Yahoo! 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): February 7, 2012
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 7, 2012, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo!) increased the size of the Board from ten to eleven directors and appointed Alfred J. Amoroso and Maynard G. Webb, Jr. to serve as directors of Yahoo!, effective immediately. There are no arrangements between Mr. Amoroso or Mr. Webb and any other persons pursuant to which either was selected as a director, and neither Mr. Amoroso nor Mr. Webb has any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Amoroso and Mr. Webb will each participate in the current director compensation arrangements applicable to non-employee directors. Under the terms of those arrangements, each non-employee director will receive a retainer of $80,000 per year for service on the Board and will participate in Yahoo!s other compensation programs for its non-employee directors. Under Yahoo!s 1996 Directors Stock Plan, Mr. Amoroso and Mr. Webb each automatically received a grant of 5,216 restricted stock units (RSUs) (determined by dividing $220,000 by the market value of Yahoo!s common stock on the date of their appointment to the Board, and pro rated based on the portion of the year that has passed since June 23, 2011, the date of Yahoo!s 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the 2011 Annual Meeting)). Each RSU award is scheduled to be fully vested, subject to the directors continued service, on the anniversary of the 2011 Annual Meeting or, if earlier, the day before Yahoo!s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the 2012 Annual Meeting). Each vested RSU will be paid in a share of Yahoo! common stock. Yahoo! has entered into its standard form of indemnification agreement with each of Mr. Amoroso and Mr. Webb.
Also on February 7, 2012, Yahoo! announced that Roy J. Bostock, Vyomesh Joshi, Arthur H. Kern, and Gary L. Wilson have each volunteered not to stand for re-election to the Board at the 2012 Annual Meeting.
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.
Date: February 8, 2012