Adobe Systems 8-K 2006
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Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): February 2, 2006
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
2006 Performance Share Program
Effective February 2, 2006, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the Committee) of Adobe Systems Incorporated (the Company) adopted the 2006 Performance Share Program (the Program). The Committee established the Program to align the new leadership team to achieve key integration milestones and create stockholder value and to retain key executives. All members of the Companys executive management team and other key members of senior management (the Program Participants) will participate in the Program. Awards under the Program were granted February 2, 2006 in the form of Performance Shares pursuant to the terms of the Companys 2003 Equity Incentive Plan or Amended 1994 Performance and Restricted Stock Plan. Performance Shares will be earned, if at all, following the 2007 fiscal year, subject to specified change in control exceptions, and will be settled in fully-vested shares of Adobe common stock.
The Program requires that the Company achieve at least 90% of the Board of Directors-approved operating income targets for the combined fiscal years 2006 and 2007 as a minimum threshold before the Program Participants will earn any Performance Shares under the Program. If this threshold is achieved, the number of Performance Shares potentially earned under the Program will be 150% of the target payout, and the actual number of Performance Shares earned under the Program will be based on the achievement of eight specific integration-related metrics, including both revenue and non-revenue metrics. Each metric will be weighted equally. The Committee may alter the payout for the achievement of non-revenue metrics based on such factors as market reception, revenue, commitment of strategic partners and quality of product shipped, and the payout for revenue metrics will correlate to the percent of such metric achievement. The Plan Participants may receive less than the Performance Share target payouts under the Program, and in no event may the actual payout exceed 150% of target payout.
The Performance Share target and maximum payouts for the Companys executive officers are as follows:
The description of the Program contained herein is a summary of the material terms of the Program, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the applicable Program used in connection with the 2003 Equity Incentive Plan or Amended 1994 Performance and Restricted Stock Plan, which are filed hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, and incorporated herein by reference. The forms of Maximum Award Grant Notice and Performance Share Maximum Award Agreement for use in connection with grants under the Program pursuant to the terms of the 2003 Equity Incentive Plan are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.3 and 10.4, respectively. The forms of Maximum Award Grant Notice and Performance Share Maximum Award Agreement for use in connection with grants under the Program pursuant to the terms of the Amended 1994 Performance and Restricted Stock Plan are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.5 and 10.6, respectively.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.