ABIOMED 8-K 2012
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): May 22, 2012
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
22 Cherry Hill Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below).
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) On May 22, 2012, our compensation committee made its annual compensation determinations for our named executive officers. The committee determined the bonuses for fiscal 2012 performance, the salaries and target bonuses for fiscal 2013, granted stock options and made performance share awards in the form of restricted stock units to executive officers. The compensation decisions made with respect to our executive officers who are serving as our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, or who were named executive officers in our most recent proxy statement were as follows:
The performance share awards of time based restricted stock units vest in three equal installments annually over three years. The performance share awards of performance and time based restricted stock units have a double trigger vesting pursuant to which 2013 revenue performance will determine whether 0%, or a ratable amount from 33% to 100% of the underlying restricted stock units are eligible for vesting, at which point half of the units eligible for vesting will vest on the second anniversary of the date of grant and the other half of the units eligible for vesting will vest on the third anniversary of the date of grant. The stock options granted vest 25% per year on each of the first four anniversaries of the date of grant.
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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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 29, 2012
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