CSX 8-K 2012
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): May 9, 2012
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On May 8, 2012, the Compensation Committee of the CSX Board of Directors approved and adopted a long-term incentive program that seeks to motivate and reward key members of management and executives (the “Participants”) over a three-year period. It is comprised of two separate components-Performance Units and Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”).
The Performance Units were awarded under the CSX 2012-2014 Long Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1. Payouts of the Performance Units will be based on the achievement of CSX's pre-established Operating Ratio target for fiscal year 2014, and will be paid out, if at all, in the form of CSX common stock in early 2015. The Plan requires significant Operating Ratio improvement over the most recently completed fiscal year. Payouts for certain executive officers are subject to downward adjustment by up to 30% based upon the level of achievement of additional pre-established strategic goals. CSX's Operating Ratio is defined as consolidated operating expenses divided by operating revenue and is calculated excluding certain non-recurring items. The Operating Ratio target that determines payouts may also vary based on the average cost of oil. The Performance Units were awarded on May 8, 2012, and included the following specific target awards to the named executive officers: Michael J. Ward - 207,660; Oscar Munoz - 69,220; Clarence W. Gooden - 69,220; Fredrik J. Eliasson - 51,915; and Ellen M. Fitzsimmons - 51,915.
The RSUs were granted to the Participants on May 8, 2012, and included the following specific units to the named executive officers: Michael J. Ward - 69,220; Oscar Munoz - 23,073; Clarence W. Gooden -23,073; Fredrik J. Eliasson - 17,305; and Ellen M. Fitzsimmons - 17,305. The RSUs vest on May 7, 2015, and will be settled by delivery of a number of CSX shares equal to the number of RSUs granted, assuming the Participants' completion of a three-year service period.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
No other matters were submitted for shareholder action.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed as a part of this Report.
Exhibit No. Description
10.1 CSX 2012-2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
By: /s/ Carolyn T. Sizemore
Carolyn T. Sizemore
Vice President and Controller
(Principal Accounting Officer)
Date: May 10, 2012