Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K 
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 5, 2018
Commission File Number
Kraton Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.) 
15710 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 300
Houston, TX 77032
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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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.

Interim Chief Financial Officer Supplemental Award

On December 5, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Kraton Corporation ("Kraton") approved the grant of a supplemental award (“Award”) to Christopher H. Russell in recognition of the additional responsibilities assumed by him as a result of his previously disclosed appointment as Kraton's interim principal financial officer. The Award consists of (1) a cash component, in an annualized amount of $125,000, to be paid in equal installments in accordance with Kraton's regular payroll practices and to be included as a component of salary for purposes of annual cash incentive compensation and current benefit elections, and (2) a grant of restricted stock awards ("RSA") in an amount of $100,000. The RSAs, granted on December 5, 2018, will vest in full on the first anniversary of the grant date, subject to Mr. Russell's continued employment with Kraton, and all other terms are consistent with Kraton's form of RSA award agreement previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee. The cash component of the Award is effective as of November 16, 2018 and the Compensation Committee reserves the right to terminate the cash component of the Award at any time in their sole discretion.

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.
December 7, 2018
/s/ James L. Simmons
 James L. Simmons
Senior Vice President and General Counsel