Awards to Executive Officers
On May30, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company granted awards of restricted stock units (
) and stock options (
) to purchase shares of the Companys ClassA common stock (the
A Common Stock
) to its executive officers (collectively, the
) in the following amounts:
Mr.RobertW. Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, received 482,695 RSUs and 1,448,084 Options;
Mr.RichardJ. Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, received 482,695 RSUs and 1,448,084 Options;
Mr.StevenJ. Macri, Senior Vice President Corporate Finance, received 52,500 RSUs and 97,500 Options;
Mr.ScottD. Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Secretary, received 10,000 RSUs and 10,000 Options; and
Mr.PaulM. McNicol, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, received 34,000 RSUs and 51,000 Options.
In connection with the grants, the Board of Directors approved a form of Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement and a form of
Stock Option Award Agreement for executives to govern the awards. Each award is also subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the 2019 Incentive Equity Plan of iHeartMedia, Inc. (the
Under the applicable RSU Award Agreement and applicable Option Award Agreement (and in the case of Messrs. Pittman and Bressler, pursuant to their employment agreements, as amended) and subject to the Executive Officers continued full time employment through each applicable vesting date, (i) 20% of the RSUs or the Options, as applicable (the
), will vest on the earlier to occur of (A) 180 days after the pricing of an underwritten public offering of the ClassA Common Stock and (B)two business days after the first day that the ClassA Common Stock becomes listed on a nationally recognized securities exchange through a direct listing that does not occur in conjunction with an underwritten public offering, and (ii)an additional 20% of the RSUs or the Options, as applicable, will vest on each of the first four anniversaries of the date of grant.
Upon a change of control (as defined in the Plan), 100% of the awards will vest prior to the consummation of such change of control. If an Executive Officers employment is terminated by the Company without cause or by the Executive Officer for good reason (as such terms are defined in the Plan, and each such termination, a
), the then-unvested portion of the awards will vest (i) 100% if the termination occurs on or before the anniversary of the grant date; (ii) 50% if the termination occurs after the first anniversary but on or before the second anniversary of the grant date; and (iii) 25% if the termination occurs after the second anniversary but on or before the third anniversary of the grant date; provided, that, if an Executive Officer undergoes a Qualifying Termination or is terminated due to death or disability, prior to the vesting of the Initial Tranche, the Initial Tranche will vest and become exercisable upon such termination.
The Options will expire six years after the grant date and have an exercise price of $19.00 per share.
On May30, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Company also granted awards of RSUs to
directors in the following amounts:
each of Ms.Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan and Messrs. Gary Barber, Brad Gerstner, Sean Mahoney and James A. Rasulo received 23,684 RSUs representing annual upfront awards for each of 2019, 2020 and 2021 ($450,000 in the aggregate, divided by an assumed per share value of $19.00);
each of Messrs. Barber, Gerstner, Mahoney and Rasulo elected to receive 23,684 RSUs to in lieu of their $150,000 annual cash retainer for each of 2019, 2020 and 2021 ($450,000 in the aggregate, divided by an assumed per share value of $19.00); and
Ms.Sivaramakrishnan elected to receive 9,473 RSUs in lieu of 40% of her $150,000 annual cash retainer for each of 2019, 2020 and 2021 ($180,000 in the aggregate, divided by an assumed per share value of $19.00).
In addition, Messrs. Barber, Gerstner and Mahoney elected to receive 3,947 fully-vested shares of ClassA Common Stock in lieu of $75,000 in cash as compensation in connection with the Companys emergence from bankruptcy.
In connection with the grants, the Board of Directors approved a form of
Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement. The awards are also subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Plan.
Under the applicable RSU Award Agreement and subject to the directors continued service on the board through each applicable vesting date, the RSU awards vest as follows: (i)the RSUs granted in lieu of the annual cash retainers will vest one-twelfth (1/12) on July1, 2019, and one-twelfth (1/12) on the first day of each of the following eleven subsequent quarters; and (ii)the RSUs representing annual upfront awards for each of 2019, 2020 and 2021 will vest (a) one-third (1/3) on the earlier of the Companys annual meeting of stockholders in 2020 or May 30, 2020, (b) one-third (1/3) on earlier of the date of the Companys annual meeting of stockholders in 2021 or May30, 2021 and (c) one-third (1/3) on the earlier of the date of the Companys annual meeting of stockholders in 2022 or May30, 2022. In each case, the RSU Award Agreement provides that the RSU awards will have 100% acceleration upon a change of control. If a director is removed from the board, or the Company fails to nominate a director for re-election to the board, in each case, for reasons other than for cause, or due to the directors death or disability, the number of RSUs that would have otherwise vested on the next regularly scheduled vesting date will vest on a pro rata basis (as if the RSUs were subject to monthly vesting from the date of grant) through the date of termination of service as a director.
The foregoing descriptions of the awards, the Employee Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements, the Employee Stock Option Award Agreements and the
Director Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the complete text of the applicable agreement, which forms are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 hereto. The foregoing descriptions are also qualified in their entirety by reference to the complete text of the Plan, which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 with the Companys Registration Statement on Form
on May17, 2019.
Indemnification Agreements with Executive Officers
On May31, 2019, Messrs. Macri, Hamilton and McNicol entered into indemnification agreements with the Company. The indemnification agreements provide these executive officers with contractual rights to indemnification, expense advancement and reimbursement, to the fullest extent permitted under the Delaware General Corporation Law. As disclosed in the Companys Amendment No.1 to Current Report on Form
filed on May7, 2019, Messrs. Pittman and Bressler previously entered into substantially the same form of agreement in their capacities as directors of the Company.
The foregoing description of the indemnification agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the agreement, which form is filed as Exhibit 10.5 hereto.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Form of Employee Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 of iHeartMedia, Inc.s Registration Statement on Form
filed on May
Form of Employee
Stock Option Award Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 of iHeartMedia, Inc.s Registration Statement on Form
filed on May
Director Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement with respect to RSUs granted in lieu of annual cash compensation.
Director Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement with respect to RSUs granted as part of the directors equity compensation.
Form of Indemnification Agreement between iHeartMedia, Inc. and its executive officers.
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: June5, 2019
/s/ Paul McNicol
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and CorporateSecretary
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