Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. 8-K 2011
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): December 9, 2011
PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (702) 541-7777
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 9, 2011, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (the Company) approved increases in the base salaries of Anthony M. Sanfilippo, the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer, and Carlos A. Ruisanchez, the Companys Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Effective January 1, 2012, Mr. Sanfilippos base salary was increased from $840,000 to $900,000 per year and Mr. Ruisanchezs base salary was increased from $580,000 to $600,000 per year.
On December 14, 2011, the Company entered into amendments to the employment agreements with Messrs. Sanfilippo and Ruisanchez to reflect their new base salaries effective as of January 1, 2012 (collectively, the Amendments to the Employment Agreements).
The foregoing description of the Amendments to the Employment Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendments to the Employment Agreements, which are attached as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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