Coach 8-K 2013
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): February 13, 2013
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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 February 13, 2013, Coach, Inc. (“Coach” or the “Company”) entered into a Letter Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Victor Luis, the Company’s President, International Group, to serve as the Company’s President & Chief Commercial Officer, commencing on February 14, 2013 (the “Commencement Date”). The Agreement states that it is the intent of the Board to appoint Mr. Luis to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Coach no later than January 1, 2014. Also on February 13, 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) increased the size of the Board to nine members and elected Mr. Luis as a director of the Board, beginning on the Commencement Date.
As President and Chief Commercial Officer of the Company, Mr. Luis, age 46, has oversight for all of Coach’s revenue-generating units, strategy and merchandising. Mr. Luis served as President, International Group of Coach, from February 2012 to February 2013, with oversight for all of Coach’s operations outside of North America. Prior to that he was President for Coach Retail International from March 2010 to February 2012, with responsibility for the Company’s directly operated businesses in China (Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China), Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. Prior to that he was President and Chief Executive Officer, Coach China and Coach Japan from September 2008 to March 2010. Mr. Luis joined Coach in June 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer, Coach Japan. Prior to joining Coach, from 2002 to 2006, Mr. Luis was the President and Chief Executive Officer for Baccarat, Inc., running the North American operation of the French luxury brand. Earlier in his career, Mr. Luis held marketing and sales positions within the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Group. Mr. Luis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Arts degree from University College, Durham University, UK.
The Agreement generally provides for the following key compensation and benefits to Mr. Luis. The program is designed to incentivize successful execution of the Company’s strategy and drive annual performance while strongly aligning Mr. Luis’ long-term compensation with value creation for Coach’s stockholders over a multi-year period:
If the Company terminates the employment of Mr. Luis without “Cause” (as such term is defined in the Agreement), or if he resigns for “Good Reason” (as such term is defined in the Agreement), the Company will pay Mr. Luis a severance amount equal to the sum of his (i) “Pro Rata Bonus” (as such term is defined in the Agreement) for the Company’s fiscal year in which the termination occurred, (ii) 21 months of his then current salary, and (iii) 21 months of his annual cash incentive opportunity, calculated based on the average of the actual percentage of the annual cash incentive Coach target earned for the three prior fiscal years. Mr. Luis’ equity awards will be treated as follows: (i) all of his unvested annual equity awards will continue to vest during the severance period to the extent he had remained employed through the end of such period, (ii) a pro-rata portion of any unvested annual PRSU awards subject to cliff-vesting shall be eligible to vest as of the original vesting date based on actual Company performance, and (iii) all unvested appointment grant PRSUs will be forfeited.
If Mr. Luis resigns his employment with the Company other than for “Good Reason,” during the three month notice period, the Company may, in its sole discretion, elect to subject him to the noncompetition and nonsolicitation provisions of the Agreement so long as the Company provides him with the severance payments and benefits described above for the 12-month period following his termination.
Generally all of Mr. Luis’ salary and annual cash incentive compensation is subject to his continued employment with the Company through the time that such salary and annual cash incentive compensation would normally be paid. Mr. Luis will continue to be subject to the Company’s stock ownership guidelines, and upon his appointment to Chief Executive Officer, will be required to own the lesser of Coach equity valued at five times his then current annual salary or 250,000 shares within five years of appointment. Further, all performance-based compensation paid to Mr. Luis is subject to Coach’s incentive repayment (“clawback”) policy applicable in the event of a material restatement of the Company’s financial results. Mr. Luis will be subject to the noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants set forth in the Agreement, both during his employment with the Company as well as during specified periods following termination.
As an officer of the Company, Mr. Luis will receive no remuneration for his services as a director. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Luis and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director (other than the terms of the Agreement providing for his appointment to the Board), and there have been no transactions since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, or are currently proposed, regarding Mr. Luis that are required to be disclosed by Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Also on February 14, 2013, the Company announced that Lew Frankfort, the Company’s current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, will continue to serve in such capacity until such time as Mr. Luis is named Chief Executive Officer. Upon Mr. Luis becoming Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Frankfort will become the Company’s Executive Chairman.
The foregoing does not constitute a complete summary of the terms of the Agreement, and reference is made to the complete text of the Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated by reference herein. A copy of the press release announcing the appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
Dated: February 15, 2013