Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  July 13, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 333-262106 87-3100817
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
20 Crosby Drive,Bedford,MA 01730
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 221-6400

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Common stock, $0.0001 par value per shareAZPNNASDAQ Global Select Market

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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.

The board of directors elected Robert Beauchamp as one of our directors, effective as of July 13, 2022. His term will continue until his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. Mr. Beauchamp was also appointed to serve on the board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Beauchamp is not a party to any transaction with the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The Board elected Mr. Beauchamp in accordance with Section 3.2(e) of the Stockholders Agreement by and among the Company, Emerson Electric Co. and EMR Worldwide Inc., dated as of May 16, 2022 (the “Stockholders Agreement”) previously filed with the SEC and pursuant to which Mr. Beauchamp will serve as a “Non-Emerson Director” (as defined in the Stockholders Agreement).

On July 14, 2022, we issued a press release announcing Mr. Beauchamp’s election to the board. The full text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report. The information in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 11 or 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing made by us under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, regardless of any general incorporation language in any such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the 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.
 Date: July 15, 2022By:/s/ Frederic G. Hammond
  Frederic G. Hammond
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


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Aspen Technology Appoints Robert Beauchamp
to its Board of Directors

BEDFORD, Mass. – July 14, 2022 – Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a global leader in industrial software, today announced that Robert “Bob” Beauchamp has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Beauchamp’s appointment fills the remaining open seat following AspenTech’s completion of its transaction with Emerson (NYSE:EMR) in May.

Mr. Beauchamp brings more than 30 years of significant business leadership, industrial technology and M&A experience, most recently serving as Chairman of the Board at BMC Software, a recognized leader in business service management. Mr. Beauchamp joined BMC in 1988 as a sales executive and rapidly rose through the organization by leading key initiatives in research and development, strategic marketing and corporate development, ultimately becoming CEO for more than 16 years and Chairman of the Board for 12 years.

“I am delighted to welcome Bob to our new and expanded Board of Directors,” said Antonio Pietri, president and CEO of AspenTech. “His broad and proven leadership credentials will serve the company well as we move into this exciting new phase of growth and development as we help industrial leaders achieve their sustainability and profitability objectives.”

“I am honored to join the AspenTech team, especially at this time when the company’s unique expertise and solutions are at the forefront of creating a more sustainable world,” said Beauchamp. “The company is well positioned to transform industrial software and I am looking forward to taking on this leadership role.”

Mr. Beauchamp, who will join the AspenTech Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, has been active and served on the boards of numerous non-profit, industry and civic organizations during his career, including Baylor University, Raytheon and National Oilwell Varco among others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in management from Houston Baptist University.

About Aspen Technology
Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN) is a global software leader helping industries at the forefront of the world’s dual challenge meet the increasing demand for resources from a rapidly growing population in a profitable and sustainable manner. AspenTech solutions address complex environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle. Through our unique combination of deep domain expertise and innovation, customers in capital-intensive industries can run their assets safer, greener, longer and faster to improve their operational excellence. To learn more, visit

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