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Ferro 8-K 2014

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 8-K
  2. Ex-10.1
  3. Ex-10.1
Ferro Corporation (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   December 29, 2014

Ferro Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio 1-584 34-0217820
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
6060 Parkland Boulevard, Mayfield Heights, Ohio   44124
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   216-875-5600

Not Applicable
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 December 29, 2014, the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Ferro Corporation, an Ohio corporation (the "Company"), awarded a new service-based retention grant of 100,000 restricted stock units (the "Retention Grant") to Peter T. Thomas, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The Retention Grant, provided under the Company’s 2013 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the "Omnibus Plan"), is being made in recognition of the fact that Mr. Thomas’s original retention grant of 148,698 cash-settled, service-based restricted stock units for leading the Company after the departure of the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer has now been earned by Mr. Thomas (in November 2014).

Since he was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 12, 2012, and President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 24, 2013, Mr. Thomas has provided strong leadership for the Company and directly contributed to the Company’s financial and operational success. To address concerns as to whether Mr. Thomas might retire from the Company in the next three years, the Committee has designed the Retention Grant to incentivize Mr. Thomas to remain in his current offices through December 29, 2017, where the Committee expects him to continue to provide strong leadership for the Company.

Under the terms of the Retention Grant, Mr. Thomas is generally eligible to earn 100,000 restricted stock units (each of which represents the right to receive one share of the Company’s common stock, par value $1.00 per share, upon settlement) if he remains employed by the Company or an applicable subsidiary or affiliate until December 29, 2017. Mr. Thomas will not be entitled to any dividend equivalent rights with respect to the award, and the award is subject to recoupment for detrimental activity by Mr. Thomas, as specified in the award agreement, and under the Company’s clawback policies in effect from time to time.

The Retention Grant generally will be subject to accelerated vesting in full if Mr. Thomas is involuntarily terminated due to death, disability or without "cause" (as defined in the Company’s Executive Separation Policy) or if Mr. Thomas terminates his employment for "good reason" (also as defined in the Company’s Executive Separation Policy). The treatment of the award in the event of a "change of control" of the Company (as defined in the Omnibus Plan) will be as provided in the Omnibus Plan.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit Number: 10.1
Description: Terms of Retention Restricted Stock Units Award for Mr. Thomas


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.

    Ferro Corporation
December 30, 2014   By:   Mark H. Duesenberg
        Name: Mark H. Duesenberg
        Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Terms of Retention Restricted Stock Units Award for Mr. Thomas
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