GT Advanced Technologies Inc. 8-K 2008
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 6, 2008
SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
243 Daniel Webster Highway
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02 Election of Directors.
On November 6, 2008, the board of directors (the Board) of GT Solar International, Inc. (the Company) elected Noel G. Watson to the Board with his term commencing on November 11, 2008.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Watson and any other person pursuant to which he was selected to serve on the board of directors, and there are no relationships between Mr. Watson and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Pursuant to a letter agreement, Mr. Watson will receive annual cash compensation of $30,000 for his service on the Board, consistent with the Companys standard non-employee director cash compensation arrangements. A copy of the letter agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
In connection with the election of Mr. Watson to the Board, the Compensation Committee of the Board authorized the grant to Mr. Watson of 17,000 restricted stock units, of which 8,500 will vest on the first anniversary of the date of grant and the remaining 8,500 will vest on the second anniversary of the date of grant. The restricted stock unit agreement with Mr. Watson will provide for accelerated vesting of 8,500 restricted stock units if a change in control (as defined in the agreement) occurs during the twelve months following his appointment to the Board and the remaining 8,500 restricted stock units if a change in control occurs during the twelve months following the anniversary of his appointment to the Board. Mr. Watson will also be eligible receive to other equity-based awards when, as and if determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board pursuant to the Companys 2008 Equity Incentive Plan.
A copy of the Companys press release announcing these changes to the Companys board of directors is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
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.