Pinnacle Entertainment, 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): January 4, 2006
PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Registrants Telephone Number, including area code: (702) 784-7777
(Former name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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):
On January 4, 2006, the Compensation Committee (the Compensation Committee) of the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (the Company) approved 2005 cash bonuses and deferred bonuses for certain officers of the Company. The 2005 deferred bonuses were awarded under the Deferred Bonus Plan, a summary of which was filed as Exhibit 10.56 to the Companys Form 10-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 9, 2005. The deferred bonuses are deferred and paid in three equal annual installments beginning January 2007. Daniel R. Lees 2005 cash bonus will be paid pursuant to the Companys 2005 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan. All cash bonuses were paid on January 6, 2006 but for amounts that any executive officer may have elected to defer under Company benefit plans.
The 2005 cash bonuses and the bonuses that were awarded under the Deferred Bonus Plan to the persons serving as executive officers of the Company are as follows:
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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.
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