Haverty Furniture Companies 8-K 2009
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: December 3, 2009
(Date of earliest event reported: December 2, 2009)
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors: Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
This Current Report on Form 8-K discusses changes to the base salary component of the compensation of the officers named below.
As previously reported on a Form 8-K filed on May 11, 2009, in recognition of the extremely difficult business environment at the time, the President and Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer voluntarily initiated a proposal to reduce their base salary compensation by 20% from their 2008 levels. The proposal was accepted by the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee (the Compensation Committee) of the Board of Directors effective May 16, 2009. On December 2, 2009, the Compensation Committee approved a partial restoration of these salary reductions effective January 1, 2010. The new base salaries are approximately 3% below the 2008 levels and are commensurate with the base salaries received for fiscal year 2007.
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.