Washington, D.C. 20549



Date of Report: April 19, 2021
(Date of earliest event)

Turtle Beach Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

44 South Broadway, 4th Floor
White Plains, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip code)

(888) 496-8001
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

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Common Stock, par value $0.001
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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 April 19, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Turtle Beach Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Yie-Hsin Hung as a director of the Company. The Nominating and Governance Committee of the Company recommended Ms. Hung on April 19, 2021, to fill a vacancy created by an increase in the size of the Board.  The Board, on the recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee, has appointed Ms. Hung to serve on the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Ms. Hung currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Investment Management, a role she has held since 2015. Ms. Hung has been with New York Life Investment Management since 2010 and, in addition to serving as the Chief Executive Officer, she is a member of New York Life’s Executive Management Committee.  Prior to her role as CEO, she held a number of leadership roles including Co-President from January 2014 to May 2015, Head of Institutional Investments from March 2012 to December 2013 and Head of Alternative Investments from November 2010 to March 2012. Prior to joining New York Life Investment Management, Ms. Hung was a senior executive at several investment firms, having started her career in investment banking.  Ms. Hung has served as a director/trustee for the fund complex of MainStay MacKay DefinedTerm Municipal Opportunities Fund, MainStay Funds Trust, The Mainstay Funds and MainStay VP Funds Trust since January 2017.  Ms. Hung has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Upon her appointment to the Board, Ms. Hung became entitled to receive an annual cash retainer in the amount of $50,000 and additional annual cash retainers of $5,000 for her service on the Nominating and Governance Committee and $7,500 for her service on the Compensation Committee. In addition, pursuant to the Company’s 2013 Stock-Based Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended, the Company grants Ms. Hung a restricted award of common stock of the Company having a fair market value of $115,000.

Additional information regarding Ms. Hung’s appointment as a director is contained in the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Number



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, thereto duly authorized.
Dated:  April 19, 2021              

/S/ JOHN T. HANSON                                              
John T. Hanson
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary

Exhibit 99.1


The Addition of Ms. Hung Further Enhances the Turtle Beach Board’s Executive Leadership,
Capital Markets, and M&A Expertise as the Gaming Accessory Maker
Continues into its Next Phase of Global Expansion

White Plains, NY – April 19, 2021 – Leading gaming accessory maker Turtle Beach (Nasdaq: HEAR), today announced the appointment of Yie-Hsin Hung as the newest member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective April 19, 2021. Ms. Hung will also be a member of the Company's Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.

Yie-Hsin Hung currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Investment Management – a global asset manager with more than $400 billion of assets under management – a role she has held since 2015. Ms. Hung has been with New York Life Investment Management since 2010. Prior to her role as CEO, she held various leadership roles in the company, including Co-President, Head of Institutional Investments, and Head of Alternative Investments. Before joining New York Life Investment Management, she worked at a number of investment firms, including Bridgewater Associates and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Hung has over 30 years of capital markets, M&A, and investment management experience. She has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“We have been looking to add to our capital markets expertise for quite some time now and we are very pleased to announce the addition of our newest board member, Ms. Yie-Hsin Hung, who brings over three decades of significant capital markets, M&A, capital allocation, and executive leadership to Turtle Beach,” said Juergen Stark, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Yie-Hsin’s investor perspective, cross-functional expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to implement our strategic growth initiatives, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our team.”

Added Ms. Hung, “I’ve enjoyed getting to know all the directors and am delighted to be joining the excellent board at Turtle Beach, particularly at this exciting time as the Company continues expanding into new categories and geographies with a balance sheet
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that creates significant strategic flexibility.”

Throughout her career, Ms. Hung has been recognized by numerous organizations for her leadership and impact on the financial services industry. Her awards and accolades include being named in Barrons’ 2020 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance for the second consecutive year, being named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker each year from 2017-2020, and being the recipient of the 2018 North American Industry Leadership Award from 100 Women in Finance. Additionally, Ms. Hung has been recognized for her achievements in executive leadership by top organizations. In 2019, she received the Inspirational Leader Award from Ascend – Pan Asian Leaders and was also awarded 2019’s Person of the Year by the Markets Choice Awards. Ms. Hung has also received a Distinguished Alumni Medal from Northwestern University in 2019 and was named a Top 25 Inspiring Leader by Apex for Youth in 2017.

For the latest information on Turtle Beach products, accessories, and stories, visit the Turtle Beach website at www.turtlebeach.com and the Turtle Beach Blog at https://blog.turtlebeach.com. Fans can also follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (https://corp.turtlebeach.com) is one of the world’s leading gaming accessory providers. The Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com) is known for pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for the last decade. Turtle Beach’s ROCCAT brand (www.roccat.org) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Under the ROCCAT brand, Turtle Beach creates award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach’s Neat Microphones brand (www.neatmic.com) creates high-quality USB and analog microphones for gamers, streamers, and professionals that embrace cutting-edge technology and design. Turtle Beach’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

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Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events. Statements containing the words “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “estimate”, “target”, “goal”, “project”, “intend” and similar expressions, or the negatives thereof, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current belief and expectations, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management.

While the Company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that its goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, risks related to capital markets activities, the substantial uncertainties inherent in the acceptance of existing and future products, the difficulty of commercializing and protecting new technology, the impact of competitive products and pricing, general business and economic conditions, risks associated with the expansion of our business including acquisitions, the integration of any businesses we acquire and the integration of such businesses within our internal control over financial reporting and operations, our indebtedness, the Company’s liquidity, and other factors discussed in our public filings, including the risk factors included in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and the Company’s other periodic reports. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement after the date of this release whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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