Atmos Energy 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
November 24, 2009
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On November 24, 2009, the Company entered into a Separation Agreement and General Release with Mr. Johnson. Under the Agreement, Mr. Johnson will receive the present value of the benefits that he otherwise would have been entitled to receive under the terms of our Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan at age 55, along with an amount equal to a penalty tax imposed by the Internal Revenue Code by reason of the acceleration of benefits. The Company will also pay Mr. Johnson his regular salary until October 31, 2010 and provide subsidized medical coverage and financial planning benefits to him for the same period. As part of the Agreement, Mr. Johnson and the Company executed a mutual release of all claims related to Mr. Johnsons employment and Mr. Johnson agreed to restrictions on his ability to provide services to clients of the Company or to solicit for employment current employees of the Company. Mr. Johnson is also entitled to receive any amounts of compensation or benefits otherwise payable in accordance with the terms of the Companys compensation and benefits plans in which he participated, as set forth in the Agreement.
The full text of the Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
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