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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): September 25, 2019

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1601 Trapelo, Suite 116
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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.
Election of Director

(d) On September 25, 2019, the Board appointed Jill Ward to the Board as a class II director. The term of the Company’s class II directors, including Ms. Ward, expires at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2021 or upon the election and qualification of successor directors. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Ward and any other person pursuant to which she was selected as a director. Ms. Ward has no family relationship with any director or executive officer of the Company and she has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction involving Dynatrace, Inc. required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Ms. Ward has also been appointed to the audit committee of the Board.

Ms. Ward’s compensation will be consistent with that provided to all of the Company’s non-employee directors pursuant to the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy, described in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S‑1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 31, 2019 under the heading “Management – Non-Employee Director Compensation” and “– Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy”, a copy of which policy was attached as Exhibit 10.4 thereto. In addition, the Company entered into an indemnification agreement with Ms. Ward in connection with her appointment to the Board, in substantially the same form as that entered into with the Company’s other directors.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Ward’s election to the Board is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto is intended to be 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 expressly set forth by specific reference to such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits


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: September 27, 2019
Dynatrace, Inc.
/s/ Craig Newfield
Craig Newfield, Senior Vice President and General Counsel


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