This excerpt taken from the TFX DEF 14A filed Mar 27, 2009.
Special Equity Award for Vince Northfield
In 2008, our Compensation Committee granted Mr. Northfield a special equity award of 5,000 shares of restricted stock, which will vest in its entirety on the second anniversary of the grant date. The Compensation Committee approved these grants in connection with Mr. Northfields appointment as Executive Vice President for Global Operations, Teleflex Medical. The equity award is addressed in the All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units column of the Grants of Plan Based Awards Table and in the accompanying footnotes.