Manhattan Associates 8-K 2005
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): December 12, 2005
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On December 12, 2005, the Board of Directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc. (the Company) approved an Option Acceleration Agreement that will accelerate the vesting of unvested stock options held by the Companys employees with an exercise price of $22.09 or higher. This accelerated vesting will affect options for approximately 1.9 million shares of the Companys common stock, including options for approximately 570,000 shares held by the Companys executive officers. In order to prevent unintended personal benefits to individuals resulting from the accelerated vesting of options, the Company imposed sales restrictions on shares acquired upon exercise of these options that parallel the vesting requirements of the original options.
The decision to accelerate vesting of these underwater stock options was made primarily to avoid recognizing compensation expense in the Companys future income statements upon the Companys adoption on January 1, 2006 of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised 2004), Share-Based Payment (FAS 123R). FAS 123R will require all share-based payments to Company employees and non-management directors, including grants of stock options, to be recognized in the Companys financial statements based on their fair values. Because the options subject to the accelerated vesting are underwater, the Company believes that these options may not be offering a sufficient incentive to its employees when compared to the future compensation expense that the Company would incur under FAS 123R with respect to these options. As a result of the accelerated vesting, the Company expects to reduce the stock option expense it otherwise would be required to record in fiscal 2006 by approximately $11.5 million.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: December 16, 2005