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):September 1, 2022
Shutterstock, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Delaware 001-35669 80-0812659
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
350 Fifth Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10118
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(646) 710-3417
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Trading symbol
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
New York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Shutterstock, Inc. (the “Company”) previously reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on June 1, 2022, that Peter Silvio, the Company’s Chief Technology Officer, resigned. Mr. Silvio continued to be employed by the Company and to assist in transition duties until September 1, 2022.
In connection with Mr. Silvio’s departure from the Company, the Company and Mr. Silvio have entered into a Separation Agreement and General Release (the “Agreement”), dated as of September 1, 2022, pursuant to which the Company and Mr. Silvio agreed upon the terms of Mr. Silvio’ separation from the Company. Pursuant to the Agreement, upon Mr. Silvio’ entry into a general release of claims, Mr. Silvio will be entitled to the following:
severance in an aggregate amount equal to Mr. Silvio's base salary of $400,000, which will be paid in installments over 12 months from his separation date in accordance with the Company's regular payroll procedures, with amounts otherwise payable during the first 60 days following separation made on the 60th day after his separation date;
reimbursement for premiums paid for coverage pursuant to COBRA for Mr. Silvio and his eligible dependents for a period starting on his separation date for a period of up to 12-months;
a pro rata bonus based on actual performance for 2022, less applicable taxes and withholding, payable no later than March 15, 2023; and
vesting of outstanding equity awards as provided in the Agreement.
Mr. Silvio has also agreed to continue to be bound by his Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreement, as modified by the Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)   Exhibits.
10.1Separation Agreement and General Release, dated September 1, 2022
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Exhibit No.Exhibit Description
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 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.
Dated: September 7, 2022By:/s/ Jarrod Yahes
  Jarrod Yahes
  Chief Financial Officer