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): December 2, 2015
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
77 Hot Metal Street
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (412) 432-3300
(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 December 2, 2015, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the appointment of Jay L. Schottenstein as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Schottenstein will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Schottenstein served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since January 2014. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
In connection with the removal of Mr. Schottensteins interim title, the Compensation Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors determined to adjust Mr. Schottensteins Fiscal 2015 target incentive bonus percentage. Mr. Schottenstein will receive an increase in his target incentive bonus percentage from 150% to 175% of his base salary (with a corresponding increase in his maximum incentive bonus percentage from 300% to 350% of his base salary) prorated for Fiscal 2015 based on the effective date of his appointment. Mr. Schottenstein is eligible to receive an annual incentive cash bonus under the Companys 2014 Stock Award and Incentive Plan (the 2014 Plan). The 2014 Plan conditions the payment of the bonus on achievement of pre-determined objective performance goals established by the Committee.
The Committee also determined Mr. Schottensteins compensation for Fiscal 2016 as follows:
|-||Annual base salary of $1,500,000 (no change from Fiscal 2015);|
|-||Eligibility to receive an annual incentive cash bonus under the 2014 Plan with a target incentive bonus of 175% of his base salary and a maximum bonus of 350% of his base salary. The 2014 Plan conditions the payment of the bonus on achievement of pre-determined objective performance goals established by the Committee;|
|-||A grant of time-based restricted stock units under the 2014 Plan with a value of $1,050,000 based on the closing price of the Companys common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the grant date, which vests in equal increments on the first three anniversaries of the grant date; and|
|-||A grant of long-term performance restricted stock units (PSP RSU) under the 2014 Plan with a target value of $2,450,000 based on the closing price of the Companys common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the grant date. The number of PSP RSUs which vest will be between 0-150% of the target, based upon the achievement of the Company performance goals established by the Committee for the three year period Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2018.|
The information required by Items 401(b), (d), (e) and Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, including Mr. Schottensteins biographical information, existing compensation arrangements in connection with his role as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Companys Board of Directors and information relating to related party transactions have been previously reported in the Companys most recent definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 22, 2015, which information is incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press release dated December 2, 2015|
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.
|AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.|
|Date: December 2, 2015||By:||/s/ Charles P. Sandel|
|Charles P. Sandel|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel|
|99.1||Press release dated December 2, 2015|