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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.
(e) Approval of FY2013 Executive Officer Bonus Awards and Approval of FY2014 Executive Officer Target Awards
Approval of FY2013 Executive Officer Bonus Awards
On October 8, 2013, the Compensation Committee of Farmer Bros. Co., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), approved the following executive officer bonus awards for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 under the Farmer Bros. Co. 2005 Incentive Compensation Plan (the “Incentive Plan”), a copy of which was previously filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the
Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2008:
Nelson’s target award under the Incentive Plan is equal to 55% of his base annual salary, prorated at 11.5% of his base annual salary for fiscal 2013 based on the commencement date of his employment.
Fiscal 2013 target awards for Mark A. Harding and Thomas W. Mortensen were based on each of their average monthly base salaries for fiscal 2013.
Approval of FY2014 Executive Officer Target Awards
On October 8, 2013, the Compensation Committee also established fiscal 2014 target incentive compensation awards under the Incentive Plan for the Company’s executive officers shown in the table below as a percentage of base salary. The target incentive percentages could result in target bonus dollar amounts, which are also shown in the table below.
Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer
amounts shown assume achievement at 100% of established targets and will change if base salary changes during fiscal 2014. The fiscal 2014 target awards shown for Messrs. Nelson, Harding, and Mortensen reflect the changes in their respective base salaries effective as of October 1, 2013.
The Compensation Committee determined that for purposes of fiscal 2014 bonus determinations under the Incentive Plan, the Company’s financial performance will be gauged by the level of achievement of modified net income and modified operating cash flow, in each case as determined from the Company’s audited financial statements. “Modified net income” is defined as net income (GAAP) before taxes
and excluding any gains or losses from sales of assets. “Modified operating cash flow” is defined as net income from operations (GAAP) after taking into account adjustments for the following items: (i) depreciation and amortization, (ii) provision for doubtful accounts, (iii) changes in: (a) accounts and notes receivable, (b) inventories, (c) income tax receivables, (d) prepaid expenses, (e) other assets, (f) accounts payable, and (g) accrued payroll, expenses and other current liabilities. Subject to the Compensation Committee’s discretion under the Incentive Plan, threshold modified net income equal to no less than 90% of the modified net income target approved by the Compensation Committee must be achieved in fiscal 2014 to earn any bonus payout under the Incentive Plan. Assuming this threshold is reached, then a percentage of achievement ranging from 90% to 200% will be assigned for each of modified net income and modified operating cash flow, respectively,
in proportion to the level of modified net income and modified operating cash flow, respectively, achieved. Following that calculation of achievement for each of modified net income and operating cash flow, an overall Company financial performance achievement percentage will be calculated by giving modified net income percentage achievement 80% weight and giving modified operating cash flow 20% weight. The Compensation Committee also assigned individual goals for fiscal 2014 to each of the executive officers shown in the table above.
At the end of the fiscal year, bonus awards will be determined primarily by measuring the Company’s financial performance and the executive officer’s achievement of individual goals. The method for calculating bonus awards is set forth in the form of target award notification letter under the Incentive Plan for
fiscal 2014 filed herewith as Exhibit 10.2 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Form of Award Letter (Fiscal 2013) under Farmer Bros. Co. 2005 Incentive Compensation Plan.*
of Target Award Notification Letter (Fiscal 2014) under Farmer Bros. Co. 2005 Incentive Compensation Plan.*
* Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
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