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 27, 2018
|Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|222 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 500, El Segundo, California||90245|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (310) 252-8100
|(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)|
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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 27, 2018, the Organization & Compensation Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the following for the Company’s named executive officers other than Warren Lichtenstein, the Company’s Executive Chairman: (i) fiscal 2018 base salaries to be effective March 24, 2018; (ii) fiscal 2018 annual cash incentive plan metrics and plan design; (iii) fiscal 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”) design, metrics and participation (“Base LTIP”); and (iv) two new LTIP components (in addition to the Base LTIP).
For 2018, the Compensation Committee approved the annual cash incentive award plan design, metrics and participation. The potential payouts range from 0% to 200% of an individual’s target incentive. Target incentives represent a percentage of an eligible participant’s base salary. The Compensation Committee has discretion to adjust these payments.
For the 2018 Base LTIP grants, the Compensation Committee approved the design, metrics and participation. The potential vesting will range from 0% - 200% and include pre-established Company performance objectives such as revenue, EBITDAP, and Return on Invested Capital. The Base LTIP consists of awards of (i) restricted stock that will vest based on meeting certain performance targets for fiscal 2020 and (ii) stock appreciation rights that become exercisable on the third anniversary of grant.
The Compensation Committee also approved for 2018 the following two new LTIP components, which are in addition to the Base LTIP, for the named executive officers other than Mr. Lichtenstein:
• Grants of service-based restricted stock that vest as to one-third of the award on each of the first, second, and third anniversaries of grant.
• Grants of price performance-based restricted stock, one-third of which vest upon the attainment of a share price of $34 no later than December 31, 2020, one-third upon the attainment of a share price of $38 no later than December 31, 2021, and one-third upon the attainment of a share price of $42 no later than December 31, 2022, with the share price in all cases being determined on the basis of the 20-day volume weighted average price of the Company’s common stock.
The table below summarizes the 2018 base salaries, 2018 annual incentive target percentages, and 2018 LTIP target percentages (including Base LTIP) for the named executive officers listed below.
|Named Executive Officer||Title||2018 Annual Base Salary||2018 Annual Incentive Target Percentage||2018 LTIP Target Percentage|
|Eileen P. Drake||Chief Executive Officer and President||$825,000||100%||346%|
|Mark A. Tucker||Chief Operating Officer||$472,443||75%||199%|
|Paul R. Lundstrom||Vice President and Chief Financial Officer||$460,616||75%||200%|
|Arjun L. Kampani||Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary||$361,660||65%||118%|
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.
|March 2, 2018||AEROJET ROCKETDYNE HOLDINGS, INC.|
/s/ Arjun L. Kampani
|Name:||Arjun L. Kampani|
|Title:||Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|