Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) – February 2, 2021
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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 February 2, 2021, the Compensation Committee (“Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) exercised its discretion under the Company’s Annual Incentive Plan (“AIP”) to adjust the annual incentive payout of the Company’s executive officers, including its named executive officers, for the 2020 performance year to reflect the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the Committee approved payouts under the 2020 AIP at 70% of target. In deciding to use this discretion, the Committee considered, among other things, that the performance criteria for the 2020 AIP targets were established before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which caused plant shutdowns and slowdowns and significantly disrupted the Company’s business, rendering the pre-established 2020 AIP performance criteria inappropriate to fairly measure the Company’s performance in 2020.

In making its determination, the Committee took into account that, as the pandemic unfolded, management decisively responded to the disruption by promoting the safety and well-being of the Company's global workforce through the imposition of travel restrictions, work-from-home requirements for the majority of salaried employees, and safety and protective measures at the Company’s plants and facilities, with a constant focus on delivering quality products to the Company’s customers. In addition, the Committee considered that management took actions to assure the Company's ongoing liquidity and financial stability through financing activities, cash preservation initiatives, capital expense reductions, and cost controls, including deferring payment of a portion of the salaries of the Company’s executive officers from May through August of 2020. More fundamentally, the Committee found that the actions of the Company’s executive officers supported sustainable, long-term growth and promoted shareholder value.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished pursuant to Item 9.01 of Form 8-K:
    Exhibit 104        The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.        

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.
        Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.
/s/ Joanna M. Totsky
Name:Joanna M. Totsky
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
and Secretary
Date: February 8, 2021