Tractor Supply Company 8-K 2012
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 15, 2012 (March 14, 2012)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (615) 440-4000
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.>
Change in Control Agreements
On March 14, 2012, Tractor Supply Company (the “Company”) and each of Gregory A. Sandfort, Anthony F. Crudele and Kimberly D. Vella entered into an Amended and Restated Change in Control Agreement (the “Change in Control Agreement”). The Change in Control Agreement replaces the previous change in control agreement previously entered into by the Company and Mr. Sandfort, Mr. Crudele and Ms. Vella. The new Change in Control Agreement removed a gross-up for any excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") upon payments under the Change in Control Agreement. The amendments to the Change in Control Agreement also provide that in the event an amount to be paid to Mr. Sandfort, Mr. Crudele or Ms. Vella is considered a “parachute payment” pursuant to Section 280G of the Code, then such payment will be reduced to the largest amount that would result in no portion of the payment being subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code, so long as such reduced amount is greater than the after-tax amount Mr. Sandfort, Mr. Crudele or Ms. Vella would have received had the amount not been so reduced.
The amended agreements also include the following changes from the prior agreements:
The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Change in Control Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Change in Control Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.
On March 14, 2012, Tractor Supply Company (the “Company”) and Benjamin F. Parrish, Jr. entered into a Change in Control Agreement that is substantially the same as the Amended and Restated Change in Control Agreement discussed above. The Change in Control Agreement expires on February 28, 2015.
The foregoing description of the Change in Control Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Change in Control Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.2.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
Director Resignation Policy
The Company has adopted a Director Resignation Policy effective March 14, 2012.
A copy of the policy is furnished herewith as Exhibit 10.3.
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.
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