Matrixx Initiatives 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) February 9, 2006
MATRIXX INITIATIVES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
The following disclosure describes certain ordinary course executive and director compensation actions.
On February 9, 2006, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (the Company) approved the following compensation components for the Companys five most highly-compensated executive officers named in the Companys proxy statement relating to its May 24, 2005 annual meeting of shareholders (the Named Executive Officers): (a) incentive payments based on 2005 Company and individual performance; (b) 2006 base salary levels; and (c) restricted stock grants. The following table summarizes these components:
(1) One-half of the restricted shares vest over a three-year period in one-third increments. The other half of the restricted shares vests in early 2009 only if 2008 performance objectives to be established by the Compensation Committee are met. Based upon Securities and Exchange Commission rules, the value of the restricted stock awards, based on the closing price of the Companys common stock on the date of grant, is as follows: Mr. Johnson ($743,750); Mr. Hemelt ($198,000); Mr. Clarot ($167,200); Mr. Voevodsky ($158,400); and Mr. Marini ($127,600).
On February 9, 2006, the Compensation Committee also approved a 2006 incentive plan (the 2006 Plan) under which each of the Companys officers, including the Named Executive Officers, is eligible to participate. The 2006 Plan is based on the Companys achievement of specified revenue and earnings levels for 2006, excluding any unusual expenses related to the Companys ongoing product liability and securities litigation. However, the amount of the award, if any, to each officer under the 2006 Plan is in the sole discretion of the Committee. Accordingly, the Committee may consider factors other than Company revenues and earnings to measure performance.
Subject to the foregoing, 2006 Plan award opportunities for the Named Executive Officers (expressed as a percentage of the Named Executive Officers 2006 base salary) are as follows:
(1) The restricted stock awards, if earned, would be valued based on the closing price of the Companys common stock on the date of grant. Unless otherwise determined by the Compensation Committee, one-half of the restricted shares would vest over a three-year period in one-third increments. The other half of the restricted shares would vest in early 2010 only if 2009 performance objectives to be established by the Compensation Committee were met.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
MATRIXX INITIATIVES, INC.
William J. Hemelt
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,
Date: February 15, 2006