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): January 30, 2013
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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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 January 30, 2013, the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Company's Board of Directors approved the base salary for 2013 (effective April 1, 2013) and the payment of cash bonuses to the Company's CEO and its other named executive officers. The cash bonuses were based on the Committee's certification of Company performance in accordance with the Company's Executive Incentive Compensation Plan.
On January 30, 2013, the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Company's Board of Directors approved the cancellation of 25,827 shares of unvested restricted stock, originally granted to David W. Kemper, which were subject to service-based vesting, and the replacement of those awards with an equal number of shares of performance-contingent restricted stock. The new grant contains the same service-based vesting period as the original canceled grant, and vesting of the new grant is also subject to achievement of a performance target determined by the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
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.
COMMERCE BANCSHARES, INC.
By: \s\ Jeffery D. Aberdeen
Jeffery D. Aberdeen
(Chief Accounting Officer)
Date: February 5, 2013