Best Buy 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 18, 2005
BEST BUY CO., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (612) 291-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 18, 2005, the Compensation and Human Resources Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors of Best Buy Co., Inc., approved performance-based short-term incentive awards for the registrants executive officers, conditioned on the achievement of specified performance goals for its fiscal year ending February 25, 2006. The awards were made pursuant to the registrants Executive Officer Short-Term Incentive Program under its 2004 Omnibus Stock and Incentive Plan.
The short-term incentive awards are conditioned on three performance goals: i) the registrants actual Economic Value Added (EVA®) performance for fiscal 2006 as compared with a goal approved by the Committee; ii) actual performance as compared with goals approved by the Committee regarding the registrants fiscal 2006 operating income rate, customer centricity store revenue, customer loyalty scores and employee turnover improvement; and iii) individual performance based on achieving fiscal 2006 goals related to each executive officers operational or functional responsibilities.
The actual incentive amount for each executive officer, payable in cash, will be an amount ranging from 0% to 200% of the executive officers short-term incentive target, based on actual performance compared with the specific goals established by the Committee. The short-term incentive targets for the registrants Chief Executive Officer and its Vice Chairman (previously the registrants President and Chief Operating Officer) are 150% and 100% of base salary, respectively. For all other executive officers, the short-term incentive targets range from 65% to 75% of base salary.
Best Buy Co., Inc.s Annual Report to Shareholders and its reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and other publicly available information should be consulted for other important information about the registrant.
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.