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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 30, 2021


Monster Beverage Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


001-18761   47-1809393
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


1 Monster Way

Corona, California 92879
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(951) 739 - 6200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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 registered
Common Stock MNST Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







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


On December 30, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Monster Beverage Corporation (the “Company”) elected Ms. Ana Demel to serve as a director of the Company, effective as of December 31, 2021. Ms. Demel will receive customary fees and equity awards from the Company for serving as a director in accordance with the Company’s non-employee director compensation program.


Additional information on Ms. Demel is provided below:


Ana Demel—Chair of the Board of Directors of Pro Mujer, Inc. and Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law. Since January 1, 2021, Ms. Demel has served as the Chair of the board of directors of Pro Mujer, Inc., a women’s development non-profit that brings financial services, entrepreneurship training, and basic health services to low-income women in Latin America. Ms. Demel has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law since 2009. Prior to 2009, Ms. Demel was a partner at the international law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP where her practice focused on international financing and business transactions, particularly in Latin America. Ms. Demel advised public and private sector clients on a variety of transactions, including structured finance, project finance and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Demel’s spouse is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, a law firm that rendered services totaling approximately $0.69 million to the Company in 2021.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language).






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.


Monster Beverage Corporation


Date: January 3, 2022 /s/ Hilton H. Schlosberg
  Hilton H. Schlosberg
  Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Co-Chief Executive Officer