Analog Devices DEF 14A 2009
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ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
ONE TECHNOLOGY WAY
NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS 02062-9106
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
To our Shareholders:
This Special Meeting of Shareholders of Analog Devices, Inc. will be held at our headquarters at Three Technology Way, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062, on July 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. local time. At the meeting, shareholders will consider a proposal to approve an employee stock option exchange program.
Shareholders of record at the close of business on June 4, 2009 are entitled to vote at the meeting. Your vote is important no matter how many shares you own. Whether you expect to attend the meeting or not, please vote your shares over the Internet or by telephone in accordance with the instructions set forth on the proxy card, or complete, sign, date and promptly return the enclosed proxy card in the postage-prepaid envelope we have provided. Your prompt response is necessary to ensure that your shares are represented at the meeting. You can change your vote and revoke your proxy at any time before the polls close at the meeting by following the procedures described in the accompanying proxy statement.
All shareholders are cordially invited to attend the meeting.
By order of the Board of Directors,
MARGARET K. SEIF
June 18, 2009
ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
ONE TECHNOLOGY WAY
NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS 02062-9106
This proxy statement contains information about a Special Meeting of Shareholders of Analog Devices, Inc. The meeting will be held on July 20, 2009, beginning at 10:00 a.m. local time, at our headquarters at Three Technology Way, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062. You may obtain directions to the location of the special meeting by visiting our website at www.analog.com or by contacting Mindy Kohl, Director, Investor Relations, Analog Devices, Inc., One Technology Way, Norwood, MA 02062; telephone: 781-461-3282.
This proxy statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors of Analog Devices, Inc., which is also referred to as Analog Devices, ADI, or the Company in this proxy statement, for use at this special meeting and at any adjournment of that meeting. All proxies will be voted in accordance with the instructions they contain. If you do not specify your voting instructions on your proxy, it will be voted in accordance with the recommendation of the Board of Directors. You may revoke your proxy at any time before it is exercised at the meeting by giving our secretary written notice to that effect.
These proxy materials are being mailed to shareholders on or about June 18, 2009.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIAL MEETING AND VOTING
At this special meeting, shareholders will consider and vote on a proposal to approve an employee stock option exchange program.
To be able to vote, you must have been an Analog Devices shareholder of record at the close of business on June 4, 2009. This date is the record date for the special meeting. If the shares you own are held in street name by a bank or brokerage firm, your bank or brokerage firm, as the record holder of your shares, is required to vote your shares according to your instructions.
Shareholders of record at the close of business on June 4, 2009 are entitled to vote on the option exchange proposal at the special meeting. The number of outstanding shares entitled to vote at the meeting is 291,371,207 shares of our common stock.
Each share of our common stock that you owned on the record date entitles you to one vote on the option exchange proposal.
Your vote is important no matter how many shares you own. Please take the time to vote. Take a moment to read the instructions below. Choose the way to vote that is easiest and most convenient for you and cast your vote as soon as possible.
If you are the record holder of your shares, meaning that you own your shares in your own name and not through a bank or brokerage firm, you may vote in one of four ways.
(1) You may vote over the Internet. If you have Internet access, you may vote your shares from any location in the world by following the Vote by Internet instructions on the enclosed proxy card.
(2) You may vote by telephone. You may vote your shares by following the Vote by Telephone instructions on the enclosed proxy card.
(3) You may vote by mail. You may vote by completing and signing the proxy card enclosed with this proxy statement and promptly mailing it in the enclosed postage-prepaid envelope. You do not need to put a stamp on the enclosed envelope if you mail it in the United States. The shares you own will be voted according to your instructions on the proxy card you mail. If you return the proxy card, but do not give any instructions on a particular matter described in this proxy statement, the shares you own will be voted in accordance with the recommendations of our Board of Directors.
(4) You may vote in person. If you attend the meeting, you may vote by delivering your completed proxy card in person or you may vote by completing a ballot. Ballots will be available at the meeting.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the option exchange proposal. If your share are held in street name by a bank or brokerage firm, your bank or brokerage firm, as the record holder of your shares, is required to vote your shares according to your instructions. See Can I vote if my shares are held in street name? below.
Yes. You can change your vote and revoke your proxy at any time before the polls close at the meeting by doing any one of the following things:
Your attendance at the meeting alone will not revoke your proxy.
If the shares you own are held in street name by a bank or brokerage firm, your bank or brokerage firm, as the record holder of your shares, is required to vote your shares according to your instructions. In order to vote your shares, you will need to follow the directions your bank or brokerage firm provides you. Many banks and brokerage firms also offer the option of voting over the Internet or by telephone, so you should review the vote instruction form sent to you by your bank or brokerage firm to find a method of providing your voting instructions that is convenient for you.
Under rules of the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, if you do not give instructions to your bank or brokerage firm, it will not be allowed to vote your shares on the option exchange proposal because it is a non-discretionary matter. If you do not instruct your bank or broker how to vote your shares on the option exchange proposal, your bank or broker will not be allowed to vote your shares, and those votes will be counted as broker non-votes.
If the shares you own are held in street name and you wish to vote in person at the meeting, you must bring an account statement or letter from your bank or brokerage firm showing that you are the beneficial owner of the shares as of the record date (June 4, 2009) in order to be admitted to the meeting on July 20,
2009. To be able to vote your shares held in street name at the meeting, you will need to obtain a proxy card from the holder of record of those shares.
If you participate in the Analog Devices Stock Fund through The Investment Partnership Plan of Analog Devices, or TIP, your proxy will also serve as a voting instruction for Fidelity Management Trust Company, or Fidelity, which serves as the administrator of TIP, with respect to shares of ADI common stock attributable to your TIP account, or TIP shares, as of the record date. You should sign the proxy card and return it in the enclosed envelope to Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., or you may submit your proxy over the Internet or by telephone by following the instructions on the enclosed card. Broadridge will notify Fidelity of the manner in which you have directed your TIP shares to be voted. Fidelity will vote your TIP shares as of the record date in the manner that you direct. If Broadridge does not receive your voting instructions from you by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 15, 2009, Fidelity will vote your TIP shares as of the record date in the same manner, proportionally, as it votes the other shares of common stock for which proper and timely voting instructions of other TIP participants have been received by Fidelity.
If you participate in the Analog Ireland Success Sharing Share Plan (the Ireland share plan), you may instruct Irish Pensions Trust Limited, which serves as the trustee of the Ireland share plan, to vote the amount of shares of common stock which they hold on your behalf as of the record date. Mercer Trustees Limited (Mercer), which administers the Irish share plan on behalf of Irish Pensions Trust Limited, will send you a voting card that you may use to direct Mercer how to vote your shares. You should sign the voting card and return it to Mercer in the envelope that Mercer provides. Mercer will vote the shares in the manner that you direct on the voting card. If Mercer does not receive your voting card by 5:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on July 13, 2009, Mercer will not vote your shares.
For the option exchange proposal at the special meeting, a quorum consists of the holders of a majority of the shares of common stock issued and outstanding on June 4, 2009, the record date, or at least 145,685,604 shares. A quorum of voting shares must be present in person or represented by valid proxies in order for business to be conducted at the meeting.
Shares of common stock represented in person or by proxy (including broker non-votes and shares that abstain or do not vote with respect to the option exchange proposal) will be counted for the purpose of determining whether a quorum exists at the meeting. Broker non-votes are shares that are held in street name by a bank or brokerage firm that indicates on its proxy that it does not have or did not exercise discretionary authority to vote on a particular matter.
If a quorum is not present, the meeting may be adjourned until a quorum is obtained.
Approval of the option exchange proposal requires (1) that a majority of common stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote at the meeting must actually vote on the proposal (with votes cast in favor of the proposal, against the proposal and abstentions all counted as voting on the proposal and broker non-votes not counted as voting on the proposal) and (2) votes cast in favor must be at least a majority of those voting overall. As a result, broker non-votes are not counted as voting, which could impair our ability to satisfy the initial voting requirement, and abstentions have the effect of a vote against the option exchange proposal.
Each share of common stock will be counted as one vote according to the instructions contained on a proper proxy card, whether submitted in person, by mail, over the Internet or by telephone, or on a ballot
voted in person at the meeting. With respect to the option exchange proposal, under our By-laws, shares will not be voted for the proposal, and will not be counted as voting on the matter, if they either (1) abstain from voting on the proposal, or (2) are broker non-votes. Brokers do not have discretionary authority to vote shares on this proposal without direction from the beneficial owner. Under NYSE rules, votes cast in favor of the proposal, against the proposal and abstentions all count as voting on the proposal and broker non-votes do not count as voting on the proposal.
The votes will be counted, tabulated and certified by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., which will act as the inspector of elections for the special meeting.
Yes, your vote will be kept confidential and we will not disclose your vote, unless we are required to do so by law (including in connection with the pursuit or defense of a legal or administrative action or proceeding). The inspector of elections will forward any written comments that you make on the proxy card to management without providing your name, unless you expressly request disclosure on your proxy card.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the proposal to approve the proposed employee stock option exchange program.
No. Under Massachusetts law, where we are incorporated, an item may not be brought before our shareholders at a special meeting unless it appears in the notice of the special meeting.
We will report the preliminary voting results at the special meeting and will report the voting results in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of fiscal 2009, which we expect to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2009.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for inclusion in the proxy statement for the 2010 annual meeting, you need to follow the procedures outlined in Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act. To be eligible for inclusion, we must receive your shareholder proposal for our proxy statement for the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders at our principal corporate offices in Norwood, Massachusetts at the address below no later than October 7, 2009.
Our amended and restated By-laws require that we be given advance written notice of shareholder nominations for election to our Board of Directors and of other matters that shareholders wish to present for action at an annual meeting of shareholders (other than matters included in our proxy materials in accordance with Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act). Our secretary must receive such notice at the address noted below not less than 90 days or more than 120 days before the first anniversary of the preceding years annual meeting. However, if the date of our annual meeting is advanced by more than 20 days, or delayed by more than 60 days, from the anniversary date, then we must receive such notice at the address noted below not earlier than the 120th day before such annual meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of (1) the 90th day before such annual meeting or (2) the seventh day after the day on which notice of the meeting date was mailed or public disclosure was made, whichever occurs first. Assuming that the 2010 annual meeting is not advanced by more than 20 days nor delayed by more than 60 days from the anniversary date of the 2009 annual meeting, you will need to give us appropriate notice at the address noted below no
earlier than November 10, 2009, and no later than December 10, 2009. If a shareholder does not provide timely notice of a nomination or proposal to be presented at the 2010 annual meeting, the proxies designated by our Board of Directors will have discretionary authority to vote on any such proposal which may come before the meeting. Under Massachusetts law, an item may not be brought before our shareholders at a meeting unless it appears in the notice of the meeting.
