Cheesecake Factory 8-K 2011
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):
January 6, 2011
THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
26901 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas Hills, California 91301
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 January 6, 2011, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the Compensation Committee) of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (the Company) approved base salaries for fiscal 2011, effective as of December 29, 2010, the first day of the Companys 2011 fiscal year, for the following executive officers of the Company:
In addition, the Compensation Committee approved grants of equity awards of the Companys common stock to each of the executive officers under the terms of the Companys 2010 Stock Incentive Plan, as follows:
The stock options were granted at an exercise price of $31.10 per share which was the closing price for the Companys common stock on January 6, 2011, the date of grant. The options vest as to 20% of the shares on each of January 6, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The restricted shares vest as to 60% of the shares on January 6, 2014, and as to 20% of the shares on each of January 6, 2015 and 2016. Other than the grants to Ms. Slomann, these grants were made pursuant to the terms and conditions of a form of award agreement for executive officers previously approved by the Compensation Committee and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Exhibit 10.1 to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 28, 2010. Ms. Slomann received her grants pursuant to the terms and conditions of a form of award agreement to non-executive officers previously approved by the Compensation Committee.
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.