Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2021 (March 26, 2021)
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Delaware   001-33805   26-0354783
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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.
(b) On March 26, 2021, Robert Shafir notified Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. (the “Company”) of his decision to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective April 1, 2021.
(d) On March 26, 2021, the Board appointed Wayne Cohen, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to serve as a Class I director of the Company, effective April 1, 2021, for a term that coincides with the remainder of the three-year term of the existing Class I directors, at which point it is anticipated that he will stand for reelection.
Mr. Cohen was designated by James Levin for appointment to the Board pursuant to Mr. Levin’s Partner Agreement amendment, dated June 9, 2020, pursuant to which Mr. Levin, in consultation with the Company’s Partner Management Committee, has the right to nominate a member of the Partner Management Committee to succeed Mr. Shafir on the Board of Directors.
Item 5.02(d)(4) – Transactions with related persons - In connection with the refinancing transaction completed by the Company on November 13, 2020, the Operating Partnerships repaid all obligations under that certain Senior Subordinated Term Loan and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of February 7, 2019, including approximately $241,494 paid to Mr. Cohen in respect of his interest as a lender thereunder, and delivered a notice of redemption and paid the redemption price to holders of their Class A Cumulative Preferred Units, including approximately $199,374 paid to Mr. Cohen in respect of the Class A Cumulative Preferred Units held by him. Such $440,868 payment in the aggregate to Mr. Cohen was made in full satisfaction of a principal balance of $508,116.

Withdrawal of Chief Executive Officer

On March 26, 2021, Robert Shafir entered into partner agreements, dated March 26, 2021, between Mr. Shafir and each of the Sculptor Operating Partnerships, in order to effectuate the Limited Partner’s Withdrawal from the Operating Partnerships on April 1, 2021.
The partner agreements provide that:
Mr. Shafir is appointed as a senior adviser of the Sculptor group through December 31, 2021.
Mr. Shafir will receive a one-time cash payment in the amount of $1,500,000 in satisfaction of his remaining salary for the 2021 fiscal year.
Mr. Shafir will receive a one-time payment in the amount of $3,000,000 in satisfaction of his 2021 bonus, to be paid $1,860,000 in cash and $1,140,000 in vested Class A Shares.
Mr. Shafir will retain (i) 777,820 RSUs (including distribution equivalent units) and an unvested deferred cash interest (“DCI”) balance of $6,281,331 (as of March 1, 2021) awarded over the course of Mr. Shafir’s term in satisfaction of Mr. Shafir’s Sign-On RSU Award and Annual RSU Awards, which shall vest on April 1, 2021, (and in the case of DCIs, to be based on the DCI balance at such time); and (ii) an unvested DCI balance of $2,854,393 (as of March 1, 2021) with respect to DCIs awarded on February 15, 2019, February 3, 2020 and February 1, 2021 in satisfaction of the deferred portion of Mr. Shafir’s 2018-2020 bonuses, which shall continue to vest under the existing vesting schedules in such awards, (to be based on the DCI balance at such time).
Mr. Shafir will retain 1,000,000 conditionally vested Sign-On PSUs until the expiration of the Performance Period (which remains the sixth anniversary of the February 5, 2018 effective date of Mr. Shafir’s existing partner agreements). Any Sign-On PSUs that have not satisfied the Performance Condition on or prior to the last day of the Performance Period will be forfeited as of such date.
Mr. Shafir will not receive the cash Severance Benefit provided for, and as defined, in the partner agreements, effective February 5, 2018 between Mr. Shafir and each of the Sculptor Operating Partnerships.

Mr. Shafir will be subject to a non-competition covenant until December 10, 2021, prohibiting Mr. Shafir from being employed by any other hedge fund asset manager.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
  By:   /s/ Dava Ritchea
      Dava Ritchea
      Chief Financial Officer and
Executive Managing Director
Date: April 1, 2021