Our amended and restated By-laws also specify requirements relating to the content of the notice that shareholders must provide to the Secretary of Analog Devices for any matter, including a shareholder proposal or nomination for director, to be properly presented at a shareholder meeting. A copy of the full text of our amended and restated By-laws is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Any proposals, nominations or notices should be sent to:
Secretary, Analog Devices, Inc.
Analog Devices, Inc.
One Technology Way
Norwood, MA 02062
We will bear the costs of solicitation of proxies. We have engaged The Altman Group, Inc. to assist us with the solicitation of proxies and expect to pay The Altman Group no more than $10,000 for their services. In addition to solicitations by mail, The Altman Group and our directors, officers and regular employees may solicit proxies by telephone, email and personal interviews without additional remuneration. We will request brokers, custodians and fiduciaries to forward proxy soliciting material to the owners of shares of our common stock that they hold in their names. We will reimburse banks and brokers for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the distribution of our proxy materials.
If you have any questions about the special meeting or your ownership of our common stock, please contact Mindy Kohl, our director of investor relations, at the address, telephone number or email address listed below:
Director, Investor Relations
Analog Devices, Inc.
One Technology Way
Norwood, MA 02062
The Board of Directors is requesting that our shareholders approve an employee stock option exchange program, or the Option Exchange. If approved, under the Option Exchange employees of Analog Devices (but not our directors or named executive officers) will be given the opportunity to exchange stock options with an exercise price above our 52-week high for new stock options that have approximately the same fair value as the surrendered options. The new options will be exercisable for a lesser number of shares of our common stock and will have a lower exercise price.
The Board believes that the Option Exchange is in the best interest of shareholders and Analog Devices, as the exchange program will reduce our overhang of awards with exercise prices above our recent stock
prices, which we believe no longer meet the motivational and incentive objectives of our stock option program. We expect the new options granted under the Option Exchange to provide the incentives intended by the original award grants, to motivate eligible employees to achieve future stock price growth and to create additional retention incentives for our participating employees.
We are asking for our shareholders to approve the Option Exchange in order to satisfy the terms of our stock plans and NYSE rules, and as a matter of good corporate governance. If our shareholders approve this proposal for the Option Exchange, our Board currently expects to commence the program in August 2009 (and in no event later than 12 months after we receive shareholder approval). If our shareholders do not approve this proposal, the Option Exchange will not take place.
Analog Devices has successfully used stock options to attract and retain employees since we were founded more than 40 years ago. In order to facilitate the objective of attracting and retaining valuable talent, we historically granted options to broad segments of our employees, especially engineers. Historically, we have generally distributed approximately 95% our annual option grants to employees who are not named executive officers (who are our president and chief executive officer, our chief financial officer and our three other highest paid executive officers, as listed in the executive compensation section of the proxy statement for our 2009 annual meeting, which is included as Appendix A of this proxy statement). We believe that our stock option program has been very successful throughout Analogs history in both motivating employees and enhancing shareholder value.
However, the price of our common stock, along with that of other technology companies, has been significantly affected by the worldwide economic downturn. Our revenue has declined due to demand and inventory contraction across the supply chain in multiple markets. To meet the challenges of this environment, we have taken steps to reduce our spending, including concentrating our investments on core technologies, constraining inventory growth and consolidating certain of our manufacturing operations. Current economic uncertainties make it difficult to accurately forecast our future business activities, and so we have no assurance that our stock price will increase to historic prices in the near-term, if at all. At the same time, our management is working to position the company to capitalize on the opportunities that we expect will emerge when the downturn reverses. We consider our employees to be key components in our drive to enhance our competitive position and to prepare for future success. Many of our employees are engineers, scientists, and other specialists who are working on multi-year projects or have skills that they have developed over the years and would be difficult to replace. We believe that the Option Exchange will help us retain key employees through the downturn and as markets improve.
As of May 2, 2009, the end of our fiscal second quarter, more than 70 million shares were subject to outstanding options. These stock options cannot be sold; once vested, they allow the holder to voluntarily purchase the underlying shares at the set exercise price, which only provides value to the holder if the exercise price is lower than the market price of our common stock at the time of exercise. If they are not exercised, the stock options expire without providing any economic benefit or equity to the holder. As of the end of our fiscal second quarter, 99.98% of our options were underwater, meaning they had an exercise price above our current market price, and employees may perceive them to have little or no economic value. This means a significant number of our stock options are not currently effective as incentives to retain employees.
Our equity compensation program plays a key role in our efforts to align our customer, shareholder and employee interests. Our Board believes that the Option Exchange will reinvigorate our stock option program and allow us to recapture its key incentivizing and retention benefits.
We believe that the Option Exchange is important because it will permit us to improve the effectiveness of our equity compensation program by increasing the benefits to eligible participants, reducing the overhang
of outstanding stock options and recapturing value from compensation costs we are already incurring with respect to underwater options. More specifically, we hope the Option Exchange will:
We do not believe it serves the interests of our shareholders to keep these underwater options outstanding. Assuming that all eligible options are exchanged, we estimate that the number of shares under outstanding options could be reduced by approximately 27 million, based on the exchange ratios provided as examples in this proxy statement. By replacing the eligible options with options for a lesser number of shares with a lower exercise price, our overhang will be decreased. The overhang represented by the options granted pursuant to the Option Exchange will reflect a more appropriate balance between our goals for our stock option program and our interest in minimizing the dilution of our shareholders interests.
If our shareholders do not approve the Option Exchange, eligible options will remain outstanding and in effect in accordance with their existing terms.
Before deciding to approve and propose the Option Exchange to our shareholders, our Board carefully considered the following alternatives to an option-for-option exchange:
Our Board believes that an option-for-option exchange is a better alternative than the others considered. However, we have not commenced the Option Exchange and will not do so unless our shareholders approve this Option Exchange proposal.
We are asking our shareholders to approve the Option Exchange, which has the following features:
Exclusion of Our Directors and Named Executive Officers. The Option Exchange will be available to specified employees holding eligible stock options (as defined below) other than our named executive officers. In addition, our Board of Directors will not be eligible to participate in the Option Exchange.
Eligible Stock Options. The Option Exchange will be offered only with respect to stock options with a purchase (exercise) price above the highest intraday sales price of our common stock over the 52 weeks (which we refer to as the 52-week high) prior to the beginning of the exchange offer period, and will exclude any stock options granted after December 31, 2007 (so within the 20 months preceding the expected beginning of the exchange offer period). This approach seeks to remove stock options with intrinsic value in the recent past from being eligible for the Option Exchange, as they may be considered likely to have intrinsic value in the near future. Stock options granted under the following plans may be
eligible if the exercise price of the option is above the price determined for eligible options prior to start of the exchange offer period:
Eligible Participants. The Option Exchange will be open to all current U.S. and international employees who hold eligible options, except as described below. Although we intend to include all employees located outside the United States, we may exclude employees located outside the United States, and we reserve the right to withdraw the Option Exchange in a particular jurisdiction, if we determine that extending the offer to participate in the Option Exchange in that jurisdiction would have tax, regulatory or other implications that are inconsistent with our compensation policies and practices. To be eligible, an individual must be employed on the date the offer to exchange commences and must remain employed with us through the date that replacement options are granted. The Option Exchange will therefore not be open to former employees or retirees. If an option holder is no longer an active employee with us for any reason on the grant date of the new options, even if he or she had elected to participate and had tendered his or her options for exchange, such employees tender will automatically be deemed withdrawn and he or she will not participate in the option exchange his or her outstanding options will remain outstanding in accordance with their original terms and conditions. In addition, members of the Board and our named executive officers are not eligible to participate. As of June 2009, there were approximately 7,000 employees eligible to participate in the Option Exchange (based on assumptions described in this proposal).
Offer an Approximate Value-for-Value Exchange. The value of an employees new stock option grant received as part of the Option Exchange is not expected to exceed the value of the employees surrendered stock option. The exercise price of the new stock options will be set on the day the new options are granted following the closing of the Option Exchange using the closing price of our stock on that day. The option exchange will not be a one-for-one exchange. Instead, participating employees will receive options exercisable for a smaller number of shares than the number of shares covered by the surrendered eligible options. The exchange ratios used to determine the number of new options to be granted in exchange for the eligible options surrendered will be determined in a manner intended to result in the grant of new options that have approximately the same fair value as the eligible options for which they are exchanged. The exchange ratios will be established shortly before the start of the Option Exchange and will depend on the then-current fair value of the eligible option (calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with a computation of expected volatility based on market-based implied volatility), the fair market value of our common stock and the original exercise price of the eligible option. (See the example in Stock Option Exchange Ratios below.) We will round down to the nearest whole number of shares once the exchange ratio is applied to old options surrendered in the exchange so that all new options will be for a whole number of shares.
Vesting and Term of New Options. The new stock option awards will have a new vesting period that will require employees to continue their employment with us in order to realize the benefit of the new awards regardless of whether the eligible options were already partially or wholly vested. As a result, eligible employees will have to continue their employment with us to realize any benefit from the new options. New options that are not vested at termination of employment will be forfeited. The new options will also have a new contractual term. The vesting and term of the awards will fall into one of three tiers,
depending on the grant date of the original option. We expect that the vesting terms for the new options will be as follows:
All options will be granted under and be subject to the terms of our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan and will be subject to a new stock option agreement. As with current awards under that plan, vesting ceases upon the termination of the holders employment with us and the award terminates a period of time thereafter.
