Gemstar-TV Guide International 8-K 2005
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: October 20, 2005
(Date of Earliest Event Reported)
GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
6922 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
ITEM 1.01. ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT.
Amendments to Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy
On October 20, 2005, the Board of Directors of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. approved the following increases in compensation payable to non-employee members of the Board: (1) the annual retainer paid to each Non-Employee Director will be increased from $30,000 to $35,000; (2) the fee paid to Non-Employee Directors for each Board meeting attended will be increased from $1,000 to $1,500; (3) the annual equity awards made to each Non-Employee Director will be increased from restricted stock units equal to $40,000 to restricted stock units equal to $60,000. Following the elimination of the Companys staggered board structure, the vesting term for future restricted stock unit awards was reduced from three years to one year. The Board of Directors eliminated acceleration of vesting of future restricted stock unit awards upon a directors retirement. The foregoing changes are effective January 1, 2006.
The above description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Companys amended and restated Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy and amended form of Stock Unit Agreement attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, and incorporated by reference herein.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 26, 2005