Rayonier Inc. REIT 8-K 2007
UNITED STATES 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)
March 14, 2007
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 1-6780
Incorporated in the State of North Carolina
I.R.S. Employer Identification Number 13-2607329
50 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(Principal Executive Office)
Telephone Number: (904) 357-9100
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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 March 14, 2007, the Compensation and Management Development Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors of Rayonier Inc. (the Company), approved the Rayonier Annual Corporate Bonus Program for 2007 (the Program) under the 2004 Rayonier Incentive Stock and Management Bonus Plan. The Program covers our named executive officers, who are referred to as Covered Executives, as well as other corporate and operating employees.
Under the Program, target bonus awards, calculated as a percentage of base salary at the end of the performance period, are established for each participant. Target awards are adjusted in the discretion of the Committee based on the achievement of Corporate and, if applicable, Business Unit performance factors. The performance factors are calculated based on actual performance as compared to budget using the following metrics:
Corporate Performance Factor (CPF):
Business Unit Performance Factor (BUPF):
The preliminary bonus award for each Covered Executive is equal to 200% of the Covered Executives target award, and reduced to zero if the Company fails to attain at least 85% of the target CPF (and BUPF(s), if applicable). In addition, in determining the actual award for a Covered Executive, the Committee, in its sole discretion, can reduce the preliminary bonus award taking into account the actual CPF/BUPF(s) generated, the Covered Executives performance against his or her identified individual performance objectives, the recommendation of the CEO, and such other matters as the Committee deems appropriate.
The bonus award, if any, to a Covered Executive is to be paid following the close of the fiscal year and may be paid in cash, stock or a combination thereof, in the Committees discretion. Bonus awards for participants other than Covered Executives, if any, shall be paid in cash.
The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Program, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 10.1 Rayonier Annual Corporate Bonus Program.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of l934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
March 19, 2007