Cash out of Options of fewer than 100 Shares. Under the Option Exchange, eligible options exchangeable for a new option for fewer than 100 shares of our stock will be exchanged for a cash payment instead of a new option award. The amount of the cash payment will be equal to the number of shares that would otherwise be granted under the new options (based on the applicable exchange ratio) multiplied by an amount that approximates the Black-Scholes fair value of one option for a share of common stock as of the date the new options would otherwise have been granted under the program.
Timing and Implementation of the Option Exchange. We expect that the Option Exchange will begin in August 2009 after shareholder approval, if received. The actual implementation date and whether we actually implement this program will be determined by our Board. If the Option Exchange does not commence within 12 months of the date our shareholders approve the program, we will not conduct the Option Exchange without again seeking shareholder approval. Our Board reserves the right to amend, postpone, or cancel the Option Exchange once it has commenced.
Cancellation of Surrendered Shares. All stock options surrendered as part of the Option Exchange will be cancelled upon completion of the exchange offer, and the shares underlying those options that are not exchanged for new options will not be available for re-issuance under our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan or any other Plans. The Board has approved an amendment to the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan to provide that shares cancelled under options tendered in the Option Exchange that are not granted for exchanged options as part of the program cannot be reissued in the future.
We currently estimate that the Option Exchange could cover approximately 41 million outstanding stock options. The new stock options will be granted with an exercise price equal to the closing price of a share of Analog Devices on the day the new options are granted following the closing of the Option Exchange. The award will be subject to a new vesting schedule and a new contractual term, as described above, as well as the terms of our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan and the terms of the individual agreement for the new option. The shares to be issued under the new options are already registered for issuance under our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan. Options not surrendered remain unaffected and exercisable according to their terms.
Additional information about how we expect to conduct the Option Exchange, if it is approved by shareholders, is set forth below.
While the terms of the Option Exchange are expected to conform to the material terms described above in this proposal, we may find it necessary or appropriate to change the terms of the Option Exchange from those described below if extending the Option Exchange under those terms would be inconsistent with our compensation policies and practices. For example, although we will not amend the terms of the Option Exchange to permit directors or our named executive officers to participate, we may exclude employees located outside the United States, and we reserve the right to withdraw the Option Exchange in a particular jurisdiction, if we determine that extending the offer to participate in the Option Exchange in that jurisdiction would have tax, regulatory or other implications that are inconsistent with our compensation policies and practices.
Upon approval of this proposal and commencement of the Option Exchange, employees holding eligible options will receive (either electronically by email or in paper copy) written materials (or the offer to exchange documents) explaining the precise terms and timing of the exchange program. All of our full-time and part-time employees who are employed with us on the commencement date of the exchange offer period, are still employed at the grant date of the new options following the expiration of the exchange offer, and hold eligible stock option awards may participate in the Option Exchange, with the exclusion of our named executive officers. Our directors also may not participate and, as noted above, additional employees may also be excluded from the program if we determine it to be advisable to exclude them.
Eligible employees will be given at least 20 business days (or such longer period as we may elect to keep the exchange program open) to elect to exchange all, some or none of their eligible options, on a grant-by-grant basis, for replacement options. However, employees will not be permitted to exchange only a portion of a single grant, but rather, if they elect to exchange some options within a particular grant, they will be required to exchange all eligible options within that single grant. Participation in the Option Exchange is entirely voluntary; there is no obligation to exchange options under the program.
At or before commencement of the exchange program, we will file the offer to exchange and other related documents with the SEC as part of a tender offer statement on a filing referred to as a Schedule TO. Employees, as well as shareholders and members of the public, will be able to access the offer to exchange and other documents we file with the SEC free of charge from the SECs web site at www.sec.gov or on the Investor Relations section of our website, www.analog.com.
The written exchange offer documents described above will be provided to employees (either electronically by email or in hard copy) if and when the Option Exchange is approved and initiated. Employees will be able to elect to participate after that time only. We will not initiate the Option Exchange unless our shareholders approve the proposal at the special meeting.
If you are both a shareholder and an employee holding stock options that are potentially eligible for exchange under the Option Exchange, please note that voting to approve the Option Exchange program does not constitute an election to participate in the Option Exchange.
We may also decide not to implement the Option Exchange even if shareholder approval of the Option Exchange is obtained, or we may amend, postpone or cancel the Option Exchange once it is in progress.
After the offer to exchange is closed, the eligible options surrendered for exchange will be cancelled and the Compensation Committee will promptly approve grants of replacement options to participating employees in accordance with the applicable exchange ratios. All such replacement options will be granted under our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan, which will govern any terms or conditions of new options not specifically addressed by the new option agreement and terms of the Option Exchange. We will round down to the nearest whole number of shares once the exchange ratio is applied so that all new options will be for a whole number of shares.
Under the Option Exchange, eligible options that are exchangeable for a new option for fewer than 100 shares of our stock will instead be exchanged for a cash payment, and a new option will not be awarded in exchange for that option. The amount of the cash payment will be equal to the number of shares that the old option was exchangeable into (based on the applicable exchange ratio, which are described further below) multiplied by an amount that approximates the Black-Scholes fair value of one option for a share of our common stock as of the date the new options would otherwise have been granted under the program. For example, if an employee surrendered an option for 5,000 shares which, based on an applicable exchange ratio of 70 to 1, is potentially exchangeable for a new option for 71 shares of our common stock, the employee will instead receive a cash payment from us in an amount equal to 71 multiplied by the approximate Black-Scholes fair value of an option for a share of our common stock on the date the new option would otherwise have been granted under the program. In this example, if the approximate Black-Scholes fair value of an option for a share of our common stock for that date were $5, the employee would receive a cash award of $355.
The ratio of shares surrendered under an eligible old option to shares received under a new option in the Option Exchange is called the exchange ratio. The exchange ratios of shares associated with surrendered eligible stock options into new stock options will be established by our Compensation Committee shortly before the start of the Option Exchange. The exchange ratios will be established by grouping eligible awards with similar grant dates and exercise prices and assigning an appropriate exchange ratio to each grouping with the objective of substantially achieving cost neutrality.
The exchange ratios will be based on the fair value of the eligible awards (calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model) within the relevant grouping. The calculation of fair value using the Black-Scholes option pricing model takes into account many variables, such as the expected volatility of our stock and the expected term of a stock option, employee turnover rates, exercise behavior and other factors. We derived the expected term input for the underwater options by means of a Monte-Carlo simulation of future stock price paths. Setting the exchange ratios in this manner is intended to result in the issuance of new stock options that have a fair value approximately equal to the fair value of the surrendered eligible stock options that they replace. This is designed to eliminate additional compensation expense from such new stock options, other than compensation expense that might result from changes in our stock price or other variables after the exchange ratios have been established but before the time that new stock options are granted in the Option Exchange (which expenses are expected to be modest). The actual accounting consequences of the option exchange will depend in part on participation levels as well as on the exchange ratios and vesting schedules established at the time of the exchange.
Although the exchange ratios cannot be determined now, we are providing an example by making certain assumptions regarding the start date of the offer, the fair value of the eligible stock options, and the fair market value of our common stock. To calculate the exchange ratios in the example, we have used the applicable inputs available as of May 22, 2009 for the Black-Scholes option pricing model and have assumed, solely for the purposes of these example exchange ratios, a stock price of $19.52, which is the average of the daily stock price of our common stock over the first two quarters of fiscal 2009. Under the terms of the Option Exchange, the actual ratios are required to be based on the Black-Scholes valuation input assumptions shortly before the start of the Option Exchange and as a result could increase or decrease depending on those valuation assumptions at that time. Only stock options with an exercise price above the 52-week-high intraday sale price prior to the beginning of the exchange offer period and meeting all the other eligibility requirements referenced earlier will be eligible to participate in the Option Exchange.
In the table below, the exchange ratio represents the number of existing stock options that an employee will be required to surrender in exchange for one new stock option. For example, if an employee surrendered an option for 1,000 shares granted in December 2003 that has an exercise price of $44 per share, that employee (for purposes of this example only) will receive a new option for 500 shares, using the exchange ratio of 2 to 1, as set forth below.
Eligible options that are eligible to be replaced by a new option exercisable for fewer than 100 shares of our stock will instead be exchanged for a cash payment, and a new option will not be awarded in exchange for that option. The amount of the cash payment will be equal to the number of shares that the old option was exchangeable into (based on the applicable exchange ratio) multiplied by an amount that approximates the Black-Scholes fair value of an option for one share of our common stock as of the date the new option would otherwise have been granted under the program.
Examples of Stock Option Exchange Ratios
Effective on October 30, 2005, our first quarter of fiscal 2006, Analog Devices adopted the provisions of SFAS No. 123(R), which requires employee equity awards to be accounted for under the fair value method. The Option Exchange is intended to be cost neutral from an accounting standpoint. Thus, we will establish exchange ratios with the intent not to generate incremental share-based compensation expense for Analog Devices. To be cost neutral, the value of the stock options surrendered as calculated immediately prior to their surrender must not exceed the value of the new stock options received by employees in the Option Exchange. We use the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair value of all stock options granted to employees, and expect to use that same model in valuing the stock options that are part of the Option Exchange. Note that the Option Exchange ratios will be established just prior to commencement of the exchange offer. Therefore, some risk of incremental compensation expense does exist if there are fluctuations in our common stock price or other key inputs to the Black-Scholes option pricing model between the date the Option Exchange ratios are established and the grant date of the new options granted after the conclusion of the Option Exchange.
Any unrecognized compensation expense from the surrendered stock options will be recognized over the original service period of the surrendered option. Incremental compensation cost, if any, associated with the new stock options under the Option Exchange will be recognized over the service period of the new awards. Compensation cost previously recognized for stock options that are ultimately forfeited due to employees not meeting the applicable service requirements will be reversed.
The exchange of stock options pursuant to the Option Exchange should be non-taxable and Analog Devices and participating employees should not recognize any income for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the grant of the new stock options; however, the participating employees who receive cash under the Option Exchange will recognize ordinary income equal to the amount of cash received. All new stock options granted under the Option Exchange will be non-qualified stock options for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Tax effects may vary in other jurisdictions; a more detailed summary of tax considerations will be provided to all participants in the Option Exchange documents to be provided when we launch the program.
