SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) August 9, 2021
Key Tronic Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
|4424 North Sullivan Road||Spokane Valley,||Washington||99216|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (509) 928-8000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, no par value||KTCC||NASDAQ Global 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
Incentive Compensation Plan Performance Goals and Target Payments
On August 9, 2021, the Board of Directors of Key Tronic Corporation (“Company”), upon the recommendation of its Compensation Committee, established the performance goals and target payment percentages for each participant in the incentive compensation plan (“Plan”) for the Company’s fiscal year 2022.
A minimum Company profit goal must be achieved in order for any payments to be made to participants in the Plan. Payments under the Plan for fiscal year 2022 will be based on three profit goal performance levels established by the Board: entry level, expected value level and overachievement level. If overachievement level is exceeded, the participants will participate in a bonus pool equal to 25% of the profit goal performance achieved in excess of overachievement level. Payments under the Plan will be a percentage of the participant’s base salary paid during fiscal year 2022.
The following executive officers of the Company are among the participants in the Plan: Craig D. Gates, President & CEO; Brett R. Larsen, Executive Vice President of Administration, CFO and Treasurer; and Philip S. Hochberg, Executive Vice President of Business Development. Under the Plan the potential payment percentages established by the Board for fiscal year 2022 for the President & CEO range from 11% of base salary paid during fiscal year 2022 if entry level performance is achieved to 165% if overachievement level performance is achieved. The potential payment percentages established by the Board for fiscal year 2022 for the Executive Vice President of Administration, CFO and Treasurer, range from 7% if entry level performance is achieved to 105% if overachievement level performance is achieved, and for the Executive Vice President of Business Development range from 6% of base salary paid during fiscal year 2022 if entry level performance is achieved to 90% if overachievement level performance is achieved. Payment percentages will be interpolated for actual performance levels achieved between entry level and expected value level and between expected value level and overachievement level.
Payments under the Plan will be made as soon as administratively possible after the end of fiscal year 2022. A participant must be an active employee of the Company at the time payments are made under the Plan in order to receive a payment.
Base Salary Increases
On August 9, 2021, the Board of Directors upon recommendation of its Compensation Committee, approved an increase in the bi-weekly salaries, effective August 9, 2021, of Craig D. Gates, President and CEO, from $25,544 to $31,306, Brett R. Larsen, Executive Vice President of Administration, CFO and Treasurer, from $14,882 to $16,735 and Philip S. Hochberg, Executive Vice President of Business Development, from $12,724 to $13,370.
Fiscal Years 2022-2024 Long-Term Incentive Plan Performance Measures and Awards
On August 9, 2021, the Board of Directors upon recommendation of its Compensation Committee, established long term incentive plan performance measures for the three fiscal year period 2022 through 2024. The Board of Directors also approved target awards for the three year period for each of the Company’s officers and non-employee Directors. The fiscal 2022-2024 performance measures are based on a combination of sales growth targets compared to the industry and return on invested capital targets. No cash awards will be made to participants if actual Company performance does not exceed the minimum target performance measures. The payments after the end of fiscal year 2024 to the following executive officers for the three year performance period, if expected target performance measures are achieved, are as follows: Craig D. Gates, President and CEO - $400,000, Brett R. Larsen, Executive Vice President of Administration, CFO and Treasurer - $190,000, Philip S. Hochberg, Executive Vice President of Business Development - $150,000. The payment after the end of fiscal year 2024 to each non-employee Director of the Company for said three year period, if expected target performance measures are achieved, is $35,000. Actual cash payments to participants may range from $0 to 150% above target depending on the extent to which Company performance is less than or exceeds the expected target performance measures.
2010 Incentive Plan Awards
On August 9, 2021, the Board of Directors granted Stock Appreciation Rights (“SARS”) awards under the Company’s 2010 Incentive Plan, as amended and restated on October 23, 2014, to Craig D. Gates, President & CEO in the amount of 25,000 SARS, to Brett R. Larsen, Executive Vice President of Administration, CFO and Treasurer in the amount of 11,250 SARS, and to Philip S. Hochberg, Executive Vice President of Business Development in the amount of 10,000 SARS. The Board of Directors also granted awards under the Plan to each non-employee Director of the Company in the amount of 3,750 SARS. These SARS will vest on the third anniversary of the grant date of the awards, and only to the extent the Company’s return on invested capital (“ROIC”) over the vesting period compared to the weighted average of a selected group of peer companies over the same period has reached the levels set forth below as of the vesting date:
|Level||Performance Relative To Group Peer Companies||% of Award That Vests|
|Below Entry||< 90% of Industry Average||0%|
|Entry||90% of Industry Average||50%|
|Expected Value||Industry Average||75%|
|Overachievement||110% of Industry Average||100%|
ROIC = Operating Income divided by (Assets - Interest Free Debt)
(Assets exclude cash and deferred tax assets)
The SARS expire five years from the grant date, subject to earlier termination in accordance with the terms of the 2010 Incentive Plan, as amended and restated on October 23, 2014, and Stock Appreciation Rights Agreement. The award or a portion of the award may be exercised by giving written notice to the Company, in form and substance satisfactory to the Company, which will state the election to exercise the award and the number of SARS being exercised. Upon the exercise of the award, the grantee will be entitled to receive payment in cash or common stock in an amount determined by multiplying: (a) the difference between the per share fair market value of the Common Stock of Key Tronic Corporation on the date of exercise over the per share base price of the SARS of $7.17 per share by (b) the number of SARS exercised.
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.
KEY TRONIC CORPORATION
|Date: August 13, 2021|
|By:||/s/ Brett R. Larsen|
|Brett R. Larsen, Executive Vice President of Administration, CFO and Treasurer|