SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 25, 2017
CUMULUS MEDIA INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|3280 Peachtree Road, N.W., Suite 2300, Atlanta GA
|(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.
Amendment of Employment Agreements
Cumulus Media Inc. (the Company, Cumulus, we, us or our) amended existing
change of control provisions in the employment agreements (the Employment Agreements) with (i) John Abbot, the Companys Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, on October 25, 2017, (ii) Richard
Denning, the Companys Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, on October 25, 2017, and (iii) Mary Berner, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer, on October 26, 2017. These amendments are intended to clarify
language that was not consistent with the intent of the Employment Agreements when they were originally adopted.
As amended, the
definition of change of control in the Employment Agreements means the date (i) any one person, or more than one person acting as a group, acquires ownership of stock of the Company that, together with stock of the Company held by such
person or group, constitutes more than fifty percent (50%) of the total fair market value or total voting power of the stock of the Company; provided, if any one person, or more than one person acting as a group, is considered to own more than fifty
percent (50%) of the total fair market value or total voting power of the stock of the Company, the acquisition of additional stock by the same person or persons is not considered to cause a change in control; (ii) any one person, or
more than one person acting as a group, acquires (or has acquired during the twelve-month period ending on the date of the most recent acquisition by such person or persons) ownership of the Companys stock possessing thirty percent (30%) or
more of the total voting power of the stock of the Company; (iii) a majority of members of the Companys board of directors (the Board) is replaced during any twelve-month period by directors whose appointment or election is not
endorsed by a majority of the members of the Board before the date of the appointment or election; (iv) the consummation of a merger or consolidation involving the Company or in which Company securities are issued other than a merger or
consolidation that results in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity) more than 50% of
the combined voting power of the voting securities of the Company or such surviving entity outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation; or (v) any one person, or more than one person acting as a group, acquires (or has acquired during
the twelve-month period ending on the date of the most recent acquisition by such person or persons) assets from the Company that have a total gross fair market value equal to or more than forty percent (40%) of the total gross fair market value of
all of the assets of the Company immediately before such acquisition or acquisitions.
In addition, as amended, Mr. Abbots
Employment Agreement entitles him to (i) a pro rata annual bonus upon any termination other than for cause or due to his voluntary termination without good reason and (ii) base severance benefits equal to 1.5 times the sum of
Mr. Abbots base salary and target bonus upon termination by the Company without cause, upon non-renewal by the Company or upon termination by Mr. Abbot with good reason. If such a termination occurred within twelve
months after a change in control occurring before October 13, 2018, the applicable severance multiple would be 2.5 and would be 2.0 if such change in control occurred after October 13, 2018.
Except as described above, all other material terms of the Employment Agreements remain in full force and effect.
Supplemental Incentive Plan Extension
On October 26, 2017, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board, the Board approved the extension of the term of the
Companys 2017 supplemental incentive plan through December 31, 2018 (the SIP), effective upon the approval by the Board of the applicable SIP performance targets, subject to the Companys authority to terminate the SIP as of
the end of any calendar quarter during the term of the SIP, on substantially the same terms and conditions previously approved by the Board.
Except as described herein, the material terms of the SIP (including the quarterly target opportunity for each named executive officer), as
previously described in the Companys Current Report Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on August 13, 2017, remain in full force and effect.
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.
|CUMULUS MEDIA INC.|
/s/ Richard Denning
||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: October 31, 2017