The terms of the Option Exchange program will be described in the exchange offer documents that we will file with the SEC once we receive shareholder approval. Although we do not anticipate that the SEC will require us to modify the terms significantly, it is possible that we will need to alter the terms of the Option Exchange, including an extension of the period we will keep the offer to exchange open, to comply with comments from the SEC or to comply with local law requirements.
The decision whether to participate in the Option Exchange is completely voluntary, so we are not able to predict who will participate, how many options any particular employees or group of employees will elect to exchange, or the number of new options that we may grant. As noted above, however, the members of our Board of Directors and our named executive officers are not eligible to participate in the Option Exchange.
We designed the Option Exchange to provide renewed incentives, motivate eligible employees to continue to create shareholder value, retain those employees through the new vesting period and reduce the number of shares currently subject to outstanding options, thereby avoiding the dilution in ownership resulting from the issuance of new shares on exercise of those options. While we cannot predict which or how many employees will elect to participate in the Option Exchange, based on the assumptions described above, including an assumed $30.68 52-week high of our common stock and a $19.52 share price, if all eligible options are exchanged, options to purchase approximately 41 million shares will be surrendered and cancelled, while replacement options covering approximately 14 million shares will be granted, resulting in a net reduction in our equity award overhang of approximately 27 million shares.
We strongly believe that our stock option program and emphasis on employee stock ownership have been integral to our success. We believe that our broad-based equity program has enhanced our ability to attract, motivate, and retain the employee talent critical to attaining long-term performance and shareholder returns. Therefore, we consider approval of the Option Exchange to be important to our future success.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the approval of the proposed employee stock option exchange program.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
The following table contains information regarding the beneficial ownership of our common stock as of May 15, 2009 by:
The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference information into this proxy statement, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to other documents that we have filed separately with the SEC and are delivering to you with the copy of this proxy statement. The information incorporated by reference is deemed to be part of this proxy statement. This proxy statement incorporates by reference the following documents:
(i) ADIs Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 1, 2008, filed with the SEC on November 25, 2008;
(ii) ADIs Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended January 31, 2009, filed with the SEC on February 18, 2009; and
(iii) ADIs Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended May 2, 2009, filed with the SEC on May 19, 2009.
In addition, we have included information about the compensation of our directors and our named executive officers in Appendix A to this proxy statement.
Some banks, brokers and other nominee record holders may be participating in the practice of householding proxy statements. This means that only one copy of our proxy statement may have been sent to multiple shareholders in your household. We will promptly deliver a separate copy to you if you contact us at the following address or telephone number: Investor Relations Department, Analog Devices, Inc., One
Technology Way, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062, telephone: 781-461-3282. If you want to receive separate copies of our proxy statements or annual report to shareholders in the future, or if you are receiving multiple copies and would like to receive only one copy per household, you should contact your bank, broker, or other nominee record holder, or you may contact us at the above address, telephone number or email address.
If you own your shares of common stock of record, you may vote your shares over the Internet at www.proxyvote.com or telephonically by calling 1-800-690-6903 and by following the instructions on the enclosed proxy card. Proxies submitted over the Internet or by telephone must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 19, 2009.
If the shares you own are held in street name by a bank or brokerage firm, your bank or brokerage firm will provide a vote instruction form to you with this proxy statement, which you may use to direct how your shares will be voted. Many banks and brokerage firms also offer the option of voting over the Internet or by telephone, instructions for which will be provided by your bank or brokerage firm on your vote instruction form.
We hope that our shareholders will attend the meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend, you are urged to vote your shares over the Internet or by telephone, or complete, date, sign and return the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying postage-prepaid envelope. A prompt response will greatly facilitate arrangements for the meeting and your cooperation will be appreciated. Shareholders who attend the meeting may vote their stock personally even though they have previously sent in their proxies.
(as disclosed in our Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
on February 4, 2008)
The following table details the total compensation earned by our non-employee directors in fiscal 2008.
The following table includes the assumptions used to calculate the compensation expense reported for fiscal 2008 on a grant by grant basis for our directors.
The grant date fair value of the options granted in fiscal 2008 calculated in accordance with SFAS 123R was $118,736 for each of Messrs. Champy, Doyle, Hodgson, Saviers, Severino and Sicchitano and Ms. King and $146,895 for Mr. Novich. Mr. Istel received two grants in fiscal 2008 on January 3, 2008 and January 15, 2008. The grant date fair value for these grants was $9,103 and $100,487, respectively. For a
more detailed description of the assumptions used for purposes of determining grant date fair value, see Note 3 to the Financial Statements and Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates Stock-Based Compensation, included in Analog Devices Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 1, 2008.
Ms. King had no shares subject to option awards outstanding as of November 1, 2008.
We also reimburse our directors for travel and other related expenses. Each director can elect to defer receipt of his or her fees under our Deferred Compensation Plan. See INFORMATION ABOUT EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan below.
Effective October 29, 2006, the Board established the following stock option grant policy for non-employee directors:
Each newly elected non-employee director is automatically granted a non-qualified stock option to purchase 15,000 shares of our common stock under our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan (the 2006 Plan) on the 15th day of the month following the date of initial election as a director, or if the NYSE is closed on that day, the next succeeding business day that the NYSE is open, at an option exercise price equal to the fair market value of the common stock on the date of grant (which will equal the closing price of the common stock on the date of grant, unless otherwise determined by the Compensation Committee).
On an annual basis, each incumbent non-employee director is automatically granted a non-qualified stock option to purchase 15,000 shares of our common stock under the 2006 Plan (with the number of shares subject to the first annual option granted to a director to be on a pro rata basis based on the length of service during the calendar year in which such director was elected) on the second business day following January 1 that the NYSE is open, at an option exercise price equal to the fair market value of the common stock on the date of grant (which will equal the closing price of the common stock on the date of grant, unless otherwise determined by the Compensation Committee).
Options granted to our non-employee directors under the 2006 Plan vest in three equal installments on the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant, subject to acceleration as described below. These options will vest in full upon the occurrence of a Change in Control Event (as defined in the 2006 Plan) or the directors death. Upon (1) the directors retirement from our Board after attaining age 60, (2) removal of the director by the Board or (3) the Boards failure to nominate the director for reelection as a director (other than
because the director has refused to serve as a director), each option will vest as to an additional number of shares that would have vested if the director continued to serve as a director through the next succeeding anniversary of the date of grant. If the director ceases to serve as a director by reason of his disability, as determined by the Board, each option will continue to become exercisable over its remaining term on the dates it otherwise would have vested if the directors service had not been terminated for disability. In addition, upon the occurrence of a Change in Control Event or in the event of the directors death, disability or retirement after age 60, each option will continue to be exercisable for the balance of its term.
In accordance with the policy described above, on January 5, 2009 we granted stock options for services provided during calendar year 2008 to each non-employee director for the purchase of 15,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $19.57 per share, except Mr. Novich who received a pro-rated amount based on the date he joined the Board.
During fiscal 2008, we paid Mr. Stata, our founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, a salary for his services as an employee of Analog Devices in the amount of $250,000, a cash bonus of $182,481 and other compensation of $21,000 representing the amount contributed or accrued by us in fiscal 2008 under applicable retirement arrangements and health care savings accounts.
On January 3, 2008, we granted a stock option to Mr. Stata for the purchase of 40,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $29.91 per share. This option is exercisable, subject to Mr. Statas continued employment with us, in five equal annual installments, on each of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the grant date. Following the end of fiscal 2008, on January 5, 2009, we granted a stock option to Mr. Stata for the purchase of 40,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $19.57 per share. This option is exercisable, subject to Mr. Statas continued employment with us, in five equal annual installments, on each of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the grant date.
INFORMATION ABOUT EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
Analog Devices has designed its executive compensation program to motivate and reward our executives for company performance and to attract and retain talented executives.
At least 70% of our total compensation for the executive officers listed in the Summary Compensation Table below, or Named Executive Officers, is directly linked to the Companys performance in the form of performance-based cash and equity awards. We believe this provides our executives an opportunity to earn above average compensation if Analog Devices delivers superior results. In addition, because competition in the semiconductor industry is intense for qualified and talented executives, we benchmark our total compensation against leading semiconductor companies to ensure that we pay competitively.
We link a significant portion of our executives cash compensation to Company performance measured by our operating profit before taxes, or OPBT. Our target for executive bonus payments in 2008 was a ratio of OPBT to revenue of 22.5%. This is the same target that we use to determine the profit sharing bonus for all Analog Devices employees. Under our Fiscal Year 2008 Executive Bonus Plan, or the 2008 Executive Bonus Plan, our Compensation Committee has the discretion to increase individual executive incentives for our 2008 fiscal year, or fiscal 2008, by as much as 30% only if the Company and the executive achieve superior business performance. In 2008, however, our Compensation Committee did not modify the individual incentives for any of our Named Executive Officers, electing to pay them based on the same OPBT target that we paid to employees in the broader Analog Devices profit sharing plan.
Analog Devices also provides long-term incentives to our executives and employees in the form of stock options. Options generally vest over five years, linking executives rewards directly to their ability to create value for our shareholders and providing an incentive for our executives to remain with Analog Devices over the long term.
The global financial and credit crisis has presented challenges for many companies, including Analog Devices. Our Compensation Committee has frozen salaries at 2008 levels for executive officers until business conditions improve. In addition, the Compensation Committee has not lowered the performance targets for our executive officers and 2009 cash incentive payments will be made only if the Company achieves the same OPBT targets that the Compensation Committee set for last year. Because the Compensation Committee selected OPBT as the performance measure for determining incentive payments for our employees (including our executive officers), we do not believe that our executive compensation is structured to promote inappropriate risk taking by our executives. We believe that our focus on OPBT encourages management to take a balanced approach that focuses on corporate profitability.
Our Compensation Committee reviews and approves all compensation for our executive officers, including salary, bonus, equity compensation, perquisites, severance arrangements and change in control benefits, as required by its charter. Our Compensation Committee consists entirely of independent directors, and met seven times during fiscal 2008.
