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 23, 2012
THE ACTIVE NETWORK, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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):
Item 5.02(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On May 23, 2012, The Active Network, Inc. (the Company) granted time-based restricted stock units (RSUs), performance-based restricted stock units (Performance RSUs) and option awards (Options) to the Companys named executive officers, in accordance with the terms of the Companys 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2011 Plan) as follows:
The time-based RSUs vest twenty-five percent (25%) on the first year anniversary of the grant date and in equal installments on each of the three anniversaries thereafter, subject to the named executive officers continuous employment through each of the vesting dates.
The options vest over four years in equal monthly installments, subject to the named executive officers continuous employment through each of the vesting dates; provided however, the options do not become exercisable until the Companys 15-day moving average stock price meets or exceeds (a) $20.00 within two years from the grant date, (b) $22.50 within three years from the grant date, or (c) $25.00 within four years from the grant date. In addition, each named executive officers vested options become exercisable following a change of control of the Company (as such term is defined in the named executive officers retention agreement or change of control agreement).
The performance-based RSUs vest on the third year anniversary of the grant date dependent upon the Companys achievement of corporate objectives for the three year performance period ended December 31, 2014. Achievement of the Companys objectives relating to revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure described in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, will determine the actual number of performance-based RSUs to be earned. For purposes of these awards, revenue will exclude the impact of any acquisitions during the performance period.
The number of performance-based RSUs to be earned by each named executive specified below requires us to achieve both the revenue and Adjusted EBITDA component of the applicable performance objectives. The base plan represents the minimum threshold below which no performance-based RSUs will be earned. The actual number of performance-based RSUs to be earned by each named executive officer will be assessed on a linear basis and the degree to which we achieve the performance objectives will determine the actual number of performance-based RSUs to be earned by the named executive officers.
After completion of the three year performance period, the Compensation Committee will certify the extent to which the performance goals have been met, and will determine the number of performance-based RSUs that have been earned based on this performance. Performance-based RSUs that are earned will vest if the executive remains employed throughout the performance period and will be paid out in fiscal 2015.
The performance-based RSUs provide for double trigger vesting in the event of a change of control. In the event of a change of control of the Company, the performance-based RSUs will become payable at target following the performance period, provided that the named executive officer remains employed by the Company through such date. However, if a named executive officers employment is terminated by the Company without cause, or the named executive officer terminates employment for good reason in connection with the change of control transaction (as such terms are defined in the named executive officers retention agreement or change of control agreement), the performance-based RSUs will become fully vested and payable at the target amount upon such termination.
The Company also completed its determination of retention awards to be granted to the Companys named executive officers. The awards were granted to each executive officer to realign the overall equity compensation of the named executive officers with current market levels after taking into account individual responsibilities, performance and experience, and are intended to provide additional long-term retention incentive for the continuation of service of the named executive officers. The following table sets forth the aggregate awards granted to the named executive officers:
The restricted stock units were granted pursuant to the Companys 2011 Equity Incentive Plan and vest in full on March 28, 2013, subject to the named executive officers continuous employment through the vesting date. The retention cash payments are payable on March 28, 2013, subject to the named executive officers continuous employment through such date.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 23, 2012, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting). As of March 26, 2011, the record date of the Annual Meeting, there were 58,166,605 outstanding shares of the Companys common stock. At the Annual Meeting, a quorum of 40,311,897 shares of the Companys common stock were represented in person or by proxy. The Companys stockholders approved the four proposals listed below, which proposals are described in detail in the Companys definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 13, 2012. The final votes on the proposals presented at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
Each of Bruns H. Grayson and Joseph Levin was elected as a Class I director to hold office until the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his successor is elected and has qualified, or if sooner, until the directors death, resignation or removal by the following vote:
Each of David Alberga, Thomas N. Clancy, Stephen L. Green, Matthew Landa and Scott Schultz continue to serve as directors of the Company after the Annual Meeting.
The selection by the Audit Committee of the Companys Board of Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 was ratified by the following vote:
Approval by the Companys stockholders, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the named executive officers, as disclosed in the Companys proxy statement for the Annual Meeting pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the SEC, was approved by the following vote:
Approval by the Companys stockholders, on an advisory basis, of the frequency with which the stockholders of the Company shall have an advisory vote on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers was voted on as follows:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.