Echelon 8-K 2006
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 20, 2006
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ITEM 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On January 20, 2006, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Echelon Corporation (Echelon) approved a management bonus plan for 2006 (the Bonus Plan) and established aggregate annualized bonus amounts for its managers. Under the Bonus Plan, each manager will receive, in lieu of cash, shares of Echelon common stock, designated as performance shares, in an amount equal to 50% of each managers individual bonus amount divided by the closing price of Echelons stock on February 1, 2006. The total bonus pool approved for all of Echelons executive officers was $1,260,000 and 125,000, but the actual amount payable by Echelon under the Bonus Plan will take the form of performance shares with a value equal to $513,000 and 62,500, respectively. The performance shares will be issued on February 1, 2008, subject to such managers continuing to be employed by Echelon on such date. Under the Bonus Plan, M. Kenneth Oshman, Beatrice Yormark, Oliver R. Stanfield, Kathleen B. Bloch and Frederik H. Bruggink, each of whom is an Echelon named executive officer for 2005, will receive a bonus in performance shares based on 50% times a bonus amount of $600,000, $180,000, $180,000, $100,000 and 125,000, respectively. The 2006 bonus awards for these executives are annual bonuses. No cash will be issued under the Bonus Plan.
The Compensation Committee also authorized a cash bonus payment to Mr. Bruggink of 20,000 in recognition of services provided to Echelon in 2005.
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.
Date: January 26, 2006