Valley National Bancorp 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
|Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)||November 16, 2004|
VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
|1455 Valley Road, Wayne, New Jersey
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code||(973) 305-8800|
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Item 1.01 Entry into Material Definitive Agreement
The Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Board of Valley National Bancorp is responsible for administering the executive officer annual incentive compensation plan. Payments under the plan are determined by evaluating the executives performance in meeting certain corporate objectives, set at the beginning of the year, relating to earnings per share, return on assets and return on equity and the executives individual performance criteria.
Based on the criteria established in 2004 for three of the named executive vice presidents, except for Mr. Lawrence, in the Valley National Bancorps 2004 proxy statement, the earned incentive compensation was $135,000. The earned incentive for Mr. Lipkin, the Chairman, President and CEO, was $546,000. For Mr. Lawrence, his bonus of $150,000 was based upon his individual performance criteria.
Recognizing the many extenuating circumstances affecting operations during 2004, the Compensation and Human Resources Committee determined that an additional discretionary bonus of $35,000 should be paid to each executive vice president, other than Mr. Lawrence, and $79,000 paid to Mr. Lipkin.
The bonus payments for the executive vice presidents were approved by the Compensation and Human Resources Committee on November 16, 2004 and reported to the Board of Directors on November 17, 2004.
Mr. Lipkins bonus was approved by the Compensation and Human Resources Committee on December 14, 2004 and reported to the full Board of Directors on December 14, 2004.
The above payments for all executives were made in December, 2004.
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.
Dated: February 11, 2005
|VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP|
By: /s/ Alan D. Eskow
Name: Alan D. Eskow
Title: Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)