GLOBAL PARTNERS LP 8-K 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 16, 2017
GLOBAL PARTNERS LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
P.O. Box 9161
800 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9161
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
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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 August 16, 2017, the Compensation Committee (the Compensation Committee) of the Board of Directors of Global GP LLC (GPLLC), the general partner of Global Partners LP, approved a form of phantom unit award agreement under the Global Partners LP Long-Term Incentive Plan, as amended, (the Plan) for use for grants to executive officers who have an employment agreement in place with GPLLC (the Executive Officer Award Agreement). A copy of the Executive Officer Award Agreement is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, and is incorporated herein by reference.
Future awards, if any, shall be granted at the discretion of the Compensation Committee in compliance with the terms of the Plan in the form of award agreement selected by the Compensation Committee, in its full discretion, which may include the Executive Officer Award Agreement.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1* Form of Phantom Unit Award Agreement for Executive Officers under Global Partners LP Long-Term Incentive Plan
* Furnished herewith.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
* Furnished herewith.