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): October 26, 2023
 Commission file number 001-16111

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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 October 26, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Global Payments Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Kirsten Kliphouse to serve as an independent member on the Board, effective as of October 26, 2023. Ms. Kliphouse’s term as a member of the Board will expire at the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company, and until her successor is elected and qualified, or until her earlier death, resignation or removal. Concurrent with her appointment to the Board, Ms. Kliphouse was appointed to the Technology Committee of the Board.

Ms. Kliphouse served as President of Google Cloud Americas, where she was responsible for leading and growing the sales, go-to-market, customer engagement, channel and services organizations, from March 2022 until her retirement in July 2023. At Google Cloud, she also served as the Global Chair of the Aspiring Leadership Academy and Women@GoogleCloud. Previously, Ms. Kliphouse served as President of the North American division of Google Cloud from July 2019 until March 2022. Prior to Google Cloud, Ms. Kliphouse served in senior leadership positions at Red Hat, Inc., Yardarm Technologies, Scaling Ventures and Microsoft, where she spent more than 25 years and was part of the executive leadership team. Ms. Kliphouse has also served as a director of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings since October 2022 and a director of Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc. since July 2023.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Kliphouse and any other persons pursuant to which she was selected to serve as a director. Additionally, there are no transactions involving the Company and Ms. Kliphouse that the Company would be required to report pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Ms. Kliphouse will be entitled to receive compensation for her Board and committee service in accordance with the Company’s standard compensation arrangements for non-employee directors as described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2023.


    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:October 27, 2023By: /s/ David Green
David Green
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative and Legal Officer