The Compensation Committee has a two-fold philosophy regarding the total compensation of our senior executives, which primarily consists of base salary, target annual cash bonus and estimated value of stock-based awards. First, the Compensation Committee seeks to encourage and reward our executives for their contributions to the Companys performance and profitability by tying at least 70% of our Named Executive Officers total compensation directly to the Companys annual and long-term performance. Second, the Compensation Committee seeks to ensure that our executive compensation is competitive by targeting the total compensation of each executive at approximately the 50th percentile of our compensation peer group of companies described below. The actual percentile may vary depending on our financial performance, each executives individual performance and importance to the Company or internal equity considerations among all senior executives.
While our Compensation Committee believes that compensation survey data are useful guides for comparative purposes, we believe that a successful compensation program also requires that the Committee apply its own judgment and subjective determination of individual performance by our executives. Therefore, the Compensation Committee applies its judgment in reconciling the programs objectives with the realities of rewarding excellent performance and retaining valued employees.
Our Compensation Committee has retained an independent compensation consultant, Pearl Meyer and Partners, or PMP. Our Compensation Committee worked directly with PMP to develop recommendations for the Chief Executive Officers compensation which are reflected in his employment and long-term retention agreements. The Chief Executive Officer makes recommendations each year to the Compensation Committee about the compensation of the other executive officers based on their achievement of annual Company and individual objectives. While the Compensation Committee is solely responsible for approving executive compensation, our Vice President of Human Resources and other members of our human resources department support the work of the Committee and PMP. In addition, at the request of the Compensation Committee, our Chief Executive Officer meets periodically with the Committee regarding the design of our compensation programs. The Compensation Committee meets periodically in executive session without management present.
In making its compensation determinations, our Compensation Committee reviews and analyzes tally sheets, which provide a total of all elements of compensation for each of our executive officers. The Compensation Committee also annually reviews the total compensation that each of our executive officers and other key executives is eligible to receive against the compensation levels of comparable positions of a peer group of companies. The Compensation Committee selects peer companies in the semiconductor industry based on their similarity to Analog Devices in their revenue size and market capitalization.
In fiscal 2008, the Compensation Committee reviewed our 2007 peer group of six companies. Based on its review, the Compensation Committee removed Maxim Integrated Products from the group, because it was delisted as a public company during the year, and added Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, LSI Corporation, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and ON Semiconductor because they are semiconductor companies relatively comparable to us in terms of revenue size and market capitalization. In addition, we hire from the same talent pool as this peer group of companies. Below are our 2007 peer group and our revised 2008 peer group:
For officers in positions for which the 2008 Peer Group companies do not publicly disclose compensation data, the Compensation Committee reviewed PMPs 2008 CHiPS Executive and Senior Management Total Compensation Survey reflecting the average compensation, by position, of 15 semiconductor companies, which were considered the peer group for these officers.
Components of Executive Compensation
Our compensation program includes both incentive and retention-related compensation components. We include cash bonuses to encourage and reward our executives for effective performance in furthering our shorter-term plans and objectives. We include stock options to encourage our executives to focus on longer-term goals, to help retain key contributors and to more closely align their interests with those of our shareholders. In recent years, we have increased the portion of our executive officers total compensation that varies from year to year based on our results and the individual executives performance. Annual compensation for our executive officers consists of the following principal elements:
For fiscal 2008, the Compensation Committee determined the amount of annual base salary that each executive received based on the Committees evaluation of the following factors:
The salaries for all of our Named Executive Officers in fiscal 2008 appear in the Summary Compensation Table that follows this Compensation Discussion and Analysis. The Compensation Committee maintained Mr. Fishmans salary at the same level as it has been since 2003 because the Committee decided that any increase in Mr. Fishmans compensation should be in the form of performance-based compensation. During 2008, the Compensation Committee increased the salaries of Messrs. Marshall and McAdam by 4% and Mr. Roche by 7.8% in order to maintain their salaries within the range of comparable salaries in the 2007 Peer Group survey. In December 2007, Mr. McDonough announced his intention to retire during 2008, so the Compensation Committee did not change Mr. McDonoughs salary rate in 2008.
Due to widespread economic uncertainty in the United States, and to reduce our payroll expenses, management froze employee salaries at 2008 levels and postponed annual salary increases which would normally take effect in early 2009 until business conditions improve. Certain employees may receive promotional raises in fiscal 2009 in recognition of increased responsibilities, but none of our Named Executive Officers has received such an increase.
In January 2008, the Compensation Committee approved the terms of the 2008 Executive Bonus Plan. All executive officers, including our Named Executive Officers, and other senior management selected by the Chief Executive Officer participated in the 2008 Executive Bonus Plan. We calculated and paid bonuses under the 2008 Executive Bonus Plan as follows:
For purposes of this calculation, the Bonus Payout is calculated on a quarterly basis (using Base Salary for that quarter) and paid semi-annually after the end of the second and fourth fiscal quarters. The Individual Payout Factor is applied only at the end of the year to the sum of the four quarterly bonus payout amounts, if the Compensation Committee considers it to be appropriate.
Individual Target Bonus Percentages. The Compensation Committee establishes Individual Target Bonus Percentages as part of its annual review of each executives compensation. The Compensation Committee established the following target bonuses, as a percentage of base salary, for the Named Executive Officers in 2008, which are the same as their target bonuses for 2007:
The Compensation Committee set these target bonus percentages to ensure that a substantial portion of each executives cash compensation is linked directly to business performance and to provide the executives with a performance-based opportunity to achieve total compensation (consisting of salary, bonus and equity award) at approximately the 50th percentile of the 2007 Peer Group. In particular, by fixing Mr. Fishmans target at 160% and not increasing his base salary through 2010, the Compensation Committee ensured that most of his total compensation would be based upon the Companys and Mr. Fishmans performance. In originally determining Mr. Fishmans target bonus percentage, the Compensation Committee took into account the fact that, under his long-term retention agreement, he participates in a cash-based incentive plan and is not eligible for equity-based awards until at least the end of fiscal 2010, as discussed under Agreements with Mr. Fishman below. The Compensation Committee also maintained the target bonus percentages for the other Named Executive Officers at the same levels as in the prior year because their total cash compensation, after
taking into account the salary increases discussed above, were within the ranges of total cash compensation at the 50th percentile in the 2007 Peer Group.
Bonus Payout Factor. The Compensation Committee bases the Bonus Payout Factor on our OPBT (operating profit before taxes) as a percentage of revenue for the applicable quarterly bonus period. The Compensation Committee selected OPBT as a measure of Company performance because OPBT directly links incentive payments to Company profitability and we have the goal of enabling employees to share in our profitability. In addition, payments based on OPBT are not fixed costs, like some other performance measures, but are variable and paid only if we are profitable. The Compensation Committee may adjust the OPBT in its sole discretion to include or exclude special items such as (but not limited to) restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, gain or loss on disposition of businesses, non-recurring royalty payments, and other similar non-cash or non-recurring items. The Compensation Committee annually sets the OPBT targets, which are equally applicable to our executives under the Executive Bonus Plan and all of our non-executive employees under our profit sharing plan. We measure performance against those OPBT targets on a quarterly basis, applying the corresponding Bonus Payout Factor to Base Salary for that quarter, and pay the bonus amounts on a semi-annual basis after the end of the second and fourth quarters.
During fiscal 2008, we used the following table to determine the bonus payout factor for each quarter:
In the event that in any quarter Company OPBT exceeds the target level, the bonuses increase from 100% to 300% so that as OPBT increases over the target level, the bonus payout factor increases correspondingly. For fiscal 2008, the Companys OPBT and Bonus Payout Factor for each quarter were as follows:
The OPBT for fiscal 2008 was calculated excluding restructuring-related expenses in the fourth quarter as well as certain divestiture-related expenses. Our Compensation Committee believes these limited exclusions are necessary because we do not expect these expenses to be ongoing future operating expenses and their exclusion facilitates an appropriate comparison of our current operating performance to our past operating performance.
Individual Payout Factor. Each participant in the 2008 Executive Bonus Plan, other than Messrs. Stata and Fishman, was also eligible to have his or her award under this plan increased by an additional Individual Payout Factor. Messrs. Stata and Fishman are not eligible for the additional Individual Payout Factor and their bonuses are calculated using only the Bonus Payout Factor used for all other Analog Devices employees.
The Individual Payout Factor can increase the calculated bonus payment for executives by up to 30% based on superior business performance attributable to the executives individual efforts. At the end of the fiscal year, the Chief Executive Officer reviews and assesses the performance of each of the Named Executive Officers with respect to his goals and makes recommendations to the Compensation Committee. The Committee then, in its discretion, determines whether there is extraordinary performance justifying the application of an Individual Payout Factor for applicable Named Executive Officers. In evaluating whether the Company and the individual have achieved extraordinary business performance, the Compensation Committee may consider, among other things, the significant overachievement of revenue and profitability goals for the executives respective businesses under the Companys annual business plan, as well as the achievement of extraordinary individual non-financial results that contributed positively to our performance. For fiscal 2008,
the Compensation Committee determined that the quarterly Bonus Payout Factors accurately reflected our strong business performance and therefore made no further adjustments to any Named Executive Officers compensation using the Individual Payout Factor.
The actual bonus payments for the Named Executive Officers under the 2008 Executive Bonus Plan appear in the Summary Compensation Table below.
In December 2008, the Compensation Committee approved the terms of the 2009 Executive Bonus Plan, which were the same as the 2008 Executive Bonus Plan described above. The individual target bonus percentages and OPBT targets remained the same for fiscal 2009 as they were in fiscal 2008. Achievement of the bonus payout factor and individual payout factor for fiscal 2009 will be determined based upon 2009 performance.
Our equity compensation program is a broad-based, long-term employee retention program that is intended to attract, retain and motivate our employees, officers and directors and to align their interests with those of our shareholders. We currently have one plan, the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended, or the 2006 Plan, under which we grant equity awards. The 2006 Plan permits us to grant options to purchase shares of our common stock, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other stock-based awards to all employees, officers, directors, consultants and advisors of Analog. The 2006 Plan does not permit us to grant options with exercise prices below the fair market value of our common stock on the date on which the options are granted. We believe that our option program is critical to our efforts to create and maintain a competitive advantage in the extremely competitive semiconductor industry.
Our executive officers total compensation includes long-term incentives afforded by stock options and, to a lesser extent, stock-based awards such as restricted stock units. The purpose of our equity compensation program and our use of stock options is to reinforce the mutuality of long-term interests between our employees and our shareholders and to assist in attracting and retaining important key executives and employees who are essential to our success.
