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): September 19, 2012
PAREXEL International Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other juris-
diction of incorporation
195 West Street, Waltham, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (781) 487-9900
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 September 19, 2012, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of PAREXEL International Corporation (the “Company”) approved targets under the Company's Management Incentive Plan, or MIP, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, or Fiscal Year 2013. Under the MIP for Fiscal Year 2013, incentives of the executive officers disclosed in our Proxy Statement, dated October 28, 2011 (the “Named Executive Officers”), are based on the achievement of corporate, business unit and personal goals. The corporate goals set by the Committee include specific earnings per share, or EPS, and backlog objectives, and the business unit objectives are based on achieving predetermined business unit operating margin, or BOM, and customer satisfaction objectives. Personal goals collectively constitute 20% of each executive's Fiscal Year 2013 MIP opportunity. For Fiscal Year 2013, corporate and business unit goals were set to have a roughly 80% chance of attainment based on budgets, market conditions and historical factors. For executives to be awarded any payment under the corporate EPS or BOM elements of the Fiscal Year 2013 MIP, at least 90% of the targeted value has to be attained. For executives to be awarded any payment under the backlog element of the Fiscal Year 2013 MIP, 100% or more of the targeted value has to be attained. Over-achievement of certain goals enables an individual to earn more than 100% of the targeted MIP. However, to the extent any such overachievement payment would cause the Company to miss its targets, that payment is reduced.
The metrics for Fiscal Year 2013 bonus opportunities under the Company's MIP for the Named Executive Officers, excluding personal goals, are as follows: Josef von Rickenbach has a target bonus equal to 100% of base salary and can achieve a maximum bonus of 120.0% of his target bonus (or 120.0% of his base salary), based upon backlog and EPS metrics; James F. Winschel, Jr. has a target bonus equal to 55% of base salary and can achieve a maximum bonus of 127.5% of his target bonus (or 70.1% of his base salary), based upon backlog and EPS metrics; Mark A. Goldberg has a target bonus equal to 65% of base salary and can achieve a maximum bonus of 118.8% of his target bonus (or 77.2% of his base salary), based upon backlog, EPS and customer satisfaction metrics; Ulf Schneider has a target bonus equal to 45% of base salary and can achieve a maximum bonus of 122.5% of his target bonus (or 55.1% of his base salary), based upon backlog and EPS metrics; and Joseph Avellone has a target bonus equal to 45% of base salary and can achieve a maximum bonus of 125.0% of his target bonus (or 56.3% of his base salary), based upon backlog, EPS, BOM and customer satisfaction metrics.
The Committee also approved an amendment to the terms of employment of Ulf Schneider on September 19, 2012. Effective as of September 1, 2012, Dr. Schneider reduced his time commitment to the Company to 80% of a normal work week and his salary and vacation accrual amounts were reduced by 20%.
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: September 25, 2012
PAREXEL International Corporation
/s/ James F. Winschel, Jr.
James F. Winschel, Jr.
SVP and CFO