SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 21, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
2485 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value||AMD||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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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 June 21, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (the “Company”) and the Compensation and Leadership Resources Committee of the Board (the “Committee”), as applicable, approved the following changes to the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (as set forth in the Company’s most recent definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2021):
Named Executive Officer Base Salary Increases
Effective July 1, 2021, the annual base salaries for the Company’s named executive officers will increase as follows:
|Name and Title||Old Annual Salary||Annual Base Salary Effective July 1, 2021|
|Lisa T. Su, President and Chief Executive Officer||$1,055,000||$1,097,000|
|Devinder Kumar, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer||$625,000||$675,000|
|Rick Bergman, Executive Vice President, Computing and Graphics Business Group||$600,000||$625,000|
Darren Grasby, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer(1)
|Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology and Engineering||$675,000||$725,000|
(1) Amounts shown for Mr. Grasby were converted to U.S. dollars from £450,000 and £475,000, respectively, using an exchange rate of 1.396 U.S. dollars per 1.00 British pound, which was the exchange rate reported by Bloomberg Financial as of June 22, 2021.
Increase in CEO’s Target Annual Bonus Opportunity
Effective July 1, 2021, Dr. Su’s target annual bonus opportunity under the Company’s Executive Incentive Plan will increase to 200% of her annual base salary (from 170% of her annual base salary).
Named Executive Officer Long-Term Incentive Awards
On August 9, 2021 (the “Grant Date”), the named executive officers will receive equity awards under the Company’s 2004 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (the “2004 Plan”), having the following target award values (“Target Value”):
|Name and Title||Target Value|
|Lisa T. Su, President and Chief Executive Officer||$18,383,000|
|Devinder Kumar, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer||$3,600,000|
|Rick Bergman, Executive Vice President, Computing and Graphics Business Group||$3,400,000|
|Darren Grasby, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer||$4,000,000|
|Mark D. Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology and Engineering||$5,750,000|
The Target Value of each equity award will be converted into a mix of performance-based restricted stock units (“PRSUs”), time-based stock options (“Stock Options”) and time-based restricted stock units (“RSUs”). Each PRSU and RSU represents a contractual right to receive one share of the Company’s common stock upon vesting and settlement of the PRSU or RSU (as applicable).
The target number of PRSUs will be determined by dividing 50% of the Target Value by the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the 30 trading-day average period ending on the Grant Date (but not less than $36.00) (the “Conversion Price”). The number of Stock Options will be determined by converting 25% of the Target Value using the Conversion Price and a Stock Option valuation factor determined in accordance with the Company’s equity valuation practices, and the number of RSUs will be determined by dividing 25% of Target Value by the Conversion Price.
PRSUs. The number of PRSUs that a named executive officer may earn will range from 0% to 250% of his or her target number of PRSUs. Subject to the foregoing award limits, the actual number of PRSUs earned by each named executive officer will be calculated as follows:
Each named executive officer will earn between 0% and 200% of his or her target number of PRSUs depending on the return on the Company’s stock price relative to the return on the S&P 500 Index, in each case over the performance period that begins on August 9, 2021 and ends on August 9, 2024 (or, if earlier, the date immediately preceding the effective date of a change of control (as defined in the 2004 Plan)) (as applicable, the “Performance Period”).
In addition, each named executive officer will earn a number of PRSUs equal to 0%, 25% or 50% of the number of PRSUs (if any) earned by such named executive officer under clause (a), above, depending on the Company’s non-GAAP earnings per share (“EPS”) for fiscal 2023 as compared to the Company’s fiscal 2021 target non-GAAP EPS.
If a change of control occurs before the Company reports its fiscal year 2023 earnings, but after the Company reports its fiscal year 2022 earnings, each named executive officer will earn 0%, 25%, or 50% of the number of PRSUs (if any) earned by such named executive officer under clause (a), above, based on the percentage by which the Company’s fiscal year 2022 non-GAAP EPS exceeds its fiscal year 2021 target non-GAAP EPS. If a change of control occurs before the Company reports its fiscal year 2022 earnings, no additional PRSUs will be earned by the named executive officers under this clause (b).
In no event, however, will the combined number of PRSUs earned by a named executive officer under clauses (a) and (b), above, exceed 250% of his or her target number of PRSUs.
|(c)||If the return on the Company’s stock price over the Performance Period is negative, then the total number of PRSUs earned by each named executive officer pursuant to clauses (a) and (b), above, will be reduced by 50%.|
Vesting of any earned PRSUs is generally subject to the applicable named executive officer’s continued provision of services to the Company through August 9, 2024 (or, if earlier, the one-year anniversary of a change of control). Earned and vested PRSUs will generally be settled on August 15, 2024 (or, if earlier, promptly following the one-year anniversary of a change of control).
Stock Options. The Stock Options will have an exercise price equal to 100% of the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the Grant Date, and will vest 1/3 on each of August 9, 2022, August 9, 2023 and August 9, 2024. The Stock Options will have a term of seven years.
RSUs. The RSUs will vest 1/3 on each of August 9, 2022, August 9, 2023 and August 9, 2024.
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: June 24, 2021||ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Harry Wolin|
|Name:||Harry A. Wolin|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|