SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
February 12, 2013
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Stamford, CT 06902-7700
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|ITEM 5.02.||COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.
On February 12, 2013, the Compensation Committee of the Board
of Directors of Gartner, Inc. (the “Company” or “Gartner”) approved the following compensatory arrangements
for the Company’s named executive officers (as most recently set forth in the Company’s 2012 proxy statement dated
April 24, 2012); i.e., Eugene A. Hall (chief executive officer); Christopher J. Lafond (chief financial officer); Lewis G. Schwartz
(senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary); Per Anders Waern (senior vice president, consulting); and Dale
Kutnick (senior vice president, executive programs) (the “NEOs”), as follows:
2013 Executive Performance Bonus Plan.
The Compensation Committee approved and made Gartner’s
2013 Executive Performance Bonus Plan (the “Plan”) award and established annual target bonus amounts that may be earned
for fiscal year 2013 under the Plan by Messrs. Hall, Lafond, Schwartz, Waern and Kutnick of $823,137; $300,514; $269,553; $238,593;
and $238,593, respectively. These target bonus amounts (100%) will be adjusted from 0% to 200% of target based upon achievement
of the performance metrics set by the Compensation Committee relating to 2013 EBITDA and Contract Value (CV) at December 31, 2013,
and certification of such achievement by the Compensation Committee in February 2014. The target amounts represent 100% of base
salary for Mr. Hall and 60% of base salary for each of Messrs. Lafond, Schwartz,Waern and Kutnick.
2013 Long - Term Incentive Award.
The Compensation Committee approved and made 2013 annual long-term
incentive equity awards to the NEOs under our stockholder-approved 2003 Long-Term Incentive Plan consisting of Stock Appreciation
Rights (SARs) and Performance Stock Units (PSUs) as follows:
||Number of SARs
||Target Number of PSUs*|
|Eugene A. Hall
|Christopher J. Lafond
|Lewis G. Schwartz
|Per Anders Waern
* Adjusted as described in the narrative below
Stock Appreciation Rights. The Stock
Appreciation Rights Agreements provide for the grant of a number of stock appreciation rights that will be paid in shares of Gartner
common stock once the applicable vesting criteria have been met. Assuming continued service through each vesting date, the SARs
vest in four equal annual installments commencing February 12, 2014 and expire 7 years from grant. Upon exercise of the SARs, the
NEO must pay a purchase price per share equal to the value of Gartner’s common stock on the date of grant ($49.37), or
the NEO may settle the SARs by allowing the Company to withhold a sufficient number of shares that is equal in value to the aggregate
exercise price. The Company will withhold a portion of the shares subject to the grant to cover applicable tax withholding.
Performance Units. The Performance
Stock Unit Agreements provide for the grant of a target number of PSUs that will be paid in shares of Gartner common stock once
the applicable vesting criteria have been met. The actual number of PSUs granted depends upon achievement of a performance metric
set by the Compensation Committee relating to Gartner’s CV at December 31, 2013. The target number of PSUs will be adjusted
from 0% and 200% of target based upon achievement of the performance metric, and certification of
achievement by the Compensation Committee in February 2014. Assuming continued service through each vesting date, the PSUs, as
adjusted, will vest in four equal annual installments commencing February 12, 2014. The Company will withhold a portion of the
shares subject to the grant to cover applicable tax withholding.
Stockholder Rights. SAR and
PSU recipients do not have stockholder rights, including voting rights and the right to receive dividends and distributions, until
after actual shares of Gartner common stock are released upon exercise or vesting.
The Forms of 2013 Stock Appreciation Right
Agreement and 2013 Performance Stock Unit Agreement are attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and Exhibit 10.2, respectively,
and are incorporated by reference herein.
|ITEM 9.01||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
||Form of 2013 Stock Appreciation Right Agreement|
||Form of 2013 Performance Stock Unit Agreement |
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: February 15, 2013
||/s/ Christopher J. Lafond
||Christopher J. Lafond
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer
||Form of 2013 Stock Appreciation Right Agreement|
||Form of 2013 Performance Stock Unit Agreement|