This excerpt taken from the TSN 10-K filed Nov 20, 2008.
ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
TYSON FOODS, INC.
This excerpt taken from the TSN 10-Q filed May 2, 2008.
Item 5. Other Information
Stock Option Grant Date Notice
The Compensation Committee (“Committee”) of the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a procedure in 2006 to grant non-qualified stock options on the fourth (4th) business day immediately following the date of our release of fiscal year-end earnings to the public, with such options to be granted at the closing price on the date of grant. At the May 1, 2008, quarterly meeting, the Committee approved resolutions stating earnings for fiscal 2008 are currently expected to be released November 10, 2008, and options shall be granted on the 4th day after earnings are released, making the expected option grant date November 14, 2008. The resolutions further stated that if the earnings release date for fiscal 2008 is changed, the option grant date shall also be appropriately changed to fall on the fourth day after the announcement of the earnings.
Separation Agreement and General Release
On April 29, 2008, Mr. J. Alberto Gonzalez-Pita agreed to terminate his position as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. Also on April 29, 2008, the Company entered into the Separation Agreement and General Release dated as of April 29, 2008, between the Company and Mr. Gonzalez-Pita (the “Separation Agreement”), pursuant to which Mr. Gonzalez-Pita’s employment with the Company ended effective as of May 2, 2008 (the “Separation Date”).
The Separation Agreement provides that, among other things: (i) the Company shall pay Mr. Gonzalez-Pita a severance benefit equal to eighteen (18) months of Mr. Gonzalez-Pita’s base salary, less all legally required deductions, to be paid in substantially equal installments on each of the Company’s regular payroll dates falling between the Separation Date through November 2, 2009 (“Severance Period”); (ii) the Company shall provide Mr. Gonzalez-Pita with certain health benefits through November 2, 2009, and all of Mr. Gonzalez-Pita’s coverage under all Company benefit plans other than its group medical, dental, vision and drug plan(s), including, but not limited to, retirement, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, vacation and stock plans shall cease as of the Separation Date; (iii) as soon as practical after the Separation Date, Mr. Gonzalez-Pita is entitled to the delivery of the previously granted 55,409.3465 shares of restricted Class A common stock of the Company, in accordance with the terms and conditions of Mr. Gonzalez-Pita’s restricted stock agreements (including any tax withholding obligations); (iv) all performance stock awards previously granted to Mr. Gonzalez-Pita have been cancelled as of the Separation Date, including any performance shares thereunder; (v) with respect to Mr. Gonzalez-Pita’s previously granted stock option awards, (A) Mr. Gonzalez-Pita may exercise any vested and outstanding stock options awards in accordance with the provisions of each specific stock option grant, (B) any outstanding stock option grants not vested as of the Separation Date but granted on or before May 2, 2005 shall be accelerated and be fully vested as of the Separation Date, and (C) any other unvested stock option awards shall be forfeited; and
(vi) the Company shall deliver all vested stock options and shares of restricted stock to Mr. Gonzalez-Pita in accordance with the Severance Program adopted by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
In addition, Mr. Gonzalez-Pita has agreed to continue to be bound to the restrictions imposed upon him pursuant to his Executive Employment Agreement, dated October 4, 2004, between Mr. Gonzalez-Pita and the Company, with respect to (a) the disclosure of confidential information and trade secrets; (b) non-solicitation and (c) non-competition and the related enforcement provisions under such employment agreement. Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, Mr. Gonzalez-Pita has released and waived any claims that he might have against the Company and certain parties.
The foregoing summary of the Separation Agreement does not purport to be a complete description of such agreement and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Separation Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.3 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.
This excerpt taken from the TSN 10-Q filed Feb 8, 2007.
Item 5. Other Information
The following exhibits are filed with this report.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
TYSON FOODS, INC.