Stage Stores 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 8, 2012
(Date of Report, Date of Earliest Event Reported)
Stage Stores, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(Commission File Number)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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The Board of Directors of Stage Stores, Inc. (the "Company") appointed C. Clayton Reasor to the Board effective June 8, 2012. His appointment brings the Board’s membership to eight Directors. Mr. Reasor, an independent Director, has been named to serve on the Board’s Compensation Committee and its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Since May 1, 2012, Mr. Reasor, age 55, has been Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Strategy and Corporate Affairs of Phillips 66 headquartered in Houston, Texas. From April 1, 2009 to April 30, 2012, he served as Vice President, Investor and Corporate Relations of ConocoPhillips, which is also headquartered in Houston. From June 1, 2005 to March 31, 2009, Mr. Reasor served as President, US Marketing of ConocoPhillips. He began his career with Phillips Petroleum in 1979. During his career, Mr. Reasor has been involved in the development, implementation and articulation of corporate and marketing strategy and has developed commercial, financial and communications experience in domestic and international facilities. He has a strong background working directly with investment analysts, institutional investors and the broad financial community.
As an independent Director, Mr. Reasor will be entitled to receive the following compensation:
(1) Upon a Director’s initial appointment, the Director is granted restricted shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $100,000 based on a Net Present Value (the “Initial Grant”), but pro-rated for the number of months the Director will serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Since Mr. Reasor will serve a term of twelve months until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, he was granted restricted shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $100,000 based on a Net Present Value. The share price used in granting the restricted shares is equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date the Director is appointed to the Board, which in Mr. Reasor’s case was June 8, 2012 ($16.86). Therefore, his Initial Grant was 5,931 restricted shares. The Initial Grant will vest, on a cliff basis, on the earliest of (i) one year from the date of grant, or (ii) the date of the first Annual Meeting of the Company’s shareholders following the date of grant.
On June 13, 2012, the Company issued a News Release announcing that Mr. Reasor had been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. A copy of the News Release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.
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.