Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K



Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 5, 2018



Pegasystems Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Commission File Number: 1-11859


Massachusetts   04-2787865

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1 Rogers Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(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.

(e) On March 5, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Pegasystems Inc. (the “Company”) approved the 2018 base salaries, target incentive percentages for the Section 16 Officer/FLT Member Corporate Incentive Compensation Plan (the “Incentive Plan”), and other incentive bonus payment targets for the executive officers of the Company listed on Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Executive Officers”).

The aggregate target Incentive Plan payments for Executive Officers is $1,321,000. The Executive Officers are also eligible for additional bonus compensation related to the achievement of certain operational objectives totaling $100,000. Leon Trefler and Douglas Kra, Senior Vice Presidents of Global Customer Success, are also eligible for sales commissions of $225,000 and $180,000, respectively.

The foregoing summary description of the Incentive Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which describes the 2018 base salaries, target Incentive Plan, and other bonus payments for the Executive Officers. It is further qualified in its entirety by reference to the Incentive Plan filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 27, 2017, and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


99.1    2018 Executive Officers Base Salaries and Target Bonus Percentages and Incentives


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.


      Pegasystems Inc.
Date: March 9, 2018     By:  

/s/ Matthew J. Cushing

      Matthew J. Cushing
      Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary