effective if the grantee returns an effective release of general claims against the company within 60 days of such qualifying termination.

In the event of death or disability of a grantee, the PSUs will vest if the Performance Goals measured as of the quarter immediately preceding the death or disability as described above in the case of a change of control, have been achieved and the earned PSUs will accelerate to the extent provided in the Company’s Death and Disability Policy.

The PSU Awards are all otherwise subject to the terms and conditions of the 2021 Plan and the Form of PSU Award Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference


The RSUs will vest quarterly over four years, subject to the grantee’s continued employment through the applicable vesting date. Vesting in the event the grantee’s employment is terminated by the Company without cause or, if applicable, by the grantee for good reason, will be determined in accordance with such grantee’s addendum to their offer letter, if applicable. Vesting of the RSUs will accelerate in the event of death or disability in accordance with the Company’s Death and Disability Policy.

The RSUs were granted under the 2021 Plan using a restricted stock award agreement substantially consistent with the form of restricted stock award agreement previously filed by the Company with its Registration Statement on Form S-1 on September 17, 2021 as Exhibit 10.3. The foregoing description is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the 2021 Plan and the form of restricted stock award agreement previously filed, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 17, 2022, the Company held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and the following proposals were adopted:

1.Election of two Class I directors, Matthew Jacobson and Sytse Sijbrandij, each to serve a three-year term, which will expire at the 2025 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until such time as their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal:

NomineesShares ForShares AgainstShares AbstainingBroker Non-Votes
Matthew Jacobson727,455,2014,423,27916,246,701
Sytse Sijbrandij728,169,2683,709,21216,246,701

2.Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2023:

Shares ForShares AgainstShares Abstaining

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
GitLab Inc.
Dated: June 22, 2022By: /s/ Brian Robins
  Brian Robins
Chief Financial Officer