NVIDIA 8-K 2008
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): April 15, 2008
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (408) 486-2000
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On April 15, 2008, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of NVIDIA Corporation approved the Fiscal Year 2009 Variable Compensation Plan, or the 2009 Plan, which is designed to provide variable cash compensation to our chief executive officer, senior officers, vice presidents, directors, managers and qualifying senior contributors, or the Participants, as determined by our Compensation Committee, if certain pre-set corporate and individual targets are achieved during fiscal 2009. We operate on a 52 or 53-week year, ending on the Sunday nearest January 31. We designate our fiscal year by the year in which that fiscal year ends; e.g., fiscal 2009 refers to our fiscal year ending January 25, 2009.
Under the 2009 Plan, variable cash compensation will be paid to the Participants if we exceed pre-set threshold, target or maximum net income levels, determined according to United States generally accepted accounting principles, as set by our Compensation Committee and/or if individuals achieve their individual targets which are determined by our Compensation Committee for the chief executive officer, by the chief executive officer in the case of the senior officers, by the senior officer to whom a vice president or a director reports in the case of vice presidents and directors, and based on individual rankings for managers and other qualifying senior contributors. Fifty percent (50%) of a Participants potential variable cash compensation will be allocated to the achievement of corporate targets (up to a maximum of 200% of the Participants corporate target award) and fifty percent (50%) will be allocated to the achievement of individual targets.
Variable compensation resulting from achievement of the corporate targets is determined by our Compensation Committee. The achievement of individual targets is determined by our Compensation Committee in the case of the chief executive officer and the senior officers, by the senior officer to whom a vice president or a director reports in the case of vice presidents and directors, and by the senior officer or director to whom a manager or senior contributor reports in the case of managers and senior contributors.
Our Board of Directors and Compensation Committee reserve the right to modify these targets and criteria at any time or to grant additional variable cash compensation to the Participants even if the performance targets are not met.
The 2009 Plan is filed with this report as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description is subject to, and qualified in their entirety by, the 2009 Plan.
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.