Booking Holdings Inc. 8-K 2015
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 21, 2015
The Priceline Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On April 21, 2015, The Priceline Group Inc. (the "Company") entered into a Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the "New Employment Agreement") with Peter J. Millones, the Company's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, to effect certain amendments to his prior employment agreement (the "Prior Agreement"). The New Employment Agreement amends the Prior Agreement to (i) eliminate provisions providing Mr. Millones with an excise tax "gross-up" in connection with severance payments following a change in control, and (ii) add provisions that will reduce the severance benefits to be paid to Mr. Millones in the event any such benefits are "parachute payments" to the extent such reduction would result in an increase in the aggregate benefits to be provided to Mr. Millones, determined on an after-tax basis (taking into account the excise tax imposed pursuant to Section 4999 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code). Except as described above, the New Employment Agreement is substantially the same as the Prior Agreement. The foregoing description of the New Employment Agreement is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the New Employment Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is 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.
Date: April 24, 2015