Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Equity Plan Awards
On November 27, 2012, the Board of The Laclede Group, Inc., (“Company”) approved awards to certain named executive officers of performance contingent restricted stock units (“Units”) under the Company’s 2006 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (“Plan”). A copy of the Plan is on file with the SEC as appendix 1 to the Company’s proxy statement filed on December 19, 2011. The grant date for the awards is December 3, 2012, and the performance period for these awards is the three-year period ending September 30, 2015. The key variance of these awards as compared to prior awards is the opportunity to earn 200% of the target number of Units for high performance on the total shareholder return metric, which has 25% weighting. High performance on the other metrics, which are net economic earnings per share with a 50% weighting and growth investments with a 25% weighting for these Units, remains at 150% of the target number of Units. As with prior awards, dividends attributable to the Units accrue throughout the Performance Period and are paid only relative to those Units that vest. The other key terms of the awards, including those relative to change in control, remain unchanged. Target levels of Units awarded to the Company’s executive officers are:
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.