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Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 1, 2022




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Bermuda  001-35784  98-0691007
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)




7665 Corporate Center Drive, Miami, Florida 33126

(Address of principal executive offices, and Zip Code)


(305) 436-4000

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code



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


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
Ordinary shares, par value $.001 per share NCLH The New York Stock Exchange


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Emerging growth company ¨


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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.


On November 1, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (“NCLH”) appointed Ms. Zillah Ellen Byng-Thorne as a member of the Board. In connection with Ms. Byng-Thorne’s appointment, the Board increased the size of the Board from seven to eight. The Board has determined that Ms. Byng-Thorne qualifies as an independent director pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange.


The Board also appointed Ms. Byng-Thorne to the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Board. Following such appointment, the members of the Audit Committee are Mr. David Abrams, Chairperson, Mr. Russell Galbut, Mr. Harry C. Curtis and Ms. Byng-Thorne and the members of the Compensation Committee are Mr. Harry C. Curtis, Chairperson, Mr. David Abrams, Mr. Russell Galbut and Ms. Byng-Thorne.


Pursuant to NCLH’s Directors’ Compensation Policy, Ms. Byng-Thorne will receive the following compensation: (i) an annual cash retainer of  $100,000, payable in four equal quarterly installments, (ii) $10,000 for each Board or committee meeting located outside of her country of residence and attended in-person, (iii) an annual Audit Committee member cash retainer of $20,000, payable in four equal quarterly installments and (iv) an annual restricted share unit (“RSU”) award on the first business day of each calendar year valued at $195,000 on the date of the award, which will vest in one installment on the first business day of the next calendar year (a pro-rated RSU award for 2022 will be awarded). Beginning in 2023, Ms. Byng-Thorne will have the option to elect to receive all or a portion of her $100,000 annual cash retainer in the form of RSUs in lieu of cash.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ Daniel S. Farkas
    Daniel S. Farkas
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary