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): May 1, 2012
National CineMedia, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
9110 E. Nichols Ave., Suite 200
Centennial, Colorado 80112-3405
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):
Approval of 2012 Performance Bonus Plan
An Annual Meeting of the stockholders of National CineMedia, Inc. (the Company) was held on May 1, 2012. At the Annual Meeting, stockholders approved the National CineMedia, Inc. 2012 Performance Bonus Plan (the Bonus Plan) for the Companys executive officers. The Compensation Committee of the Companys Board of Directors adopted the Bonus Plan on January 11, 2012, and the Board of Directors approved and directed that the Bonus Plan be submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting.
The purpose of the Bonus Plan is to create a financial incentive for executives of the Company to meet or exceed certain key internal financial performance metric targets (or budgets). All executive officers of the Company are eligible to participate in the Bonus Plan.
Under the Bonus Plan, each executive officer will have a performance bonus potential based on a specified percentage of his annual base salary at the end of the 2012 fiscal year for which a bonus is being paid (prorated in the case of an executive not employed for the full year). The performance bonus potential will vary depending on the executive officers title, business unit and level of responsibility. In addition to the potential performance bonus award, all officers (including the executive officers) will be eligible for a stretch bonus under the Bonus Plan. The stretch bonus, if any, will be payable only if the Company exceeds the Adjusted OIBDA budget and will be incremental to the performance bonus awards described above. The amount of the stretch bonus will be equal to: (i) the actual performance bonus award paid to the executive, times (ii) 50%, times (iii) the percentage that the Companys actual Adjusted OIBDA is in excess of the budgeted Adjusted OIBDA (capped at 10%) divided by 10%.
The performance bonus awards and stretch bonus awards, if any, will be paid as soon as practicable after the fiscal 2012 annual audit is completed by the Companys independent auditors. No executive will be eligible for a bonus award under the Bonus Plan if he is not employed by us on the date the bonus awards are paid unless otherwise approved by the Compensation Committee.
Awards under the Bonus Plan are based on actual future performance. As a result, the amounts that will be paid under the Bonus Plan are not currently determinable. The following table sets forth the maximum awards payable under the Bonus Plan based upon the maximum potential per the terms of the Bonus Plan and the maximum limit of 250% of each officers base salary in effect on January 11, 2012.
For more information about the Bonus Plan, see the Companys definitive proxy statement dated March 20, 2012. The above description of the Bonus Plan and such portions of the proxy statement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Bonus Plan, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.
The matters that were voted upon at the Companys Annual Meeting, and the number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes as to each such matter, where applicable, are set forth below. Each of the proposals submitted to a vote of the Companys stockholders at the Annual Meeting was approved.
Proposal #1 Election of Class II Directors
Proposal #2 Approval of the National CineMedia, Inc. 2012 Performance Bonus Plan
Proposal #3 Advisory Approval of the Companys Executive Compensation
Proposal #4 Ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent auditors for the 2012 fiscal year ending December 27, 2012
The following directors terms continued after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders:
Class I directors Kurt C. Hall, Lawrence A. Goodman, and Scott N. Schneider
Class III directors Amy E. Miles, Gerardo I. Lopez, and Lee Roy Mitchell
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.