Alliant Energy 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): January 20, 2012
This combined Form 8-K is separately filed by Alliant Energy Corporation, Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company.
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:
On January 20, 2012, William D. Harvey notified the Board of Directors that he will retire as a Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Energy Corporation (the Company), Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL, and together with the Company and IPL, the Companies), as well as the chair of the Capital Approval Committee and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Companies, in each case effective as of March 31, 2012.
On January 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Companies appointed Patricia L. Kampling as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and Chief Executive Officer of IPL and WPL, effective as of April 1, 2012. Kampling, 52, joined the Companies in 2005 and is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Chief Operating Officer of IPL and WPL. She served as Chief Financial Officer of the Companies from January 2009 to February 2011, as Treasurer from January 2007 to January 2009 and as Vice President of Finance from July 2005 to January 2007. Prior to joining the Companies, Kampling spent over 20 years serving in various finance, regulatory and engineering positions at ComEd and other subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation. Kampling has a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College, and a MBA from the University of Chicago. Kampling is a member of the Boards of Directors of American Transmission Company and Briggs & Stratton Corporation and is a registered Professional Engineer. Ms. Kamplings appointment as Chief Executive Officer was part of the Companies succession plan.
As a result of Ms. Kampling becoming Chief Executive Officer, effective as of April 1, 2012 her base salary will increase to $740,000, her target percentage under the Companys 2012 Management Incentive Award Plan (the MICP) will increase to 105% of base salary, and her long-term incentive target percentage for awards made in 2012 will increase to 265% of her base salary. The performance goals for the MICP will be set, and the long-term awards will be granted, pursuant to the terms of the Alliant Energy Corporation 2010 Omnibus Incentive Plan by the Companys Compensation and Personnel Committee in February 2012. No other changes were made to Ms. Kamplings compensation arrangements, and the Companies and Ms. Kampling did not enter into an employment agreement.
Also on January 20, 2012, Ms. Kampling was appointed as a new member of the Board of Directors of each of the Companies effective as of January 20, 2012. The Board of Directors elected her Chairperson of the Board of Directors of each of the Companies, as well as the chairperson of the Capital Approval Committee and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Companies, in each case effective as of April 1, 2012. Ms. Kampling will stand
for election at the Companys 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareowners as a nominee for director to serve until the Companys 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. She will not receive any additional compensation in her capacity as director. There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Kampling and any other person pursuant to which she was selected to become a member of the Board of Directors. Other than pursuant to the compensation arrangements discussed above, there are no transactions between the Company and Ms. Kampling that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K and there are no new plans, contracts or arrangements or amendments to any plans, contracts or arrangements entered into with Ms. Kampling in connection with her election to the Board of Directors, nor are there any grants or awards made to Ms. Kampling in connection therewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Alliant Energy Corporation, Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company have each duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.