All of our stock options have a term of ten years, and they generally vest in five equal installments on each of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the date of grant. We believe that meaningful vesting periods encourage recipients to remain with the Company over the long-term and, because the value of the awards is based on our stock price, stock options encourage recipients to achieve longer-term goals, such as strategic growth, business innovation and shareholder return. In general, employees whose employment terminates (other than for death or disability) before the award fully vests forfeit the unvested portions of these awards. While we believe that our longer vesting periods serve our employee retention goals, they tend to increase the number of stock options outstanding at any given time compared to companies that grant stock options with shorter vesting schedules.
We annually set a goal to keep the shareholder dilution related to our equity ownership program to a certain percentage, net of forfeitures. This dilution percentage is calculated as the total number of shares of common stock underlying new option grants made during the year, net of managements estimated forfeitures and cancellations for the year, divided by the total number of outstanding shares of our common stock at the beginning of the year. For fiscal 2008, our net dilution percentage was -0.8%, compared to 4.0% for our 2008 Peer Group. Our 2008 net dilution percentage was significantly lower than that of our 2008 Peer Group due to the divestitures of our CPU voltage regulation and PC thermal monitoring product line and our cellular handset radio and baseband chipset operations during 2008, which resulted in the forfeiture of a large number of equity awards held by employees associated with those businesses. In addition, this low percentage reflects our efforts to reduce the impact of stock option compensation expense on our financial statements by granting fewer equity awards.
In 2008, the Compensation Committee authorized grants of options to the Named Executive Officers, as follows:
In granting these options, the Compensation Committee considered the equity compensation levels of comparable executives at the 2007 Peer Group companies, as well as the number of shares of Company stock and stock options that each of the executives already held. The Compensation Committee authorized these grants because the existing equity grants of Messrs. Marshall, McAdam and Roche, valued on a Black-Scholes basis on their grant date of January 3, 2008, had a value significantly below the 50th percentiles of comparable equity grants shown in the 2007 Peer Group survey. Mr. Fishman did not receive an equity award during 2008 because under his long-term retention agreement, Mr. Fishman participates in a cash-based incentive plan and is not eligible for equity-based awards until at least November 14, 2010, as discussed under Agreements with Mr. Fishman below. Mr. McDonough announced his intention to retire in fiscal 2008, and therefore the Compensation Committee decided not to grant him an equity award during 2008.
In 2006, we established stock ownership guidelines for our executive officers. Under the guidelines, the target share ownership levels are two times the annual base salary for the Chief Executive Officer and one times annual base salary for other executive officers. Executives other than the CEO have five years to achieve the targeted level. The CEO has three years to achieve the targeted level. We believe all of our executives will meet their stock ownership guidelines in the required time frame. Shares subject to unexercised options, whether or not vested, will not be counted for purposes of satisfying these guidelines.
We prohibit all hedging transactions or short sales involving Company securities by our employees, including our executives.
We maintain broad-based benefits for all employees, including health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement plans. Executives are eligible to participate in all of our employee benefit plans on the same basis as our other employees.
In the United States, under our 401(k) plan, we contribute to the plan on behalf all participants, including our Named Executive Officers, amounts equal to 5% of the employees eligible compensation, plus matching contributions up to an additional 3%, subject to IRS limits.
We maintain a program under which we provide employees who are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and whose compensation is greater than the amount that may be taken into account in any plan year as a result of the limits of Section 401(a)(17) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, with a payment equal to 8% of the employees compensation in excess of the IRS limit. We established the plan to provide the same employee matching contribution described above to our higher-paid employees to the extent their compensation levels exceed the IRS 401(k) contribution limits.
We maintain a Deferred Compensation Plan under which our executive officers and directors, along with a group of highly compensated management and engineering employees, or fellows, are eligible to defer receipt of some or all of their cash compensation. Under our Deferred Compensation Plan, we also provide all participants (other than non-employee directors) with matching contributions equal to 8% of eligible contributions. We offer the Deferred Compensation Plan to give these employees the opportunity to save for retirement on a tax-deferred basis. See Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan below.
The Analog Devices B.V. Executive Pension Plan is a defined-benefit pension plan covering all executive employees of our Irish subsidiaries, including Messrs. Marshall and McAdam. This plan is consistent with defined-benefit pension plans commonly offered in Ireland and, because our Irish executives are ineligible to
participate in our U.S.-based 401(k) plan, we make this comparable plan available to them. This plan is described more fully below under Pension Benefits.
The ADBV Executive Investment Partnership Plan is a defined-contribution plan covering all executive employees of our Irish subsidiaries, including Messrs. Marshall and McAdam. This plan is consistent with defined-contribution plans commonly offered in Ireland, and because our Irish executives are ineligible to participate in our U.S.-based 401(k) plan, we make this comparable plan available to them. Under this plan, we will match employee contributions to the ADBV Executive Investment Partnership Plan, up to a maximum of 4% of their annual salary, subject to limits established by the Irish tax authorities.
We offer very few perquisites to executive officers. The only perquisites that we provided to our executives in 2008 were automobiles for Messrs. Marshall and McAdam and tax and estate planning services for Mr. Fishman, which are detailed in the Summary Compensation Table below.
On November 14, 2005, we entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Fishman. Under the employment agreement, we agreed to continue to employ Mr. Fishman, and Mr. Fishman agreed to continue to serve, as our President and Chief Executive Officer for a term of five years. The employment agreement provides for an annual base salary subject to potential future increase by the Compensation Committee, and provides for the payment of annual bonuses and, until we entered into the 2007 long-term retention agreement described below, annual equity incentive awards as determined by the Compensation Committee. The employment agreement further required the Company to seek to establish a long-term retention arrangement for Mr. Fishman.
In October 2007, we entered into a long-term retention agreement with Mr. Fishman, or the 2007 retention agreement. The Compensation Committee designed this agreement to provide appropriate long-term incentives linking Mr. Fishmans compensation directly to our annual performance and also to encourage Mr. Fishman to remain as Chief Executive Officer through at least November 14, 2010, or the retention period. The incentives provided in the 2007 retention agreement are based on the Companys operating profit before taxes, or OPBT, and are in lieu of any future equity awards to Mr. Fishman during the retention period. OPBT is the same performance measure that the Compensation Committee uses to determine the Executive Bonus Plan described above as well as the bonuses we pay to all Analog Devices employees under the profit sharing plan.
The terms of the 2007 retention agreement are described below under Retention, Employment and Other Agreements. For fiscal 2008, the amount credited to Mr. Fishmans account was $3,624,058, which was based on the Company achieving an average OPBT level of 24.3% compared to its OPBT target of 22.5%. Amounts under the agreement will only be payable to Mr. Fishman if he remains employed by us through November 14, 2010.
The Compensation Committee approves our executive bonus plan for each fiscal year and establishes, in its sole discretion, the specific metrics applicable to the calculation of Mr. Fishmans annual bonus, which may vary from year to year. Mr. Fishmans annual bonus target percentage under each executive bonus plan during the retention period is 160% of his then annual base salary.
In establishing the terms of this arrangement, the Compensation Committee, with the assistance of PMP, reviewed the total compensation packages of chief executive officers in the 2007 Peer Group. The Compensation Committee decided, based on this review, that Mr. Fishmans total annualized compensation during the term of the agreement, including payments under the agreement, would be slightly below the 50th percentile of the comparable total compensation for chief executive officers in the 2007 Peer Group if the Company performed according to its annual bonus plan goals. Mr. Fishman would have the opportunity to achieve
compensation significantly higher than the 50th percentile if the Companys performance exceeded its annual bonus plan goals.
See Retention, Employment and Other Agreements below for additional information about the terms of Mr. Fishmans employment agreement and his 2007 retention agreement.
We enter into change in control employee retention agreements with each of our executive officers and other key employees of the Company. Among other things, these retention agreements provide for severance benefits if the employees service with us is terminated within 24 months after a change in control (as defined in each agreement) that was approved by our Board of Directors. We designed the change in control employee retention agreements to help ensure that our executive team is able to evaluate objectively whether a potential change in control transaction is in the best interests of the Company and our shareholders, without having to be concerned about their future employment. These agreements also help ensure the continued services of our executive officers throughout the change in control transaction by giving them incentives to remain with us. The Compensation Committee reviewed prevalent market practices in determining the severance amounts and the basis for selecting events triggering payments under the agreements. The Compensation Committee also considered the benefit of the releases of claims that we would receive in exchange from the executive prior to the receipt of severance amounts.
In fiscal 2008, the Compensation Committee asked PMP, its compensation consultant, to review our severance, retention and change in control arrangements. PMP advised the Compensation Committee that our arrangements were consistent with market practice among its 2007 Peer Group. See Retention, Employment and Other Agreements below for additional information about these agreements.
In addition, under our 2006 Stock Option Plan, in the event of a change in control, all of our employees, including our Named Executive Officers (except Mr. Fishman), would have one-half of the shares of common stock subject to their then outstanding unvested options accelerate and become immediately exercisable. The remaining one-half of the unvested options would continue to vest in accordance with the original vesting schedules, provided that any remaining unvested options would vest and become exercisable if, on or prior to the first anniversary of the change in control, the employee is terminated without cause or for good reason (as defined in the plan). Under Mr. Fishmans employment agreement, all of his unvested outstanding stock options would become fully vested and exercisable in full at the time of any termination by the Company without cause or by Mr. Fishman for good reason, each as defined in the agreement. We have provided more detailed information about these benefits, along with estimates of their value under various circumstances, under the caption Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control below.
