Washington, D.C.  20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 29, 2018

NIC Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

25501 West Valley Parkway, Suite 300

Olathe, Kansas 66061

(Address of principal executive office)(Zip Code)

(877) 234-3468
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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.

(b)       As previously disclosed, Karen S. Evans, a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of NIC Inc. (“NIC” or the “Company”), was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve in the newly created position of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response) at the United States Department of Energy, subject to ratification and confirmation by the United States Senate and, in connection with such nomination, Ms. Evans informed the Board of her intent to resign as a director of the Company if her appointment was ratified and confirmed.  On August 29, 2018, the United States Senate ratified and confirmed such appointment and, as a result, Ms. Evans provided formal notice to the Board of her resignation as a director effective immediately.

The Company deeply appreciates Ms. Evans’s significant contributions during her 7 years of service on the Board and wishes her well in the future.

Item 7.01       Regulation FD Disclosure.

On August 29, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the resignation of Ms. Evans as described under Item 5.02 above. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth in such filing.

Item 9.01       Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)       Exhibits

Exhibit Number



Press release issued by NIC Inc. dated August 29, 2018.



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.





/s/ Stephen M. Kovzan


Stephen M. Kovzan

Chief Financial Officer



August 29, 2018


Exhibit 99.1

Karen Evans Ends Service on NIC Inc. Board of Directors Upon U.S. Department of Energy Confirmation

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 29, 2018--NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV), the nation’s leading provider of digital government solutions and secure payment processing, announces today that Karen Evans has been confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response for the United States Department of Energy. With the confirmation of this appointment, Ms. Evans has resigned from the NIC Board of Directors effectively immediately, as required by the federal government.

“We congratulate Karen on her new role with the Department of Energy,” said Harry Herington, NIC’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “We appreciate all of the guidance and hard work Karen brought to NIC as a Board member. We know she will be a tremendous asset to the federal government.”

Ms. Evans joined NIC’s Board of Directors in November 2011. She served on NIC’s Board of Directors Audit and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committees.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Angela Davied, 913-754-7054
Vice President, Corporate Communications