Radian Group 8-K 2005
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 8, 2005
Radian Group Inc.
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Radians board of directors met on February 8, 2005 and approved the following recommendations made by the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the board regarding management contracts and compensatory plans, contracts and arrangements in which Radians named executive officers are eligible to participate:
In addition, due to the pending retirement of Frank P. Filipps as Radians Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Radian currently is conducting a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. Radian expects that, once hired, its new Chief Executive Officer also will participate in the plan. In the future, the committee may expand the group of participants to include other key employees, or may contract the group of participants.
The Compensation and Human Resources Committee may grant performance shares to eligible participants with respect to performance periods of varying and overlapping durations. The first performance period under the plan is the three-year period that began January 1, 2005 and ends December 31, 2007. The committee expects that future performance periods will cover additional three year periods beginning January 1, 2006, January 1, 2007 and so on.
At the beginning of each performance period, a target number of performance shares is established for each participant in the plan. The performance shares are denominated in shares of Radian common stock and will be settled in shares, cash or a combination at the participants option, unless that participant has not yet reached the minimum stock ownership required of his or her position, in which case that participants performance shares will be settled in stock. The form of performance share award agreement for awards under the plan is attached as Exhibit 10.3 and incorporated herein by reference.
Each performance share award becomes payable at a multiple of the target amount depending on a combination of Radians growth of earnings per share, growth of adjusted book value and return on equity over the performance period. For the first performance period, one third of each award is based on each of the three metrics, and each metric is measured both on an absolute basis and relative to a group of Radians peers. For purposes of the deductibility requirements of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, the maximum pay-out under any performance share award is 250,000 shares of Radian common stock or its equivalent market value as of the payment date.
If a change in control of Radian occurs (as defined in the Equity Compensation Plan) and at least twelve months has elapsed in any open performance period, then the target number of performance shares with respect to each such performance period will be paid immediately upon the change in control. Performance shares with respect to performance periods for which less than twelve months have elapsed will expire upon the change in control.
Upon retirement of a participant, payments with respect to the target number of performance shares related to performance periods for which the participant worked at least one full year will be made at the end of the performance period to the extent the performance goals for that period are met. Upon disability or death of a participant, payments with respect to the target number of performance shares related to all open performance periods will be made at the end of the performance period to the extent the performance goals for that period are met. Upon termination of employment for any reason other than retirement, disability or death, all performance shares with respect to open performance periods immediately will be forfeited and canceled.
Radians Compensation and Human Resources Committee administers the Performance Share Plan and may amend or terminate the Performance Share Plan at any time.
Radian expects to submit the material terms of the Performance Share Plan for stockholder approval at its 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to qualify the compensation that may be granted under the plan for deductibility under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. In that case, if the material terms are not approved, the performance shares granted under the Performance Share Plan will become null and void and no additional performance shares may be granted under that plan.
In addition, upon the recommendation of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee, Radian entered into retention agreements with each of Martin Kamarck, Roy J. Kasmar, C. Robert Quint and Howard S. Yaruss on February 14, 2005. The retention agreements provide for the issuance of 10,000 shares of Radian common stock to each of Messrs. Kamarck and Quint and 8,000 shares to Mr. Kasmar if he remains a Radian employee through January 1, 2007. Further, if Radian wishes to terminate the employment of Messrs. Kamarck, Kasmar, Quint or Yaruss before January 1, 2007 other than for cause (which generally requires misappropriation of funds, habitual insobriety, substance abuse, conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, or gross negligence in the performance of duties, which gross negligence has had a material adverse effect on the business, operations, assets, properties or financial condition of Radian and its subsidiaries taken as a whole), then Radian must provide the executive with (1) 180 days notice, (2) 8,000 shares of Radian common stock (except in the case of Mr. Yaruss, whose agreement does not entitle him to this Radian common stock), (3) twelve monthly installments of severance at the then rate of base salary beginning on the date of termination and (4) a lump sum payment equal to the executives target bonus for the year in which the notice of termination is delivered pro rated through the date of such notice. In addition, Mr. Kasmars agreement serves as an employment agreement with a term lasting through 2005, and provides that he is entitled to the payments described in the preceding sentence if he terminates his employment with Radian during 2006. If Messrs. Kamarck or Quint terminates his employment with Radian during 2006, he will be entitled to 5,000 shares of Radians common stock. All shares of Radian common stock issuable under the terms of the retention agreements will be issued pursuant to shares of phantom stock awarded under Radians Equity Compensation Plan at the inception of the retention agreements.
Exhibit 10.4, which is incorporated herein by reference, shows certain compensation arrangements with Radians directors and named executive officers for 2005, as recommended by the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and approved by the board of directors at its February 8, 2005 meeting. Exhibits 10.5 and 10.6 are forms of phantom stock grant agreements for Radian employees and non-employee directors, respectively.
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.