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): September 16, 2016
United Parcel Service, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
55 Glenlake Parkway, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (404) 828-6000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
The Compensation Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors of United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) is responsible for reviewing and approving compensation for the executive officers of UPS. As part of such review and approval process, the Compensation Committee regularly engages with its independent compensation consultant, Frederic W. Cook & Co. (“Cook”), to assess the competiveness of the UPS compensation program and to stay apprised of market data on pay practices and trends.
On September 16, 2016, following its review of relevant market data and consideration of advice from Cook, the Compensation Committee approved certain changes to the compensation arrangements of each of David P. Abney, Richard N. Peretz, Alan Gershenhorn and Myron A. Gray in order to improve the competitiveness of UPS executive compensation.
The changes approved by the Compensation Committee include: (i) a change in future LTIP award targets, (ii) a change in future stock option award targets, (iii) a one-time grant of additional Restricted Performance Units (“RPUs”) connected to the 2016 Long-Term Incentive Performance (“LTIP”) award, and (iv) a one-time grant of non-qualified stock options, all as summarized in the table below. The one-time LTIP and Stock Option grants are intended to make the previously awarded grants consistent with the new targets. In addition, the Committee approved a ten percent (10%) increase to current annual base salaries for certain executive officers, effective October 1, 2016.
New LTIP Award Targets(1)
New Stock Option Award Targets(1)
One-time LTIP RPU Award
One-time Stock Option Grant (#)(2)(4)
David P. Abney
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Richard N. Peretz
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Commercial Officer
Myron A. Gray
President, U.S. Operations
Award targets are expressed as a percentage of annual base salary. The new targets will become effective in 2017.
The one-time LTIP RPUs and Stock Options were awarded on September 16, 2016.
The RPUs were granted under, and pursuant to the terms and conditions of the United Parcel Service, Inc. 2015 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan, as well as pursuant to the UPS Long-Term Incentive Performance Program Terms and Conditions, each of which has been previously filed with the SEC.
The stock options will vest ratably over five years. The stock options were granted under, and pursuant to the terms and conditions of, the United Parcel Service, Inc. 2015 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan, as well as pursuant to the UPS Stock Option Program Terms and Conditions, each of which has been previously filed with the SEC.
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.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.
Date: September 16, 2016
/s/ NORMAN M. BROTHERS, JR.
Norman M. Brothers, Jr.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary