BJs RESTAURANTS INC 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 9, 2009
BJS RESTAURANTS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
7755 Center Avenue, Suite 300
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (714) 500-2400
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:
(d) Effective September 9, 2009, William L. Hyde, Jr. was appointed to serve as a Director of the Company. In accordance with the provisions of the Companys Bylaws, the authorized number of directors was increased from seven to eight and Mr. Hydes election was approved by the Board of Directors of the Company to fill the vacant director position.
Mr. Hyde will serve on the Companys Compensation Committee.
(a) On September 9, 2009, in accordance with Article III, Section 2 of the Bylaws of BJs Restaurants, Inc. (the Company), the Board of Directors of the Company adopted a resolution changing the authorized number of directors from seven to eight.
(a) On September 10, 2009, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of William L. Hyde, Jr. as a director of the Company. The press release issued by the Company in connection with the announcement is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1. The press release included as an exhibit to this Form 8-K is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
(b) On September 9, 2009, the Companys Board of Directors and Compensation Committee adopted certain amendments to the Companys 2005 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2005 Plan). The amendments (i) clarified that options granted to non-employee directors under the Companys 1996 Stock Option Plan which were specifically assumed under the 2005 Plan do not terminate upon termination of the 1996 Stock Option Plan but remain outstanding under the 2005 Plan (subject to all other applicable vesting and termination provisions), (ii) modified the definition of Active Status to clarify that Active Status for purposes of vesting and termination of options may (but is not required to) continue in the event an employee becomes a consultant to the Company, and (iii) made certain administrative clarifying the Companys issuance of awards in compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. A copy of the 2005 Plan, as amended, is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K.
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.