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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) On July 1, 2020, NCR Corporation (the “Company”) issued performance based restricted stock units (PBRSUs) to certain officers of the Company. The PBRSUs were subject to the achievement of stock price appreciation goals over an 18-month performance period, with 50% of the earned shares vesting in 18 months and the remaining 50% of the earned shares vesting in 30 months, generally subject in each case to the grantee’s continued employment through the applicable vesting dates (except as provided in the award agreements upon certain qualifying terminations of employment).
In furtherance of the Company’s pay for performance philosophy, and in order to strengthen the long-term alignment of the Company’s named executive officers with the Company’s stockholders and bolster the retention value of the awards, the Chief Executive Officer, Mike Hayford, and the other named executive officers who participated in the award have agreed to amend their PBRSUs to extend the performance period from 18 months to 30 months and extend the vesting period for the first tranche by approximately 12 months so that all earned shares will vest in a single installment on December 15, 2022 (approximately 30 months from the grant date), generally subject to the named executive officer’s continued employment through the vesting date (except as provided in the amended award agreement upon certain qualifying terminations of employment).
Given the significant progress the management team has made, and continues to make, in the execution of the previously articulated strategy, including the transformational acquisition of Cardtronics plc, the NCR Board of Directors believes the retention of this team to be a strategic imperative, and the extension of the performance period helps achieve this goal.
The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the amendment to the PBRSU award agreement, a form of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are attached with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
|10.1||Amendment to 2020 Senior Executive Team Market Stock Unit Award Agreement under the NCR Corporation 2017 Stock Incentive Plan|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
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: August 13, 2021||By:|
|James M. Bedore|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary|
2020 Senior Executive Team
Market Stock Unit Award Agreement
NCR Corporation 2017 Stock Incentive Plan
WHEREAS, NCR Corporation (NCR) and (you) are parties to a 2020 Senior Executive Team Market Stock Unit Award Agreement (the Agreement);
WHEREAS, you and NCR wish to amend the Agreement to reflect a modification to certain performance and vesting terms of the Agreement and to make certain conforming changes thereto.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Agreement is hereby amended as follows, effective as of the Grant Date (as defined in the Agreement):
1. Section 1 of the Agreement is amended to read as follows:
Grant of Stock Units. Subject to potential adjustment as set forth in Section 2 and further subject to the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, 100% of the number of Stock Units determined under Section 2 (the Earned Units) will become vested and non-forfeitable on December 15, 2022 (the Vesting Date), provided that (i) the Compensation and Human Resource Committee of the NCR Board of Directors (the Committee) has certified the applicable Common Stock price performance of NCR Corporation (NCR or Company) for the period from July 1, 2020 through December 15, 2022 (the Performance Period) and the percentage of Stock Units, if any, deemed earned and eligible for vesting hereunder, and (ii) you are continuously employed by an Employer through and until the Vesting Date. The Stock Units are referred to in this Agreement as Vested at the time they become vested and non-forfeitable pursuant to this Section or Section 2 or Section 4 below.
2. The treatment for Death or Disability in Section 4 of the Agreement is amended to read as follows:
Vesting: Your unvested Stock Units will become fully Vested on the later of January 1, 2022 or your Termination Date (the later of which shall be the Vesting Date for purposes of Section 3 in such event) in an amount equal to the Earned Units as determined under Section 2, provided that, in either event, (i) the Performance Period shall be the period from July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021 and (ii) the Ending Closing Price shall mean the closing market price of one share of Common Stock reported on the New York Stock Exchange on December 31, 2021.
3. The treatment for Retirement or Involuntary Termination (other than for Cause) in Section 4 of the Agreement is amended to read as follows:
Vesting: Your unvested Stock Units will become fully Vested on the Vesting Date (or, if the Termination Date is prior to January 1, 2022, on January 1, 2022, which shall be the Vesting Date for purposes of Section 3 in such event), in an amount equal to the Earned Units as determined under Section 2, provided that, if the Termination Date is prior to January 1, 2022, (i) the Performance Period in that event shall be the period from July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021 and (ii) the Ending Closing Price shall mean the closing market price of one share of Common Stock reported on the New York Stock Exchange on December 31, 2021.
4. Each reference in the Agreement to applicable Vesting Date, a Vesting Date or first Vesting Date is amended to refer to the Vesting Date.
5. The following definition in Section 4 of the Agreement is amended to read as follows:
Ending Closing Price means, except as otherwise provided in this Section 4, the closing market price of one share of Common Stock reported on the New York Stock Exchange on December 15, 2022.
6. Except as specifically modified hereby, the Agreement will continue in effect in accordance with its terms.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, NCR and you have executed this Amendment as of August , 2021.