We will not time or select the grant dates of any stock options or stock-based awards in coordination with our release of material non-public information, nor will we have any program, plan or practice to do so. The Compensation Committee has adopted the following specific policies regarding the grant dates of stock options and stock-based awards, which we refer to as awards, for our executive officers and employees:
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, generally disallows a tax deduction to public companies for certain compensation in excess of $1 million paid to the companys Chief Executive Officer and the other executive officers whose compensation is required to be disclosed to our shareholders under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 by reason of being among our most highly compensated officers (excluding the Chief Financial Officer). Certain compensation, including qualified performance-based compensation, will not be subject to the deduction limit if certain requirements are met. The Compensation Committee reviews the potential effect of Section 162(m) periodically and generally seeks to structure the long-term incentive compensation granted to our executive officers, except cash bonus awards, in a manner that is intended to avoid the disallowance of deductions under Section 162(m). Nevertheless, there can be no assurance that compensation attributable to awards granted under our plans will be treated as qualified performance-based compensation under Section 162(m). In addition, the Compensation Committee reserves the right to use its judgment to authorize compensation payments that may be subject to the limit when the Compensation Committee believes such payments are appropriate and in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders, after taking into consideration changing business conditions and the performance of its employees.
Our Named Executive Officers also have change in control employee retention agreements which contain provisions regarding Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, they are eligible to participate in our Deferred Compensation Plan, which contains provisions regarding Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. See Retention, Employment and Other Agreements below for additional information about these arrangements.
We expense in our financial statements the compensation that we pay to our executive officers, as required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. As one of many factors, the Compensation Committee considers the financial statement impact in determining the amount of, and allocation among the elements of, compensation. We account for stock-based compensation under our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan and all predecessor plans in accordance with the requirements of SFAS 123R.
The following table contains certain information about the compensation that our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and three other most highly compensated executive officers earned in fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2007. We refer to these executive officers collectively as our Named Executive Officers.
Summary Compensation Table
Grants of Plan-Based Awards in Fiscal Year 2008
The following table presents information on plan-based awards in fiscal 2008 to the officers named in the Summary Compensation Table:
After the end of fiscal 2008, on January 5, 2009, we granted the following stock options to our officers named in the Summary Compensation Table, in each case at an exercise price of $19.57 per share:
Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End 2008
The following table provides information with respect to outstanding stock options held by the officers named in the Summary Compensation Table as of November 1, 2008:
The following table contains information about the exercise of stock options during the fiscal year ended November 1, 2008 by each of our officers named in the Summary Compensation Table:
The Analog Devices B.V. Executive Pension Plan is a defined-benefit pension plan covering all executive employees of our Irish subsidiaries, including Messrs. Marshall and McAdam. Mr. Roche previously worked for Analog Devices B.V., our Irish subsidiary, and has accumulated a benefit under this plan. He is currently a U.S. employee and therefore is not an active member of the plan. This plan is consistent with defined-benefit pension plans commonly offered in Ireland and, because our Irish executives are not eligible to participate in our U.S.-based 401(k) plan, we make this comparable plan available to them.
A participant in this pension plan will be entitled to receive an annual pension equal to the sum of 1/60th of the participants final pensionable salary, multiplied by the number of years of pensionable service with us. Final pensionable salary is the annual average of the three highest consecutive pensionable salaries during the 10 years preceding the normal retirement date or the termination date, if earlier. Pensionable salary at any date is the salary on that date less an amount equal to one and one-half times the State Pension payable under the Social Welfare Acts in Ireland. Pensionable service is the period of service of the participant with us up to the earliest to occur of the following: the normal retirement date, the date of the participants retirement or the date on which the participants service with us terminates. The normal retirement date under the pension plan is the last day of the month in which a participant attains his or her 65th birthday.
As part of their employment arrangements with us, Messrs. Marshall and McAdam will be, if they were to retire at age 60, entitled to have their pension benefits increased to two-thirds of final pensionable salary. However, their benefits under the pension plan will be pro rated based on their years of service with us if they retire before age 60. Compensation covered under this pension plan includes the salaries shown in the Summary Compensation Table above.
The following table sets forth the estimated present value of accumulated pension benefits for the officers named in the Summary Compensation Table as of November 1, 2008:
Since 1995, our executive officers and directors, along with some of our management and engineering employees, are eligible to participate in our Deferred Compensation Plan, or DCP. We established the DCP to provide participants with the opportunity to defer receiving all or a portion of their compensation, which includes salary, bonus, director fees and Company matching contributions. Before January 1, 2005, participants could also defer gains on stock options and restricted stock that were granted before July 23, 1997. We have
operated the DCP in a manner we believe is consistent with Internal Revenue Service guidance regarding nonqualified deferred compensation plans.
Each year, we credit each participants account with earnings on the deferred amounts. These earnings represent the amounts that the participant would have earned if the deferred amounts had been invested in one or more of the various investment options selected by the participant. Participants have elected to invest most of their DCP balances in a fixed-rate investment option that provides for a return based on the Moodys Baa index. We calculated the earnings credited to participants electing the fixed-rate investment option for fiscal 2008 using an average interest rate of 6.58%. Effective January 1, 2009, we discontinued offering the Moodys Baa index as an investment alternative under the DCP.
Under the terms of the DCP, only the payment of the compensation earned is deferred; we do not defer the expense in our financial statements related to the participants deferred compensation and investment earnings. We charge the salary, bonuses, director fees and investment earnings on deferred balances to our income statement as an expense in the period in which the participant earned the compensation. Our balance sheet includes separate line items for the Deferred Compensation Plan Investments and Deferred Compensation Plan Liabilities.
We hold DCP assets in a separate Rabbi trust segregated from other assets. To the extent possible, we invest in the same investment alternatives that the DCP participants select for their DCP balances. As a result, a small portion of these assets are invested in mutual funds. Since most participants have selected a fixed-rate investment option, the remaining portion of these assets are invested in high-quality, short-term interest-bearing instruments.
Participants whose employment with us terminates due to retirement after reaching age 62, disability or death will be paid their DCP balance in either a lump sum or in installments over ten or fewer years, based on the elections they have made. Participants who terminate their employment with us for any other reason will receive payment of their DCP balance in the form of a lump sum upon their termination of employment.
Messrs. Fishman, McDonough, Marshall and McAdam do not participate in the Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan. The following table shows the non-qualified deferred compensation activity for Mr. Roche during fiscal 2008:
We enter into change in control employee retention agreements with each of our executive officers and other key employees. These agreements provide for severance benefits if any of the following occurs:
For purposes of our change in control employee retention agreements, a change in control occurs when:
These agreements provide for the following severance benefits in the event of termination following a change in control approved by the Board:
In addition, if payments to the employee under his or her agreement (together with any other payments or benefits, including the accelerated vesting of stock options or restricted stock awards that the employee receives in connection with a change in control) would trigger the provisions of Sections 280G and 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the change in control employee retention agreements provide for the payment of an additional amount so that the employee receives, net of excise taxes, the amount he or she would have been entitled to receive in the absence of the excise tax provided in Section 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Each agreement provides that, in the event of a potential change in control (as defined in each agreement), the employee will not voluntarily resign as an employee, subject to certain conditions, for at least six months after the potential change in control occurs. The Compensation Committee annually reviews these agreements, and the agreements automatically renew each year unless we give the employee three months notice that his or her agreement will not be extended.
For other employees and senior management who are not parties to change in control employee retention agreements, we have change in control policies in place that provide for lump-sum severance payments, based on length of service with us, if the employees employment terminates under certain circumstances within 18 months after a change in control (as defined in these policies). Severance payments range from a minimum of 2 weeks of annual base salary (for hourly employees with less than 5 years of service) to a maximum of 104 weeks of base salary. In addition to this payment, senior management employees with at least 21 years of service would receive an amount equal to the total cash bonuses paid or awarded to the employee in the four fiscal quarters preceding termination. In addition to the agreements and policies described above, some of our stock option and restricted stock awards provide that the option or award will immediately vest in part or in full upon any change in control of Analog Devices. See Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control below.
On November 14, 2005, we entered into an employment agreement with Jerald G. Fishman. Under his employment agreement, as amended, we agreed to continue to employ Mr. Fishman, and Mr. Fishman has agreed to continue to serve, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Analog Devices for a term of five years at an annual base salary of $930,935, subject to potential increase by the Compensation Committee. Mr. Fishman is entitled to annual bonuses and, until we entered into the 2007 long-term retention agreement
described below, annual equity incentive awards as determined by the Compensation Committee. The employment agreement also contains non-competition covenants in favor of Analog Devices during Mr. Fishmans employment and for two years thereafter. The employment agreement provides for severance benefits if we terminate Mr. Fishmans employment without cause or if Mr. Fishman terminates his employment for good reason, as each of those terms is defined in his employment agreement in each case after a change in control. These benefits will be paid, following a change in control, only if they are greater than the severance benefits provided under his change in control employee retention agreement. The severance benefits provided under the employment agreement are a lump-sum payment equal to:
Mr. Fishmans employment agreement also provides that if his employment with us is terminated without cause or if he resigns for good reason, all then unvested outstanding stock options to purchase common stock of Analog Devices held by Mr. Fishman would become fully vested and exercisable in full.
Pursuant to Mr. Fishmans employment agreement, we and Mr. Fishman entered into a long-term retention agreement on October 22, 2007, or the 2007 retention agreement. Our Compensation Committee designed the agreement to retain Mr. Fishman as our Chief Executive Officer at least through November 14, 2010, or the retention period, which our Board believes is in the best interests of our Company. The 2007 retention agreement provides for annual performance-based cash incentives and is designed to closely align the amounts that Mr. Fishman may earn under that agreement with our performance during the retention period.
The incentives provided in his 2007 retention agreement are in lieu of any additional equity grants to Mr. Fishman during the retention period.
Mr. Fishmans 2007 retention agreement provides that, so long as his employment with us does not terminate before the end of the retention period, we will credit to an account established for Mr. Fishman under our Deferred Compensation Plan an amount equal to $5,000,000 plus the sum of the following: for each of fiscal 2008, fiscal 2009 and fiscal 2010, an amount equal to the annual bonus earned by Mr. Fishman under our executive bonus plan with respect to such fiscal year, in each case multiplied by two. The maximum amount that will be credited for any particular fiscal year (after applying the multiplier of two) is $5,000,000. No amounts will be paid to Mr. Fishman under this agreement unless he is still employed by us on November 14, 2010.
Our Compensation Committee approves our executive bonus plan for each fiscal year and establishes, in its sole discretion, the specific metrics applicable to the calculation of Mr. Fishmans annual bonus, which may vary from year to year. Mr. Fishmans annual bonus target percentage under the executive bonus plan for each fiscal year in the retention period is 160% of his then annual base salary.
