Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers;
Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Adoption of Luminex Corporation 2011 Long Term Incentive Plan.
On March 25, 2011, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Luminex Corporation adopted the Luminex Corporation 2011 Long Term Incentive Plan (the “LTIP”) and the form of Restricted Share Unit Award Agreement for awards to be granted from time to time thereunder (the “RSU Agreement”). The LTIP is intended to encourage and reward superior long-term performance from certain key executive officers, as determined by the Committee (“Participants”). Awards under the LTIP are to be granted by the Committee in the form of Restricted Share Units (“RSUs”) and are to be treated as Performance Awards under the Luminex Corporation Amended and Restated 2006 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2006 Plan”).
Grants of RSUs under the LTIP shall initially be unvested and represent the amount of shares that Participants would receive under the LTIP assuming achievement of the maximum level of performance goals established for the grant, and subject to adjustment for certain transactions and other unusual or non-recurring events and circumstances that may affect the Company, or any subsidiary or affiliate, or the financial performance of the Company or any subsidiary or affiliate. As indicated below, Patrick J. Balthrop, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, was granted an award for an unvested RSU under the LTIP for $2,200,000 worth of shares of the Company’s common stock, and Harriss T. Currie, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance, and Treasurer, was granted an award for an unvested RSU under the LTIP for $825,000 worth of shares of the Company’s common stock. The actual maximum number of shares of the Company’s common stock underlying each of these grants will be determined based upon the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market on the actual grant date in accordance with our equity award policy, or March 25, 2011. Partial or complete vesting of the RSUs shall be dependent upon the continued employment of the Participant (unless the Committee determines otherwise, in its sole discretion) and the achievement of certain performance goals, established by the Committee at the time of grant (subject to certain adjustments), during the performance period extending from the date of grant through December 31, 2013. The Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine whether and to what extent performance goals have been achieved under outstanding awards on or before March 15, 2014 (the “Determination Date”). In the event that a Participant achieves less than the maximum level of the performance goals, the total number of shares represented by such RSU shall be reduced to reflect where actual performance lies in the range of performance goals and weighted aggregate corresponding payout opportunities established for the grant, including $800,000 and $300,000 worth of shares of the Company’s common stock (calculated as of the grant date) for Messrs. Balthrop and Currie, respectively, if “target” performance is achieved, $480,000 and $180,000 worth of shares of the Company’s common stock (calculated as of the grant date), respectively, in the event that minimum threshold goals are achieved, and zero shares in the event that minimum threshold goals are not achieved. Calculation of payouts between threshold and maximum performance shall be determined based on straight-line interpolation. Vesting of the RSUs (after giving effect to the adjustment above) shall occur as follows: 50% on the Determination Date and 50% on December 31, 2015. The Committee reserves the right to make certain adjustments to awards under the LTIP from time to time, in its sole discretion, to accommodate for certain unusual or nonrecurring events and circumstances, or to avoid unwarranted penalties or windfalls for Participants.
If a Change in Control occurs (as defined in the 2006 Plan) prior to the end of the performance period, performance criteria (as adjusted appropriately and proportionately for such shorter period) will be measured as of the effective date of the Change in Control. The resulting number of RSUs shall be reduced by a factor of 0.6667 per share if the Change in Control occurs in 2011 or by 0.3333 per share if the Change in Control occurs in 2012, and shall automatically vest. If a Change in Control occurs after the end of the performance period, all outstanding RSUs as to which the restricted period has not already terminated shall automatically vest.
In the event that any settlement of RSUs causes the aggregate payments or benefits to be made or afforded to the Participant under the RSU Agreement, together with any other payments or benefits received or to be received by the Participant, in connection with a Change in Control to exceed one hundred ten percent (110%) of the maximum amount permitted under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to be received without incurring an excise tax, then the Company shall pay to the Participant an additional amount, in cash, necessary to reimburse the Participant on an after-tax basis, for any excise tax payable by the Participant, as further described in the form of RSU Agreement.
The Company can terminate, rescind and/or recover any RSUs vested pursuant to the LTIP based on (i) achievement of financial results that were subsequently the subject of a restatement (other than as a result of changes to accounting rules or regulations) or (ii) financial information or performance metrics subsequently found to be materially inaccurate, in either case regardless of individual fault. The Committee shall determine in its discretion any vested RSUs to recoup, and the timing of recoupment; provided that any recoupment shall not exceed the number of RSUs that were originally deemed vested over the amount that would have vested based on the actual, restated financial statements or actual level of the applicable financial or performance metrics as determined by the Committee. If a Participant no longer holds vested RSUs subject to recoupmet, such Paricipant shall pay the Company the fair market value of the Company’s Common Stock underlying the RSUs that would have otherwise been recouped. If any restatement of the Company’s financial results indicates that the Company should have confirmed higher performance-based vesting than that actually made under the LTIP for a period affected by the restatement, then the Committee shall have the discretion to cause the Company to make appropriate incremental vesting to the applicable awards for affected participants then-currently employed by the Company in an amount up to the difference between the amount paid or awarded and the amount that would have been paid or granted based on the actual, restated financial statements.
The preceding description of the LTIP and RSU Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the LTIP and RSU Agreement, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this report and which are incorporated herein by reference.
Grants under Luminex Corporation 2011 Long Term Incentive Plan.
On March 25, 2010, the Committee granted the awards under the LTIP described above to Patrick J. Balthrop, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Harriss T. Currie, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance, and Treasurer. Performance goals were established in connection with these awards as follows: