Mondelez International, Inc. 8-K 2006
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 (Date of earliest event reported): August 31, 2006
KRAFT FOODS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (847) 646-2000
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
In connection with the previously announced departure of Mr. Roger K. Deromedi as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Kraft Foods Inc. (Kraft), Kraft and Mr. Deromedi on August 31, 2006 entered into a Separation Agreement and General Release (the Separation Agreement). Pursuant to the terms of the Separation Agreement, Mr. Deromedi will receive salary continuation payments at his bi-weekly base salary in effect on June 26, 2006 (the Separation Date) until February 23, 2007 (the Salary Continuation Period). Following the Salary Continuation Period, Mr. Deromedi will receive a lump sum payment in an amount equal to the salary that he would have received, at the rate of salary in effect for him on the Separation Date, had his employment continued during the period between the end of the Salary Continuation Period and June 26, 2008.
Mr. Deromedi will also receive (i) a payment in respect of his 2006 annual incentive award under the Kraft Management Incentive Plan, to be paid on the basis of Mr. Deromedis individual target percentage and the actual business unit rating for Kraft for full fiscal year 2006, as determined by the Compensation Committee of Krafts Board of Directors (the Committee), pro-rated from January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006, and (ii) a payment in respect of his 2004-2006 Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) award, to be paid on the basis of Mr. Deromedis individual target percentage and the actual Kraft LTIP rating, as determined by the Committee, pro-rated from January 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006. As of the effective date of the Separation Agreement, Mr. Deromedi will become vested in 141,697 shares of restricted stock; any other unvested shares of restricted stock previously granted to Mr. Deromedi will be forfeited. Mr. Deromedi will be entitled to exercise any vested stock options that he holds in Altria Group, Inc. and Kraft pursuant to the terms of the applicable option grant and for the remainder of their original term.
During the Salary Continuation Period, Mr. Deromedi will be eligible to participate in various Kraft benefit plans, including applicable medical and retirement plans. In fulfillment of Krafts pre-existing contractual obligations to Mr. Deromedi, he and his family will be eligible to receive lifetime medical, dental and life insurance benefits from Kraft (which medical and dental coverage will be secondary if Mr. Deromedi receives any medical or dental coverage from another employer).
In consideration for the payments to be received by Mr. Deromedi under the Separation Agreement, Mr. Deromedi agreed pursuant to the Separation Agreement (i) not to work for specified competitors of Kraft through June 26, 2007, (ii) not to solicit Krafts employees, (iii) to certain confidentiality and non-disparagement obligations and (iv) subject to specified conditions, to assist Kraft with respect to pending and future litigation, arbitration, governmental and other dispute resolution relating to matters in which Mr. Deromedi was personally involved during his employment with Kraft.
The foregoing description of the Separation Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete terms and conditions of the Separation Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) The following exhibit is being filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
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.