CNO Financial Group, Inc. 8-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 2)
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 16, 2017
CNO Financial Group, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
11825 North Pennsylvania Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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On May 17, 2017, CNO Financial Group, Inc. ("CNO" or the "Company") filed a Form 8-K to report that (i) Edward J. Bonach will be retiring as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of CNO (the "Board") effective December 31, 2017, (ii) Gary C. Bhojwani, currently President of CNO, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2018, and (iii) the Board had elected Mr. Bhojwani as a Director, effective May 16, 2017, increasing the size of the Board to 10 members through December 31, 2017.
On August 9, 2017, the Board approved an Amendment to the Employment Agreement between CNO and Mr. Bhojwani. The amendment extended the term of his employment agreement through December 31, 2020 and made other changes in connection with his appointment as successor Chief Executive Officer.
On December 12, 2017, the Board approved, effective January 1, 2018 when he becomes the Chief Executive Officer, an increase in the annual base salary for Mr. Bhojwani to $1,000,000 and an increase in his target annual bonus to 150% of his annual base salary, with a maximum annual bonus of 300% of his annual base salary. In addition, the Board agreed to grant restricted stock units under the Company’s Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to Mr. Bhojwani in 2018 with a value of $2,000,000. Such grant will be in addition to the annual awards expected to be made under the Plan in 2018.
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.