|EX-10.3 - EX-10.3 - Targa Resources Partners LP||d470161dex103.htm|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 15, 2013
TARGA RESOURCES PARTNERS LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
1000 Louisiana, Suite 4300
Houston, TX 77002
(Address of principal executive office and Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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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.
(e) Targa Resources Corp. 2013 Annual Incentive Compensation Plan. On January 15, 2013, the Compensation Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors of Targa Resources Corp. (the Company), which is the indirect parent of the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP (the Partnership), approved the Companys 2013 Annual Incentive Compensation Plan (the Bonus Plan). The Bonus Plan is a discretionary annual cash bonus plan available to all of the Companys employees, including its executive officers. The purpose of the Bonus Plan is to reward employees for contributions toward the Companys business priorities (including business priorities of the Partnership) approved by the Committee and to aid the Company in retaining and motivating employees. Under the Bonus Plan, funding of a discretionary cash bonus pool is expected to be recommended by the Companys chief executive officer (the CEO) and approved by the Committee based on the Companys achievement of certain business priorities, including strategic, financial and operational objectives. The bonus pool is approved by the Committee, which considers certain recommendations by the CEO. Near or following the end of the year, the CEO recommends to the Committee the total amount of cash to be allocated to the bonus pool based upon overall performance of the Company relative to these objectives, generally ranging from 0 to 2x the total target bonus for the employees in the pool. Upon receipt of the CEOs recommendation, the Committee, in its sole discretion, determines the total amount of cash to be allocated to the bonus pool. Additionally, the Committee, in its sole discretion, determines the amount of the cash bonus award to each of the Companys executive officers, including the CEO. The executive officers determine the amount of the cash bonus pool to be allocated to the Companys departments, groups and employees (other than the executive officers of the Company) based on performance and upon the recommendation of their supervisors, managers and line officers.
The Committee has established the following ten key business priorities for 2013:
execute on all business dimensions, including 2013 guidance for EBITDA and distribution/dividend growth as furnished from time to time,
successfully integrate and commercialize the Bakken Shale midstream acquisition including contribution to 2013 guidance,
continue priority emphasis and strong performance relative to a safe workplace,
reinforce business philosophy and mindset that promotes compliance in all aspects of our business including environmental and regulatory compliance,
continue to attract and retain the operational and professional talent needed in our businesses,
continue to control all costsoperating, capital and general and administrative,
continue to manage tightly credit, inventory, interest rate and commodity price exposures,
execute on major capital and development projectsfinalizing negotiations, completing projects on time and on budget, and optimizing economics and capital funding
pursue selected growth opportunities including gathering and processing build outs, fee-based capex projects, and potential purchases of strategic assets, and
pursue commercial and financial approaches to achieve maximum value and manage risks.
The Committee has targeted a total cash bonus pool for achievement of the business priorities based on the sum of individual employee market-based target percentages ranging from approximately 3% to 100% of each employees eligible earnings. Generally, eligible earnings are an employees base salary and overtime pay. The Committee has discretion to adjust the cash bonus pool attributable to the achievement of business priorities based on accomplishment of the applicable objectives as determined by the Committee and the CEO. Funding of the Companys cash bonus pool and the payment of individual cash bonuses to executive officers are subject to the sole discretion of the Committee.
Long-Term Incentive Plan. On January 15, 2013, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Targa Resources GP LLC, the general partner (the General Partner) of the Partnership made the following grants under the Targa Resources Partners Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan): 21,251 performance units to Mr. Rene R. Joyce, 20,971 performance units to Mr. Joe Bob Perkins, 13,709 performance units to Mr. James W. Whalen, 18,405 performance units to Mr. Michael A. Heim and 7,465 performance units to Mr. Matthew J. Meloy. The Plan is administered by the Board. The Form of Performance Unit Grant Agreement approved by the Board in February 2011 (the Performance Unit Grant Agreement) will be used in connection with these and future awards under the Plan.
Awards under the Plan may be made to employees, consultants and directors of the General Partner, the Partnership and their affiliates. The Plan provides for the grant of performance units which are unit-settled awards linked to the relative performance of the Partnerships common units. The awards made to Messrs. Joyce, Perkins, Whalen, Heim and Meloy will vest on June 30, 2016, with the amounts vesting under such awards dependent on the Partnerships performance compared to a peer-group consisting of the Partnership and 12 other publicly traded partnerships. The Board has the ability to modify the peer group in the event a peer company is no longer determined to be one of the Partnerships peers. The settlement of each performance unit award will be the number of awarded common units multiplied by a performance percentage which may be zero or range from 25% to 150% of the awarded common units plus associated distributions over the three year period. If the Partnerships performance equals or exceeds the performance for the 25th percentile of the group but is less than or equal to the 50th percentile of the group, the award will vest with a performance percentage ranging from 25% to 100%. If the Partnerships performance equals or exceeds the performance for the 50th percentile of the group but is less than or equal to the 75th percentile of the group, the award will vest with a performance percentage ranging from 100% to 150%. If the Partnerships performance is above the performance of the 75th percentile of the group, the performance percentage will be 150% of the award. If the Partnerships performance is below the performance of the 25th percentile of the group, the performance percentage will be zero and no amounts will vest.
This description of the Plan and Performance Unit Grant Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Partnerships Registration Statement on Form S-1/A (File No. 333-138747), as amended, and the Performance Unit Grant Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Partnerships Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33303), both of which are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 10.1||Targa Resources Partners Long-Term Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Partnerships Registration Statement on Form S-1/A (File No. 333-138747) filed February 1, 2007).|
|Exhibit 10.2||Form of Performance Unit Grant Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Partnerships Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33303) filed February 18, 2011).|
|Exhibit 10.3||Targa Resources Corp. 2013 Annual Incentive Compensation Plan.|
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|TARGA RESOURCES PARTNERS LP|
|By:||Targa Resources GP LLC,|
|its general partner|
|Dated: January 18, 2013||By:|
|Matthew J. Meloy|
|Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|
|10.1||Targa Resources Partners Long-Term Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Partnerships Registration Statement on Form S-1/A (File No. 333-138747) filed February 1, 2007).|
|10.2||Form of Performance Unit Grant Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Partnerships Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-33303) filed February 18, 2011).|
|10.3||Targa Resources Corp. 2013 Annual Incentive Compensation Plan.|