If, before November 14, 2010, we terminate Mr. Fishmans employment without cause (as defined in his employment agreement), Mr. Fishman terminates his employment for good reason (as defined in his employment agreement), or Mr. Fishmans employment terminates under circumstances that give rise to severance payments under his change in control employee retention agreement, then we will credit to an account established for Mr. Fishman under our Deferred Compensation Plan an amount (determined in accordance with his 2007 retention agreement) that is equal to the amount that would have been credited if he had remained employed through the end of the retention period and earned annual target bonuses. If his employment terminates due to death or disability, Mr. Fishman will be entitled to a pro rata portion of the bonus accrued under the 2007 retention agreement through the end of the year in which his death or disability occurs. These amounts will not be paid to Mr. Fishman if he receives the severance benefits provided under his employment agreement.
Retention amounts payable under his 2007 retention agreement do not accrue any investment earnings or interest until we credit the retention amounts to an account established for Mr. Fishman under our Deferred
Compensation Plan. Amounts credited to the account for Mr. Fishman will be paid to him after his employment with us terminates, according to the terms of our Deferred Compensation Plan, described above.
If payments to Mr. Fishman under his 2007 retention agreement would trigger the provisions of Sections 280G and 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, then we will pay to Mr. Fishman an additional amount such that the net amount Mr. Fishman retains after paying any excise tax and any federal, state or local income or FICA taxes on such additional amounts will be equal to the amount he would have received if the taxes paid pursuant to Sections 280G and 4999 were not applicable.
Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control
Payments upon a change in control for each officer named in the Summary Compensation Table, with the exception of Mr. Fishman, are calculated based upon the change-in-control employee retention agreements described above under Retention, Employment and Other Agreements.
Upon a change in control approved by the Board, if we terminate an executive officers employment for cause or if the executive officer terminates his or her employment other than for good reason, then the executive officer will receive his or her full base salary and all other compensation through the date of termination at the rate in effect at the time that the termination notice is given and we will have no further obligations to the executive officer. When the employment of an executive officer (other than Mr. Fishman) terminates in a situation that does not involve a change in control, the officer is entitled to receive the same benefits as any other terminating employee. This applies regardless of the reason for termination.
We calculate payments upon a change in control for Mr. Fishman based upon his employment and retention agreements described above, under Retention, Employment and Other Agreements. If, before November 14, 2010, we terminate Mr. Fishmans employment for cause or Mr. Fishman terminates his employment voluntarily in a situation that does not involve a change of control, then Mr. Fishman would receive his full base salary and all other compensation through the date of termination at the rate in effect at the time that the termination notice is given and we will have no further obligations to him.
The following table quantifies the amount that would be payable to officers named in the Summary Compensation Table upon termination of their employment under circumstances other than those described above. The amounts shown assume that the terminations were effective on the last day of our fiscal year, or November 1, 2008. The table does not include the accumulated benefit under The Analog Devices B.V. Executive Pension Plan or our Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan that would be paid to the officers named in the Summary Compensation Table described above under Pension Benefits and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan, except to the extent that the officer is entitled to an additional benefit as a result of the termination. In addition, the table does not include the value of vested but unexercised stock options as of November 1, 2008. The actual amounts that would be paid out can only be determined at the time of the executive officers termination of employment.
Our stock option program is a broad-based, long-term employee retention program that is intended to attract, retain and motivate our employees, officers and directors and to align their interests with those of our shareholders. We currently have one plan, the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended, or the 2006 Plan, under which we grant equity awards. Under the 2006 Plan, we may grant options to purchase shares of our common stock, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other stock-based awards to all employees, officers, directors, consultants and advisors of Analog. A majority of our employees participate in this plan. All options have a term of ten years and generally vest in five equal installments on each of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the date of grant. The 2006 Plan does not permit us to grant options at exercise prices that are below the fair market value of our common stock on the date of grant. We believe that our option program is critical to our efforts to create and maintain a competitive advantage in the extremely competitive semiconductor industry.
We have set the fiscal 2009 maximum gross dilution percentage related to our option program at 2.13%.
We can make stock option grants to executive officers and directors only from shareholder-approved plans after the Compensation Committee reviews and approves the stock option grants. All members of the Compensation Committee are independent directors, as defined by the rules of the NYSE.
The following tables provide information about option grants during our last five fiscal years, option activity during fiscal 2008 and options outstanding as of November 1, 2008.
Summary of Option Activity Fiscal 2008
In-the-Money and Out-of-the-Money Option Information as of November 1, 2008
The following table provides information as of November 1, 2008 about the securities issued, or authorized for future issuance, under our equity compensation plans, consisting of our 2006 Stock Incentive Plan, our 2001 Broad-Based Stock Option Plan, our 1998 Stock Option Plan, our Restated 1994 Director Option Plan, our Restated 1988 Stock Option Plan, our 1992 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, our 1998 International Employee Stock Purchase Plan and our Employee Service Award Program.
In December 2001, our Board of Directors adopted the 2001 Broad-Based Stock Option Plan, or the 2001 plan, under which we were permitted to grant non-statutory stock options for up to 50,000,000 shares of common stock to employees, consultants and advisors of Analog Devices and its subsidiaries, other than executive officers and directors. The 2001 plan was filed most recently as an exhibit to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 2, 2002 (File No. 1-7819) as filed with the SEC on January 29, 2003. In December 2002, our Board of Directors adopted an amendment to the 2001 plan to provide that the terms of outstanding options under the 2001 plan may not be amended to provide an option exercise price per share that is lower than the original option exercise price per share.
Our Board is authorized to administer the 2001 plan, which includes authorization to adopt, amend and repeal the administrative rules relating to the 2001 plan and to interpret the provisions of the 2001 plan. Our Board of Directors may amend, suspend or terminate the 2001 plan at any time. Our Board of Directors has delegated to the Compensation Committee authority to administer certain aspects of the 2001 plan.
Under the terms of our 2001 Broad-Based Stock Plan, our Board of Directors and our Compensation Committee have the authority to select the recipients of options under the 2001 plan and determine (1) the number of shares of common stock covered by options, (2) the dates upon which options become exercisable (which is typically in three equal installments on each of the third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the date of grant; four equal installments on each of the second, third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the date of grant; or five equal installments on each of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the date of grant), (3) the exercise price of options (but not less than the fair market value of the common stock on the date of grant), and (4) the duration of the options (but no more than 10 years).
Our Board of Directors is required to make appropriate adjustments in connection with the 2001 plan to reflect any stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, liquidation, spin-off or other similar event. The 2001 plan also contains provisions addressing the consequences of any reorganization event or change in control.
If Analog Devices is reorganized or acquired, then the 2001 plan requires our Board of Directors to ensure that the acquiring or succeeding entity assumes, or substitutes equivalent options for, all of the outstanding options. If not, all then unexercised options become exercisable in full and terminate immediately before the reorganization or acquisition is consummated. If the options are assumed or replaced with substituted options, then they would continue to vest in accordance with their original vesting schedules. If the reorganization event also constitutes a change in control of the Company, then one-half of the shares of common stock subject to then outstanding unvested options would become immediately exercisable and the remaining one-half of the unvested options would continue to vest in accordance with the original vesting schedules of such options. However, any remaining unvested options held by an optionee would vest and become exercisable in full if, on or before the first anniversary of the change in control, the optionees employment were terminated without cause or for good reason (as those terms are defined in the 2001 plan).
Since our adoption of the 2006 Plan, our Board determined that we may make no further grants under the 2001 plan. If any option previously granted under the 2001 plan expires or is terminated, surrendered, canceled or forfeited after January 23, 2006, the unused shares of common stock covered by that option will be available for grant under the 2006 Plan.
In June 1998, the Board of Directors adopted our 1998 International Employee Stock Purchase Plan, or the International Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The Board has amended the International Employee Stock Purchase Plan several times, most recently in December 2005. The International Employee Stock Purchase Plan was intended to provide a method whereby employees of subsidiary corporations of Analog residing in countries other than the United States have the opportunity to acquire shares of our common stock. There were a total of 1,000,000 shares of our common stock authorized for issuance under the International Employee Stock Purchase Plan, of which 747,647 shares had been issued as of the date of this proxy statement.
The International Employee Stock Purchase Plan terminated on June 1, 2008. During fiscal 2005, our Board of Directors decided that the offering period which ended June 1, 2006, was the last offering period under the International Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
The International Employee Stock Purchase Plan permitted eligible employees to purchase shares of our common stock during offering periods that generally extended for twelve months. The purchase price per share under the International Employee Stock Purchase Plan was the lower of 85% of the composite closing price of a share of our common stock as reported on the NYSE on the offering commencement date or the offering termination date. Under the International Employee Stock Purchase Plan, employees could authorize ADI to withhold up to 10% of their annual base salary (or, in the case of an offering of less than twelve months, up to 10% of their base salary for each payroll period in that offering period) to purchase shares under the International Employee Stock Purchase Plan, subject to certain limitations.
The Employee Service Award Program, or the Program, is designed to recognize and thank employees for their long-term working relationship with Analog. All regular employees other than executive officers are eligible to receive these awards in the form of our common stock. Our executive officers receive these awards in cash instead of stock. We grant these awards to employees starting with the employees tenth anniversary of employment with us, and after the tenth anniversary, we grant the awards at the end of each subsequent five-year period of employment with us. The value of the award at the employees tenth anniversary with us is $1,000 and the value of the award increases by $500 at each subsequent five-year service milestone. The number of shares awarded to an eligible employee is equal to the dollar value of the award divided by the closing per share price of our common stock as reported on the NYSE on a specified date. Our Board may terminate, amend or suspend the Program at any time at its discretion.
During fiscal 2008, Messrs. Champy, Saviers and Severino served as members of our Compensation Committee. No member of our Compensation Committee was at any time during fiscal 2008, or formerly, an officer or employee of Analog Devices or any subsidiary of Analog. No member of our Compensation Committee had any relationship with us during fiscal 2008 requiring disclosure under Item 404 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
During fiscal 2008, none of our executive officers served as a member of the board of directors or compensation committee (or other committee serving an equivalent function) of any entity that had one or more executive officers serving as a member of our Board of Directors or Compensation Committee.
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